Saturday, November 10, 2007

LOST Season 4 Part I

The writers strike is taking it's toll on television as shows are shutting down production with most networks running out of new episodes by the end of the year. If the strike is still going, from there on out it will be reality TV and game shows. That is except for the two months of new episodes of LOST that will likely start in February.

ABC announced that there are eight completed episodes of Season 4 of LOST (half of the planned sixteen) and that they will be aired as planned beginning in February. From the picket lines, producer Damon Lindelof said that there is a cliffhanger at the end of the eighth episode that is planned to be resolved the following week, but if the strike continues, there could be a very long wait for that resolution. It will be irritating to say the least. LOST cliffhangers are notoriously hard to deal with even for a week, but having an indeterminate hiatus will be worse than what we have been dealing with since May. However, I would rather some new episodes of the show rather than nothing. The question is when would the second half of Season 4 air? Would it be produced and aired as soon as the strike is resolved or would it be lumped into the planned sixteen episodes of Season 5? Here's to hoping that talks will resume and this strike will be resolved before it's too late to conclude production of Season 4 of LOST in it's entirety!

1 comment:

Roxanne said...

You say you'd rather the measly 4 episodes followed by a long break, but I think I'd prefer that they wait to get started, then play all of them. Right now, I'm excited about the season starting, but it's been a while, so it's in the back of my mind. If they get me all geared up again, then make me wait an indeterminate amount of time to figure out what will happen, that's not even good suspense... it's bad suspense...