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Posted May 27, 2010 @ 1:10 PM

Ah, a Lost rewatch to pass the summer...more refreshing than an entire case of Dharma beer! I realize the series ended less than a week ago, but I'm already experiencing symptoms of severe withdrawl. A rewatch could be just the fix we need. It'll be interesting to see how our views of various storylines and characterizations are altered now that we know the series' ultimate outcome. It's always fascinating to rewatch episodes and catch priceless little moments and nuances we might have missed the first or second (or, in my case, fifth or or sixth!) times around. Besides, it's LOST...rewatching is just plain fun!

I really hope some of you are willing to join in me in raving about and/or snarking on the series all over again.
I was assuming we'd rewatch the episodes in chronological order, but more creative ideas are very welcome (For example, as I saw mentioned on another thread, voting on our top 25 favorite episodes and watching only those; watching episodes according to themes or which characters they focus on, like watching our favorite Jack-centric episodes in a row and then our favorite Sawyer-centric episodes in a row...etc.). When should we start? About how many episodes per week should we schedule? And is it sad that I already miss this show to such a deep degree? (Feel free not to answer that last one!)
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Posted May 27, 2010 @ 1:16 PM

I already miss the show.

I was going to put a list of all the unanswered question that fans seem to have and try and see if I can get answers via a a rewatch. So I'll join your rewatch in this thread.
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Posted May 27, 2010 @ 1:42 PM

Maybe someone with mad calendar skillz could figure out how many we'd need to watch every week in order to reach the finale by the end of August. I think the DVDs ship Aug. 24 or 30?

I like themes! My Ben list, let me show you it! Is there a way to do them without missing any episodes and not having to rewatch the same ones for multiple themes, though?
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Posted May 27, 2010 @ 1:59 PM

I'm so glad at least a couple of people are interested!

I like themes! My Ben list, let me show you it! Is there a way to do them without missing any episodes and not having to rewatch the same ones for multiple themes, though?


I do think that while some characters' episodes would overlap and some episodes might not be centered around any one character clearly enough for us to categorize, most episodes would still be covered. And, yes, I would love to see your Ben list, whether we watch the episodes chronologically, according to which character they're centered around or otherwise!

Someone more math-oriented than I am---a group that generally includes everyone on the planet over the age of five---can feel free to correct me, but I'm thinking we'll have to do at least a few episodes per week to complete S1-S5 before the S6 DVDs are released. Which I'm more than willing to do, but if people think it's too hectic and rushed, we can just select highlights/favorites instead!
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Posted May 27, 2010 @ 5:14 PM

June 1-August 24 is 13 weeks so at 2 a week doing a Top 25 would fit. On the other hand, the cut off doesn't have to be when the DVDs go out.

What's the best way to select 25? A site poll?
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Posted May 27, 2010 @ 5:49 PM

I definitely have the time and motivation to rewatch the whole series even if we didn't finish by 8/24, but I also understand that most people have far more of a non-Lost-related life than I do! ;) I'd love to hear more input, and if the majority would rather just select our top 25-30 episodes for a rewatch, then I'll shamlessly beg our moderator to set up a poll!
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Posted May 27, 2010 @ 5:53 PM

I've primarily lurked around here for a long time, but I would love to participate in a full rewatch.
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 8:45 AM

Glad we have at least one more person on board, Nafkerrt!

Should I ask TWoP Mars to set up a poll allowing us to vote for either "rewatching the whole series" or "rewatching only our consensus favorites"? Or should the sadly few of us who will be participating just decide here in this thread?!

As I've said, I'd prefer a series rewatch, if only because 1) Starting from the beginning and watching chronologically will allow potential Newbies to join us, while jumping around from one favorite to the next might confuse viewers first checking out the show and 2) in my little world, a greater number of LOST episodes is always preferable to fewer LOST episode!

Again, though, I'm more than happy to do whatever you all prefer. I would love to start viewing next week, if at all possible.

Edited by MsTaken, May 28, 2010 @ 8:48 AM.

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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 8:51 AM

This is such a great idea... I would love to participate as well. :)
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 9:01 AM

I'm in, too!

Though I'm for an entire rewatch, because each episode is full of nuggets. I remember rewatching the third or fourth episode where Jack says they need to burn the bodies in the fuselage, and Kate goes, "You can't burn them! They're people!" which is hilarious in retrospect now that I know what her original crime was. Something I also just remembered is how in Boone's drug-induced vision, Shannon disappeared and then a few minutes later he saw her body laid out on a rock in the stream in EXACTLY the same way that Brother and Jack appeared laid out on the rock before they died (possibly the same stream?). A selective rewatch would miss little things like that.
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 10:58 AM

Count me in!

I've already gone back and watched a few episodes, and I found it very rewarding.

I really hope some of you are willing to join in me in raving about and/or snarking on the series all over again.

I was assuming we'd rewatch the episodes in chronological order, but more creative ideas are very welcome (For example, as I saw mentioned on another thread, voting on our top 25 favorite episodes and watching only those; watching episodes according to themes or which characters they focus on, like watching our favorite Jack-centric episodes in a row and then our favorite Sawyer-centric episodes in a row...etc.). When should we start? About how many episodes per week should we schedule? And is it sad that I already miss this show to such a deep degree? (Feel free not to answer that last one!)


I'm down for watching the whole series in order, five episodes a week. We could start on Monday with eps 1-5.

What do you guys think?
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 11:18 AM

I'm down for a rewatch of the entire series. I'm getting my boyfriend to watch it all this summer, but he's not really the intense discussing type, so it'd be nice to discuss everything here!
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 11:36 AM

Shortly after the beginning of season six I re-watched Lost from the start so that I could refresh my memory. One thing that I regret not doing was jotting down the funny lines found throughout the show.

At the moment only two come to mind:

Ben to Hurley : "You know that those crackers are 15 years old!"

While Charlie was going through Sawyers' stash in his tent: "Everyone needs...Shocking amounts of pornography"

There are many more but can't remember them right now.
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 11:39 AM

I'm in. And I vote for chronological order, but that's just me. :)
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 11:42 AM

I would rewatch the whole series. Recently I've been rewatching seasons 3 and 4 in Spanish anyway, but it would be good to start from the beginning and go all the way through in English again.
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 12:33 PM

I already miss the show.


Oh, me too, me too. Is it normal to feel such devastation about a T.V. show?

It'll be pretty interesting to rewatch now that we know what happens. Perhaps we can spot some in jokes or more ironies. This depends if I can get my hands on some dvds.
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 1:39 PM

Count me in for the full series rewatch, whenever you're ready. I'm starting this afternoon when I get home from work (after a stop at the liquor store for maragarita mix) but I'll be watching my private All Ben Network and then start at the start with y'all.

Ooh. I wonder if I can do them in almost chronological order--watch "A Tale of Two Cities", for example, before Henry Gale (did you know he's from Minnesota?) appears...Off to find a time line...
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 2:39 PM

I'm definately up for this! I love rewatching the DVDs.

I've "lost" my season 1 set but plan to re-buy anyway.

Fabulous!
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 3:19 PM

I am absolutely up for a rewatch! I would vote for a full chronological rewatch but will abide by whatever decision is made.

I am excited!
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 3:45 PM

I vote for the whole series as well. Look forward to discussing everything all over again, only with hindsight this time. Who decides? And when is the start date?
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 4:13 PM

How awesome that so many people are on board...you all have officially brightened an otherwise stressful week!

Is it normal to feel such devastation about a T.V. show?


Gee, I just can't relate. ;) (Says the woman who's gone through six Kleenex boxes of post-finale sobbing...and is typing this on a computer with Vincent as the desktop background...while wearing a LOST T-shirt...and listening to the S4 LOST soundtrack...)


Who decides?


I'm an even more screwed-up leader than Early Seasons Jack, so hopefully not me. ;) Seriously, it sounds like most people are in favor of the full series rewatch, so unless there are strenuous objections, I say we proceed with that!

So, assuming we're all in for the full series rewatch...:

1) I'd love to start next week. Does Monday work as the day to kick off our grand rewatch with The Pilot?

2) I know someone suggested covering five episodes per week. I'd definitely be up for that, but is that too many episodes per week for people to watch and subsequently discuss? There are no strict guidelines, obviously....people will feel free to happily discuss earlier episodes even after the group rewatch has moved on to later episodes, but I'm just wondering if five episodes per week would be too frenetic a pace.

3) Would people prefer to post right in this thread, our cozy new cyber-home, or to bump up each individual thread when it's time to watch it?!

Once we decide how many episodes per week to schedule (see above rambling), I'll ask our lovely moderator to pin the schedule so that it's immediately accessible to all who venture in here.
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 5:47 PM

Five episodes a week sounded like a lot to me until I remembered that the series is over 100 episodes long, and the summer, alas, is all too short. So, 4-5 works for me. It would be nice if we could have the discussion in here, though that may become confusing as the summer wears on. What do others (not Others) think? Should we stick to the existing episode threads?

And yes, add me to the chorus of those in withdrawal. I actually started emotionally distancing myself from the last episodes of the series, because I knew it was going to be such a bummer when I no longer had Lost and the TWOP discussion of Lost to look forward to every week.
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 5:55 PM

I am so up for this. I have made it a habit to rewatch every season prior to the current season (whenever that was) starting.
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 6:08 PM

I'm in for next Monday, 4/5 per week. Anyone have any idea when that would conclude the rewatch?

I think we should probably bump the episode threads, just so we can keep focused on each individual episode, as opposed to the clump of them.
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 6:14 PM

Count me in, too. Both as interested in this idea, and as going through serious withdrawal so soon after the show finished.

I can not wait to have my hands on the box set, but I think there's always Hulu. I really missed out on seeing the show with others for a good deal of the series, and hope this will be as good a substitute as anything. :)

I think talking about the rewatched episodes would be good here, and wanted to know...are we supposed to start on Monday, or have the first episode done on Monday for discussion. (This sounds an awful lot like school.) :)

Edited by DeliKate, May 28, 2010 @ 6:16 PM.

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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 6:50 PM

4 or 5 a week is good by me. Ms. Taken, can we set a deadline like Monday @noon Eastern or something for beginning the discussion? If someone can't watch by then, they can join when they're ready?

Further complication: season premieres and finales were frequently 2 episodes stuck together--are we doing them separately or as one longer episode?

I'd prefer to discuss them here rather than the episode threads if that's OK with the Mods. Now that the series is over and we're looking back for connections, it would be difficult and sort of self-defeating to have to stick strictly to the episode without reference to other episodes, as we are required to do in the existing episode threads. When the forum is compressed in a few weeks, the episode threads will go away anyway, yes?
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 6:53 PM

When the forum is compressed in a few weeks, the episode threads will go away anyway, yes?

I was wondering about this too.
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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 8:20 PM

I'd prefer to discuss them here rather than the episode threads if that's OK with the Mods. Now that the series is over and we're looking back for connections, it would be difficult and sort of self-defeating to have to stick strictly to the episode without reference to other episodes, as we are required to do in the existing episode threads.


Excellent point! Part of what's so thrilling and interesting about the rewatch will be connecting and comparing those earlier events and characterizations to what we now six seasons later know to be true, so the single episode threads might indeed be too confining. A more general rewatch thread like this one will allow for far more series-spanning discussion and flexibility. Great call.

This sounds an awful lot like school.) :)


Whoever comes up with the comments and analysis that will finally allow me to like or at least tolerate Kate through most of the series gets an automatic A+!

When the forum is compressed in a few weeks, the episode threads will go away anyway, yes?


...and then there's that not insignificant point as well. Yup, I think we should get comfortable in here, because it looks like this thread will be our rewatch home!

4 or 5 a week is good by me. Ms. Taken, can we set a deadline like Monday @noon Eastern or something for beginning the discussion? If someone can't watch by then, they can join when they're ready?


Sounds great to me. So buy or dig out your DVDs, visit the wonderful world of hulu, or recruit the cast to generously reenact the Pilot for you personally in your own backyard...however you choose to see it, be ready to start sharing your thoughts this Monday at noon! (*cracks open a Dharma beer to celebrate*)

Edited by MsTaken, May 28, 2010 @ 8:24 PM.

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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 9:20 PM

I can put together a schedule for the rewatch if no one else is interested in making one. I already made my own schedule, but I'm interested in actually discussing the episodes with others. I just had a couple questions about you guys think it should be laid out:

- So will it be 5 episodes a week, 1 each day from Monday to Friday?
- Should we do anything special with regards to the finales being 2 hours long?
- Should we watch the two parts of the pilot on separate days?

I'll make up a preliminary schedule and post it soon. You guys can add any suggestions/changes that you think should be made.

ETA: Here's the schedule I made up:

Season 1

Monday May 31- Pilot, Part 1 (1x01) and Pilot, Part 2 (1x02)
Tuesday June 1- Tabula Rasa (1x03)
Wednesday June 2- Walkabout (1x04)
Thursday June 3- White Rabbit (1x05)
Friday June 4- House of the Rising Sun (1x06)
Monday June 7- The Moth (1x07)
Tuesday June 8- Confidence Man (1x08)
Wednesday June 9- Solitary (1x09)
Thursday June 10- Raised by Another (1x10)
Friday June 11- All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues (1x11)
Monday June 14- Whatever the Case May Be (1x12)
Tuesday June 15- Hearts and Minds (1x13)
Wednesday June 16- Special (1x14)
Thursday June 17- Homecoming (1x15)
Friday June 18- Outlaws (1x16)
Monday June 21- ...In Translation (1x17)
Tuesday June 22- Numbers (1x18)
Wednesday June 23- Deus Ex Machina (1x19)
Thursday June 24- Do No Harm (1x20)
Friday June 25- The Greater Good (1x21)
Monday June 28- Born to Run (1x22)
Tuesday June 29- Exodus, Part 1 (1x23) and Exodus, Parts 2 & 3 (1x24/25)

Season 2

Wednesday June 30- Man of Science, Man of Faith (2x01)
Thursday July 1- Adrift (2x02)
Friday July 2- Orientation (2x03)
Monday July 5- Everybody Hates Hugo (2x04)
Tuesday July 6- ...And Found (2x05)
Wednesday July 7- Abandoned (2x06)
Thursday July 8- ... The Other 48 Days (2x07)
Friday July 9- Collision (2x08)
Monday July 12- What Kate Did (2x09)
Tuesday July 13- The 23rd Psalm (2x10)
Wednesday July 14- The Hunting Party (2x11)
Thursday July 15- Fire + Water (2x12)
Friday July 16- The Long Con (2x13)
Monday July 19- One of Them (2x14)
Tuesday July 20- Maternity Leave (2x15)
Wednesday July 21- The Whole Truth (2x16)
Thursday July 22- Lockdown (2x17)
Friday July 23- Dave (2x18)
Monday July 26- S.O.S. (2x19)
Tuesday July 27- Two for the Road (2x20)
Wednesday July 28- ? (2x21)
Thursday July 29- Three Minutes (2x22)
Friday July 30- Live Together, Die Alone, Parts 1 & 2 (2x23/24)

Season 3

Monday August 2- A Tale of Two Cities (3x01)
Tuesday August 3- The Glass Ballerina (3x02)
Wednesday August 4- Further Instructions (3x03)
Thursday August 5- Every Man for Himself (3x04)
Friday August 6- The Cost Of Living (3x05)
Monday August 9- I Do (3x06)
Tuesday August 10- Not in Portland (3x07)
Wednesday August 11- Flashes Before Your Eyes (3x08)
Thursday August 12- Stranger in a Strange Land (3x09)
Friday August 13- Tricia Tanaka Is Dead (3x10)
Monday August 16- Enter 77 (3x11)
Tuesday August 17- Par Avion (3x12)
Wednesday August 18- The Man from Tallahassee (3x13)
Thursday August 19- Exposé (3x14)
Friday August 20- Left Behind (3x15)
Monday August 23- One of Us (3x16)
Tuesday August 24- Catch-22 (3x17) *Season 6 DVD release date
Wednesday August 25- D.O.C. (3x18)
Thursday August 26- The Brig (3x19)
Friday August 27- The Man Behind the Curtain (3x20)
Monday August 30- Greatest Hits (3x21)
Tuesday August 31- Through the Looking Glass, Parts 1 & 2 (3x22/23)

Season 4

Wednesday September 1- The Beginning of the End (4x01)
Thursday September 2- Confirmed Dead (4x02)
Friday September 3- The Economist (4x03)
Monday September 6- Eggtown (4x04)
Tuesday September 7- The Constant (4x05)
Wednesday September 8- The Other Woman (4x06)
Thursday September 9- Ji Yeon (4x07)
Friday September 10- Meet Kevin Johnson (4x08)
Monday September 13- The Shape of Things to Come (4x09)
Tuesday September 14- Something Nice Back Home (4x10)
Wednesday September 15- Cabin Fever (4x11)
Thursday September 16- There’s No Place Like Home, Part 1 (4x12) and There’s No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3 (4x13/14)

Season 5

Friday September 17- Because You Left (5x01)
Monday September 20- The Lie (5x02)
Tuesday September 21- Jughead (5x03)
Wednesday September 22- The Little Prince (5x04)
Thursday September 23- This Place Is Death (5x05)
Friday September 24- 316 (5x06)
Monday September 27- The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham (5x07)
Tuesday September 28- LaFleur (5x08)
Wednesday September 29- Namaste (5x09)
Thursday September 30- He’s Our You (5x10)
Friday October 1- Whatever Happened, Happened (5x11)
Monday October 4- Dead Is Dead (5x12)
Tuesday October 5- Some Like It Hoth (5x13)
Wednesday October 6- The Variable (5x14)
Thursday October 7- Follow the Leader (5x15)
Friday October 8- The Incident, Parts 1 & 2 (5x16/17)

Season 6

Monday October 9- LA X, Parts 1 & 2 (6x01/02)
Tuesday October 10- What Kate Does (6x03)
Wednesday October 11- The Substitute (6x04)
Thursday October 12- Lighthouse (6x05)
Friday October 13- Sundown (6x06)
Monday October 16- Dr. Linus (6x07)
Tuesday October 17- Recon (6x08)
Wednesday October 18- Ab Aeterno (6x09)
Thursday October 19- The Package (6x10)
Friday October 20- Happily Ever After (6x11)
Monday October 25- Everybody Loves Hugo (6x12)
Tuesday October 26- The Last Recruit (6x13)
Wednesday October 27- The Candidate (6x14)
Thursday October 28- Across the Sea (6x15)
Friday October 29- What They Died For (6x16)
Monday November 1- The End (6x17/18)

If anyone has an issue with anything, just let me know and I'll fix it up.

Edited by Alcorn, Jun 2, 2010 @ 2:12 PM.

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Posted May 28, 2010 @ 10:26 PM

All the July dates seem to have the wrong day of the week.

Edited by Hershey4, May 28, 2010 @ 10:31 PM.

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