Surreality show

Tired of reality shows? How about a surreality show? (A term apparently coined by TV critic Tom Shales, referring to another program, the term meaning a drama unhinged from any kind of plausibility or realism.) “Lost” returns tonight. Will you?

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://amusedmomma.blogspot.com Paula

    Yes! We have been planning our week around the return of Lost! We are die-hard fans since you gave it a good review with the episode about baptism.

  • http://amusedmomma.blogspot.com Paula

    Yes! We have been planning our week around the return of Lost! We are die-hard fans since you gave it a good review with the episode about baptism.

  • http://4scores.blogspot.com Cap Stewart

    Being a fan of LOST since the beginning, and having been involved in the latest LOST online ARG (Alternate Reality Game) involving Oceanic Air, I am primed and ready for season 4…even though it will only last eight episodes. And I have heard (through a “middle man”) from one of the editors of LOST that these first eight episodes are the buildup to the really good stuff. But the good news is that they shouldn’t have any problem “catching up” in the last two seasons (as long as the WGA strike ends in a timely manner).

  • http://4scores.blogspot.com Cap Stewart

    Being a fan of LOST since the beginning, and having been involved in the latest LOST online ARG (Alternate Reality Game) involving Oceanic Air, I am primed and ready for season 4…even though it will only last eight episodes. And I have heard (through a “middle man”) from one of the editors of LOST that these first eight episodes are the buildup to the really good stuff. But the good news is that they shouldn’t have any problem “catching up” in the last two seasons (as long as the WGA strike ends in a timely manner).

  • Richard Lewer

    I watched it at the beginning and then got totally Lost.

  • Richard Lewer

    I watched it at the beginning and then got totally Lost.

  • JLarson

    I will return, though I got hooked only recently through my brother’s renting season 3 DVDs.

  • JLarson

    I will return, though I got hooked only recently through my brother’s renting season 3 DVDs.

  • JLarson

    Dr. Veith, could you provide a link to the said post about Lost and baptism?

  • JLarson

    Dr. Veith, could you provide a link to the said post about Lost and baptism?

  • http://amusedmomma.blogspot.com Paula

    Re #5 I found the post in the archives, and have copied it here for you.

    January 27, 2006
    Found on Lost
    We Tivo the shows we want to watch so we can see them at our leisure. And our only leisure is Friday nights. We just watched “Lost.” The episode hinged on and culminated in baptism! Both the mother and her baby. It was spoken of in terms of Christ freeing people from their sins. What with the wise, loving, yet macho African who always quotes the Bible–a rare POSITIVE portrayal of a Christian on TV–and now adding the sacramental dimension so often missing even on “Christian” television, “Lost” may be the most Christian program on TV!
    Posted by Veith at 06:17 PM

    Hope this is what you were looking for.

  • http://amusedmomma.blogspot.com Paula

    Re #5 I found the post in the archives, and have copied it here for you.

    January 27, 2006
    Found on Lost
    We Tivo the shows we want to watch so we can see them at our leisure. And our only leisure is Friday nights. We just watched “Lost.” The episode hinged on and culminated in baptism! Both the mother and her baby. It was spoken of in terms of Christ freeing people from their sins. What with the wise, loving, yet macho African who always quotes the Bible–a rare POSITIVE portrayal of a Christian on TV–and now adding the sacramental dimension so often missing even on “Christian” television, “Lost” may be the most Christian program on TV!
    Posted by Veith at 06:17 PM

    Hope this is what you were looking for.

  • http://www.geneveith.com Veith

    Thanks, Paula! The archives aren’t easy to find things in.

  • http://www.geneveith.com Veith

    Thanks, Paula! The archives aren’t easy to find things in.


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