Two Minutes from the Jan. 21 Season Premiere of LOST

Thanks to Ain’t it Cool News

Color me cautious, but after the phenomenal comeback staged by the showrunners last year, I would hate to see the show lapse into the same drugery that ruined the first half of season three. 

Serialized dramas, for want of milking out 100 episodes so the network can earn back its investment in syndication, fall into the trap of repetitive episodic melodrama instead of moving the story along.  Last year, with the exception of one episode (an early Juliet-centric hour of wasted time), each installment steadily built momentum, offering clues, and answering some of the mysteries with the promise of more answers on the way. 

I do not want to obsess over a two-minute teaser without at least some hint of context, but it suggests that the writers might have chosen to fall back on reliable old traits to propel the narrative.  Kate’s on the run. Again. Should I feel tingles of excitement and anticipation? Or the dread of more of the same?

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