Lost Drops in Ratings
Lost has endured a rocky road in its third season. The season-three premiere was down 20 percent from season two’s premiere, and Media Life Magazine suggests today that “the most likely reason [for the ratings dip] is that fans are dissatisfied with the dramaâ€™s dragging plotlines. Message boards are full of complaints about producersâ€™ failure to tie up almost any of the mysteries on the show, instead adding new ones as well as new characters.” #
It’s funny, because I don’t feel the third season is less interesting because of its lack of answer, but rather because of its lack of truly huge new mysteries! Lost has never given any answers, and I don’t expect it to any time soon either.
What I’ve been missing after the hiatus has been contact with more of the survivors. I can only guess that they are off finishing other commitments and that’s why the show has been deftly avoiding their participation by secluding Jack, Kate and Sawyer for most of the second part of season three.
One thing that does annoy me though, is the lack of confrontations between the survivors and the others. I mean these people have kidnapped children, kept people captive and all kinds of other nonsense. And all the while they are keeping everyone in the dark about what is really going on. Why?
More pertinently, why aren’t the survivors asking these questions?
Anyway, I’m still on Lost (and Heroes and Entourage and a bit of Battlestar, although that is severely slipping in my ratings system).