Will You Ever Re-Watch "Lost"?

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For whatever reason, I've been thinking about re-watching the series lately, but I'm not sure I want to invest like 6 months of watching.

I also wonder if it can be anywhere near as good as it was, knowing what you know now.
Looking back, there's a lot of filler or storylines that went nowhere, or you wouldn't care about looking back.

Entire character arcs I'd be like, "Meh... maybe skip these episodes"
I wouldn't care about the brother-sister combo, the scientist, the whole Michael boat-building, the Dog, Walt, pressing the button, many people's flashbacks, etc

It's been 2 years. I'm tempted to start it up, but can't pull the trigger.
 

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I went back and watched it from ep #1 a few months back; found it rewarding in as much as I had forgotten incidental stuff along the way that, while not adding to the overall store of knowledge I have on Lost's main story, was still nice to remember.
 

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No. It wasnt that interesting in the first place.
 

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No. It wasnt that interesting in the first place.
Pretty much my response.

There are plenty of other shows worth your attention.
 
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Well if you didn't watch it first go round I'd assume you wouldn't now...
I loved the show, and while I didn't love the ending and where it went with the time-travel/island moving, I didn't hate it either.

It just seems like a daunting task, even 1 episode a day, an hour, is going to take 4 months.
 

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That is a good question. I thought about it and have no desire whatsoever to watch again.
 

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Well if you didn't watch it first go round I'd assume you wouldn't now...
I loved the show, and while I didn't love the ending and where it went with the time-travel/island moving, I didn't hate it either.

It just seems like a daunting task, even 1 episode a day, an hour, is going to take 4 months.
Who said they didn't watch it? I watched it. I watched all the episodes. I just didn't think it was that great.

It was a meandering series that, like The Sopranos, ended up loving itself/hating the audience too much. "It was about the characters! Not the mysteries!" was bullshit because would you have spent years watching the majority of those characters working in some office building or hospital?

And speaking of daunting, last month I finally finished watching Star Trek The Next Generation. That's 170+ episodes.

Now I'm onto Fringe, which I'm very much enjoying.

Of the multitude of series' I've seen the entirety of, I haven't rewatched any because there are a lot more that I want to see that I don't have the time to spend months going through it again. However, if I were to rewatch a series, it would be Battlestar Galactica.
 

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Never watched it in the 1st place. I might if I get bored with
what I'm watching now or have nothing better to do.
 

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Well if you didn't watch it first go round I'd assume you wouldn't now...
I loved the show, and while I didn't love the ending and where it went with the time-travel/island moving, I didn't hate it either.

It just seems like a daunting task, even 1 episode a day, an hour, is going to take 4 months.
If I met someone who never saw the show and they were interested in seeing it I would tell them not to bother. Face it, the show was an exercise in tedium with moments of unnecessary elation for no reason. It was a mess from beginning to end.
 

LiddyRules

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If the show was planned, there would have been a Dharma logo SOMEWHERE in the first season.

And I don't know what sucked more. How bad most of the flashbacks were or how utterly pointless most of the flashbacks were. "Look! That picture has someone we saw three seasons ago! It must mean something!" But it doesn't.
 

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If I had watched Fringe before/while I was watching Alcatraz, I would have hated that show even more.

I've probably re-watched the UK Office and Carnivale the most. Neither have many episodes though.
And I mean I've seen every episode of The Simpsons, Futurama, South Park, It's Always Sunny, etc. more than once, but never in a rewatch mode.
 

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If I met someone who never saw the show and they were interested in seeing it I would tell them not to bother. Face it, the show was an exercise in tedium with moments of unnecessary elation for no reason. It was a mess from beginning to end.
The beginning was good but the ending was so blah that it made the beginning suck too. I didn't even hate the end, it was so pointless that I felt nothing which is worse than hating it.
 

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Never watched it and I don't feel like I missed too much. A friend showed me the pilot and it didn't draw me in.
 

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I've got all the seasons on blu ray and I'm intending on watching it all again someday. But the whole "a wizard did it" final season takes a lot of mystique out of the rest of the show.
 

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I was with it all the way up to the finale. Then they revealed that half of the final season was pointless filler, and I wanted to shoot my TV.
 

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definitely gonna rewatch. I have them all on blu ray. I loved that show. I cried like a bitch at the final episode.
 

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I'm finishing a Buff/Angel rewatch, Then doing a Deadwood rewatch. After that a West Wing rewatch that will take me up to the election. I'll eventually rewatch Lost but it's not top of my list now.
 

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Yeah, if I were to watch this, I'd get a lump in my throat...
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As someone who has spent most of my life seeking the approval and positive reinforcement from my own father, a clip like this tears me up every time I watch. I hope that when I die, it is similar to this in that all of my family and friends who have gone before me are there to greet me.
 

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Here's one of the things I hated about the finale of Lost. The emotional manipulation. It felt like so that they could distract you from how they decided to answer/resolve nothing, they have people hugging and crying and hugging and crying while hugging and crying music plays. They hook up people in purgatory just so they can hug and cry. It was cheap.

How is The West Wing? I was wondering about that, but any series that lasts longer than five years with a typical network season seems kind of daunting because that's seriously a commitment that's longer than half a year. One that will prevent you from clearing out movies from your Netflix queue because you become obsessed with finishing the series.

Network comedies are different because 22 minutes is a big difference from 44. And for a serious drama you want to pay attention while you can knock out several episodes of a comedy as you're in bed and your mind is half asleep. Though I can't think of a Network Comedy I'd be willing to do that for. Maybe How I Met Your Mother? And I implied a willingness to check out American Dad, but I really don't know if I want to.

And you really think that you're the only one looking for the approval and positive reinforcement from your father?
 

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I might re-watch lost one day.

I didn't actually watch it at all until the last season was under way and then my wife and I power watched until we were caught up 2 weeks before the finale.

I didn't think there were really that many "loose threads" that people talk about. Almost all of the ones I see brought up I figured out without trying too hard. They might not straight come out and explain it in dialogue, but if you pay attention you can figure out what/why things happened.

The only thing I didn't get was "Why can't the smoke monster leave the island?" It really didn't make any sense.

The ending was kinda lame.


Series I HAVE rewatched --
Battlestar Galactica
Dexter
The Wire (Twice)
The Sopranos (They really should have ended it at season 4)
Six Feet Under (Best Series Finale ever. Period. If you don't agree, fuck you)
Arrested Development
Star Trek : The Next Generation (doesn't hold up)
Star Trek : Deep Space Nine (Much better than I remembered)
The Office UK (Watched 3 times)
The X-Files (Tapped out at some point...)


I am currently watching

Star Trek : Voyager (On season 5) Never watched it through before

In my Queue: (as in, already have the entire series sitting on my 2TB media drive)

Homicide : Life on the streets
Quantum Leap
Fringe
Smallville
It's Always Sunny
Curb Your Enthousiasm
 

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Well what made a lot of people angry was when Damon Lindelof said during an interview that all questions would be answered and then he changed his mind.
 

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The only TV show I ever re-watched in full was Millennium. I also re-watch episodes of South Park, Seinfeld and The Outer Limits a lot, but that's about it. I'll probably watch The Wire, Death Note and episodes of House again at some point.

Other than that, TV shows just aren't that special. Why would I watch Lost again, when there is something at least as good on that's new? It was a fun show to watch, but it wasn't more interesting in subject matter, or better written and acted, than some of shows airing now.