This new blog, with recaps of the final season of Lost from the point of view of someone who never saw the show before, has already been recommended by the show’s co-creator Damon Lindelof.
I’m assuming, perhaps wrongly, that the “I’ve never seen the show” idea is just a persona the blogger has adopted in order to provide a basis for the snarky recaps. In any case, it’s pretty much a perfect reducto ad absurdum retelling of the first three episodes of the season, and I hope he keeps it up to the end.
These people are stuck on an island. They tried detonating a bomb to disrupt a space time continuum, which is 100 times better than using a boat when trying to get somewhere. The bombing didn’t work (or did it?!?!?! it didn’t.) so now everyone is dying left and right and everyone is mad at Jake because his plan didn’t work. Juliette is trapped under a bunch of steel. How’d she get there? She fell down a hole, survived, and then beat an H-bomb (according to my cable TV episode guide) with a rock til it blew up. Sawyer seems pretty grouchy about the whole thing. Juliette dies. Meanwhile, the Indian guy got shot but they just ignored him even though he was coughing up blood and still had a chance to live. I guess they figured since Juliette was at the center of a bomb detonation, they had less time to save her.
Here’s a link to Lindelof’s pronouncement that the blog is “Awesome. Just… AWESOME.”
I personally just like this kind of recap because I think one of the best way to make affectionate fun of something (somewhat related to the question-answer format I talked about earlier) is to recap everything that happens in a wide-eyed, literal, unembellished sort of way. Anything sounds silly when you recap it that way, which is why the technique works.