Wednesday, January 30The CDP's Lost Season 4 Preview.
Season 4 begins
Where Season 3 had left off;
Welcome to the CDP's Lost Season 4 Preview. We have much to discuss.
You know, sometimes it seems like the cast, crew and production staff of Lost are genuinely cursed. They've fought through timeslot changes, accusations of not knowing where the storyline was going, on again-off again episodes and repeats, and now a writers strike that will cut Season 4 in half. They really should have just listened to the natives; don't take Hawaiian lava rocks back to the mainland with you! It's bad luck!
Hardcore fans, however, tough through all that crap. We know that Season 4 is a new beginning for Lost. Season 1 was as groundbreaking as television gets. Season 2 was so overloaded with action and mythology that I couldn't believe it was on mainstream national television. Season 3 faltered slightly, only because the writers needed to tread water as they worked out a scheduled end date for the series (all was forgiven after the finale). Now that they know exactly how many more episodes they can produce, new life springs forth, and the story will be told exactly as it was planned.
("So it's settled. Charlie doesn't deserve a funeral. Who wants dinner?")
Speaking of which, where are all the Heroes crybabies now? When Heroes burst onto the scene, millions jumped ship, claiming that Lost had abandoned its direction and was being written with as much foresight as a David Lynch screenplay. Heroes knew what was up. Heroes was going to save the day. Heroes could lift a house. Heroes was Superman.
As it turned out, Lost had everything all planned out, and for six amazing seasons at that. It was Heroes that crashed and burned no more than two episodes into their second season. Sad, really.
So suck it, Heroes. Suck it hard, and consider yourself no longer welcome to the inner Lost Fan Circle. You will no longer receive invitations to my cocktail parties and ice cream socials.
Based on early reviews, interaction and spoilers, Season 4 of Lost looks to be absolutely insane. More action, more corpses, more mythology, more flashbacks/flash-forwards and more characters to monopolize all of your free time. The most intelligent, engaging, deep and brilliant television drama in recent history is back, bitches, and y'all betta' recognize.
("THAT'S for telling everyone that I had a small wiener!")
What you need to know, first and foremost, is the Season 4 schedule. Eight of the sixteen Season 4 episodes have been shot and will be aired back-to-back until late March. The second half of the season will be in limbo until the strike is resolved and everyone gets back to work. The new timeslot is Thursdays at 8pm Central, which means that American Idol won't be around to boot their viewership square in the knob and run off with their insulin money. Pretty sad, considering that American Idol is officially more scripted than Lost is.
Now pay attention, or you'll miss everything. I will not repeat myself.
1. There will be an 'enhanced' re-airing of the two-hour Season 3 finale ("Through The Looking Glass") tonight at 8pm Central, loaded with Pop-Up Video-esque bits of trivia and whatnot to get you all soggy for tomorrow night's premiere. Sounds great, and we all could really use a refresher.
2. Thursday night's festivities will kick off with "Lost: Past, Present & Future" at 7pm Central. It's an hour-long recap of the essentials leading up to the premiere. Finally, "The Beginning Of The End" airs at 8pm Central, blowing minds and causing nosebleeds from coast to coast.
There, that should take care of the technical side of things. Now, let me grip your clammy hand and lead you into Season 4.
(Hurley risks his life to salvage a 'Cool Ranch' Dorito he accidentally dropped into the ocean.)
There are three big stories going into Season 4 that will be addressed in the upcoming eight episodes. They are:
1. The fact that a freighter is coming to the island for a potential rescue, or potential slaughter, depending on what side of the argument you're on (please be slaughter, come onnnn slaughter...).
2. The addition of flash-forwards to the storytelling device, proving that the show doesn't end just because we know that a few people are about to get off of the island. In fact, judging by the way the Season 3 finale ended, Jack might actually be on his way back to the island. Presumably to hide from all the Speed Racer backlash he's about to receive.
3. Charlie's death and Jack's amazing flash-forward beard; I can't tell which plotline is more important right now. On one hand, you have the death of a major character. On the other hand, you have a beard.
(I've seen the future, and it's a world without razors.)
That being said, here is a SPOILER AND JOKE-FILLED preview of the first eight episodes of Season 4. You've been warned.
Thanks for the info, TV Guide; both your magazine and television station are terrible and lacking substance.
Or not. What am I, Kreskin?
(Here we see the only Lost cast members that still have a driver's license.)
Well, there you be. Not only are you ready to roll for Season 4, but you have the scoop on the entire first half of the season. Send all thank yous and handwritten love notes to:
PO Box 865
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Thanks for reading; sound off in the comments section and enjoy your day.
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The price of success, I presume.
Did anyone see American Idol last night? The only reason I did was because they had the Omaha auditions last night! They showed too much corn and not enough city. And I think more people from Wisconsin moved on than people from Omaha.
On another note, I think I have my mix down but I maybe one song too long. :( I'd rather be 200 too long than have to pick just one.
I'll really dig into my mix this weekend (along with Lost Monday).
Ahh, you magnificent bastage! That line almost caused me to spill piping hot coffee all over myself. Just reading it again now makes me giggle. Good job on the summaries! I'm all sorts of excited for the re-airing of the last episode, and of course tomorrow. I see nary a mention of Claire in spoilers, but based on a snippet of something I saw yesterday, where there goes Ethan there goes the creepy obsession for her and little Aaron-fetus. I don't think *most* of the cast gets off the island "unharmed"...physically maybe (but Jack at least looked to be an emotional fender bender in those flash forwards). I'm thinking either Locke doesn't make it, or chooses to stay.
You're probably right about Locke; maybe it was him in that casket last season.
What's funny is that American Idol didn't show more than 5 blocks from the Qwest Center (where the tryouts where). Except the cornfields, of course. I wonder how much they paid that farmer to cut his field up last summer . . .
But when you guys do come, let us know. Me, Mrs Hoss, and Little Hoss will meet up with ya. The zoo is a must see. We also know where to get the best ice cream ever. (note: ice cream, not custard like WI has)
We'll still give it a try, though, and take you up on the offer the next time we head west. Maybe this Summer, perhaps.
Speaking of 4 degrees, we're down to about -30 with the wind chill this morning. A blizzard tore this place apart last night.
I can't believe that nobody cares that we're experiencing 60 degree temperature fluctuations in a span of under 24 hours. That's extremely abnormal and seriously dangerous.
We went from 45 to -10 in less than 24 hours. Sure, that's still livable, but what's going to happen when it goes from 80 degrees to 140? Or -5 to -65?
Sorry, too heavy? OK then, how about "You've convinced me to actually start watching Lost again." Does that make you feel better?
Custard > Iced Cream, but I still heart Iced Cream and will gladly indulge in whatever ice creamery the Hosses take us to :)
Damn you CDP! You and your hypnotic humour and charm win again!
Glad you're back on the wagon, Emily. If anything, it'll make Lost Monday far more entertaining for you. I'm nowhere near completion of your Mix-Tape.
CARROT - The jokes are worth being spoiled. It'll only make Lost more awesome, I promise.
Okay, just one.
In 'Coach K,' the 'K' stands for 'Kustard.'
The Europeans have it right: there's a gelato stand every two meters over there. Thankfully, we're starting to catch on here, too. Madison now has 3 places nearby that make and sell it.
Tastiest essay ever.
1) Ice Cream / Custard / Gelato taste test
2) Blogger/CDPeon meet-n-greet-n-drink get together
3) Mass outing to see Cloverfield
4) Watch the new "Battlestar Galactica" because Emily is right about everything
It's been a long time coming, although I do enjoy my semi-recluse status in Madison. On the rare chance that someone sees me at a bar, they're usually like, 'Woah, what are you doing here?'
Gelato is great; very thick and rich. Just like Beyonce.
I may give BSG a whirl, but only once the series has completed. Then I can do a full-on DVD marathon.
But your cup is small and frail.
Gelato is here.
Culver's uses eggs,
To make their custard tasty,
It's so velvety.
Cedarcrest Ice Cream,
Is the worst kind known to man:
If it is chocolate
And I have a spoon nearby
It's all good, baby.
One day, as a little boy working on my family's dairy farm, my dad squirted milk out of a cow's udder and into my mouth. Even that was better than Cedarcrest ice cream.
I spend a lot of time at Dairy Queen.
I remember my dad getting racked by a cow, and watching his lip swell up to the size of a baseball.
Also, there's an interview of me that utilizes the 65 Poor Life Decisions - Buttman pic. It's linked from my blog.
Trust me, no cow on the planet can match with you when it come to velvety-smoothness. Just sayin'.
WILL - Great interview! I wanted to do something like that on the CDP, but went with the Mix-Tape exchange, instead. Fantastic job.
Vacant, but hot.
Man, that Season 3 finale is just amazing. Matthew Fox acted his ass off. Also, that John Locke 'Crazy' promo was awesome. I'm more jacked about tomorrow than I am for Wrestlemania XXIV in April.