I’ve now seen the first four episodes of Lost season 4.
After a tense build up to an amazing cliff-hanger at the end of season 3, season 4 has been a roller-coaster. Gone is the slow, edge-of-the-seat and often agonising pace at which the plot and characters developed and the tension grew in much of season 2 and 3, and in comes a much more thrilling and exciting action tone.
Not to say that it’s delivering all the answers – while some amazing things happen in the early season 4 episodes, they still throw up yet more questions, and only tease us with possible outcomes rather than reveal any in full. There are still a full two seasons to come, so I guess things will not be fully explained even by the end of the current season.
However, it is still gripping – my jaw dropped more than once during the four episodes, as the new challenges facing the survivors lead to unexpected divisions and behaviour. Some of the characters that I had down as the reliable and dependable group members have seemingly begun to crack or change as pressures mount, and it’s hard to predict what might happen between now and the end of the season.
It really is the best thing on telly at the moment.
Mind you, I don’t have a TV and this is the only thing I watch, so that’s not a hard conclusion for me to reach.