Saturday, September 17, 2005


Lost Prepremiere

No, I don't know what's coming in Wednesday's premiere of Lost, but I confess that I'm distracted by how much I'm looking forward to it. And Steven Johnson's entry yesterday along with ABC's commercials roil my anticipation even more.

The genius of Lost is that its mysteries are fractal: at every scale -- from the macro to the micro -- the series delivers a consistent payload of confusion. There are the biographical riddles: why was the beautiful Kate accompanied by a federal marshal on the flight? There are geographic riddles ("why have the rescue teams missed the island, and why does it appear to have a history of attracting castaways?") and historical ones ("why has that SOS signal been playing for so many years?")

Since last season's finale, I've been imagining what's next: will the back-stories continue as before? how long will the cliffhangers linger (esp. Walt's fiasco)? new characters? new/resolved riddles?  No mystery about what I'll be doing Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST.

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