Busting a Recap

By on Jul 31, 2009 in In Production |

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Elizabeth Mitchell and Yunjin Kim in "Lost"

The following post was originally published on my old blog on January 24, 2009.

I wasn’t going to watch the hour-long recap before the season premiere of Lost Wednesday night, but my mom wanted the refresher course. (And actually, I probably needed it, too.) I have to say, I was impressed. Not only did the recap distill four seasons of Lost into one hour, but it did so comprehensively and smoothly—with natural progressions and seamless segues, no less. And I realized why it was so successful: it didn’t burden the viewer with synopses of storylines and profiles of characters that don’t play a part in the upcoming season. It just gave viewers the essential info for the characters that are still around and the storylines that are up in the air. With a show as plot-heavy as Lost is, the recap was essential. And, luckily for us, it did the show proud.