I just caught up on 'Lost' in 8 minutes and 15 seconds

13032__josh_lGiven up on Lost? Regretting it, now that the writers’ strike is on, and now that the season 4 premiere on Jan. 31 is just around the corner? Missing Sawyer (Josh Holloway, pictured)? Then head over to abc.com and click "Catch up on Lost" to watch a video that recaps the entire series (à la the seven-minute Sopranos) in eight minutes and 15 seconds. (Get it? 8:15?) I haven’t watched the show in… a while, and I found the narration easy to follow and surprisingly entertaining. Sample: "They see Jack play football with Mr. Friendly. Mr. Friendly throws like a girl."

Two questions: Do you think someone who’s never seen the show would be able to keep up? (If such a person is reading this, try it and report back.) And do you Doc Jensen-types endorse the recap, or has a vital piece of info gone missing?

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  • Orlando (SF)

    first one here

  • Orlando (SF)

    first one here

  • Ceballos

    Like the “Sopranos” vid, this is pretty decent, but, personally, I’m the type of guy who feels he has to has watched every full episode with his own eyes to feel fully caught up. Still, if people watch the video and feel like they’re caught up enough to start watching the show, then that’s fantastic…that’s potentially one more person to discuss the show with.
    With that, I’m sneaking out of my office a bit early for the day…don’t let them keep you there too late Mandi.

  • Jonathan F.

    8 minutes and 15 seconds may be pushing it a little, but hey – whatever gets this show the viewers it deserves.
    And was that the most entertaining mini-recap ever or what?

  • Jonathan F.

    note to Orlando (SF):
    grow up.

  • Aleks

    I guess it could work. I think a full-blown clip show an hour before the premiere would be perfect for anyone wanting a crash course (no pun intended).
    Most people hate clip shows because they preempt new episodes, but I like them because they let me jump into a show that I may have forgotten about or have missed for a few weeks.

  • Nick

    hahahah thanks for posting Mandi! that was great and a wonderful recap before the premiere

  • Frank

    They had nothing about Locke, his dad, and Sawyer on the island. Nothing about the numbers. Anything that was related to backstory was left out.

  • Frank

    They had nothing about Locke, his dad, and Sawyer on the island. Nothing about the numbers. Anything that was related to backstory was left out.

  • Angela

    I think it might be vital to know Michael killed Ana Lucia and Libby.

  • Courtney

    I’m fairly certain they do a recap on abc.com before every season. At least we don’t have to suffer through an hour-long rehash this time around. Hopefully the 8:15 will pique interest for new potential Losties, who will then increase our numbers come January 31.

  • Diana

    I noticed there was nothing on Michael murdering Ana Lucia and Libby. I thought that was odd.

  • Dayzd n Confused

    I couldn’t understand the last sentence of the recap. Did she say, “Some will live, some will die” OR “Some will leave, some will not”
    Both could mean wildly different directions for the show…..

  • jmiklane

    The show looks ridiculous and stupid based on the recap. It’s my favorite show, but you definitely need to see the whole thing not only to be emotionally invested in the characters, but to understand the stuff that looks ridiculous on surface level (Others in suburbia? computer that saves the world?)

  • Anonymous

    it makes lost look like a complete joke and is so stupid

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