Lost: Season Four

Title: Lost: Season Four
Year: 2008
Network: ABC
Creators: J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber, Damon Lindelof
Directors: Jack Bender, Stephen Williams, Eric Laneuville, Stephen Semel, Paul A. Edwards
Writers: Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Drew Goddard, Brian K. Vaughan, Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Greggory Nations, Christina M. Kim, Kyle Pennington
Starring: Naveen Andrews, Henry Ian Cusick, Jeremy Davies, Emilie de Ravin, Michael Emerson, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, Ken Leung, Evangeline Lilly, Rebecca Mader, Elizabeth Mitchell, Terry O’Quinn, Harold Perrineau
Music: Michael Giacchino
Episodes: 14, at c. 43 minutes
Synopsis: Survivors vs. The Boat
How I saw it: a few episodes streaming online, February 2008; on video (rented from Netflix), over the past couple weeks
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good).
Objective Rating: 9/10 (1 point off for pacing) c. 3.1/4 (Very good).

This was the first time the DVD of the previous season came out early enough for us to be caught up in time to watch the show as it aired. Unfortunately, we grew bored after about three episodes and stopped watching. Nothing really seemed to be happening, and the cliff-hangers were completely dumb. It didn’t help that two of the best characters were killed off in season three. I had thought I would give up on the show, but eventually curiosity and my obsessive-compulsive nature (I started the show, so I have to finish it!) got the best of me and we rented it. I’m glad we did. Those first episodes were just as bad or worse as I remembered, but it picks up eventually. A lot happens in the last few episodes, and the finale is pretty crazy.

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