November 10, 2010 9:17 pm

LOST Mixup

During maternity leave, I accidentally got myself addicted to LOST. I think the final episode had just come out, and evvvveryone was talking about it, and seasons 1-5 were on Netflix instant and I thought heck, why not?


I couldn’t stop watching. I think I blew through the first two seasons in a long weekend.

Finally, season 6 came out (DVD only) so we put it on our Netflix queue. We received and watched the first disc and then the second disc, and yesterday we got all our nightly prep done by 9pm so we could start on disc three.

I hit play on the first episode, and as the “PRRRVIOUSLY ON LOST” segment started, I got very, very confused.

Things were happening that didn’t happen previously! Nothing made sense! Long-since departed characters were there! Doing weird things! Daniel and I were looking at each other in shock and confusion and stumbling for the remote and WHAT WHAT WHAT?!

Turns out, Netflix had helpfully sent us DISC 4 instead of DISC 3.

Why, Netflix? Why would you do that to someone? LOST is confusing enough as it is, I don’t need to watch it out of order!

(The best part of this is the fact that, because LOST is, well… LOST, I initially was convinced that this was just another flash-back/forward/sideways thing and I was supposed to just roll with it despite having ZERO idea what was going on. Ha.)

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  • Lucy says:

    All my favourite shows are like that – LOST, Fringe, FlashForward, The Event, Warehouse 13, etc. Oh, except some bright spark has decided to chop The Event. (They did that to Fringe, too, before we had exclusive digital channels. We got it back on another channel, but without the subtitles, which is annoying because so much of what they talk about on Fringe is incomprehensible anyway.)

  • Megan says:

    Lost addiction hit me a few years ago. I spent entire weekends glued to the TV. It is a serious problem. I totally know what you are going through. Are you a Six Feet Under fan? That and Battlestar Galactica are the only other shows that have consumed me. On Netflix only. I can’t watch stuff on TV for some reason.

  • Rose says:

    Ahh, I can’t believe I didn’t see this entry until now. LOST is amazing. So good.

    Although the ending is still a little irritating.

    I’ve heard breaking bad is really good as well, although I haven’t seen it. And Mad Men, of course :D