Archive for September 11th, 2008


Lost: Recruiting

It’s safe to assume that if you’re reading from this site, you think Lost is a pretty good TV show.  Well did you know that there are people who still haven’t watched it yet?  I know it’s shocking.  They could be people you know, people you spend time with, and they literally don’t know what they are missing.

So here’s the plan.  We now have roughly five months until Lost season 5 starts to air.  What are you going to do with all that time?  Rewatching old episodes is a good idea, but why not do something more useful, start recruiting. 

Recruiting people to Lost is one of my favorite things to do.  So far I have fully recruited sixteen people, and I am working on five right now, and I just started two of those on the weekend.  I have nine future targets and I’ll try to work on them later, but I’ve currently run out of DVDs.  The truth is that only two of my friends started watching Lost with me way back in Sept/04 (I’m sure they’ll be surprised to read this).  At times it can be pretty labor intensive.  Certain friends are more stubborn than others and they insist on watching an episode a week.  Most of the time people are amazed how good the show is, and they can watch whole seasons in a matter of days.

My strategy in starting people off is to watch the two pilot episodes with people then leave it up to them, they can usually get through season one on their own.  One of the more challenging problems is when new episodes air.  These people are usually dying to watch them.  There is also the dead period after a season airs and before the DVDs are released, so that presents a scheduling problem, it’s best to time recruiting so that people can be caught up for the upcoming season.  If that’s not possible then don’t push the show to hard, it will drive them crazy.

This show is a great conversation point, it is endless fun to talk about.  Having your friends along for the ride is wonderful.  So go out there and start recruiting.  To get you started I’ll post a few tips this weekend on how to effectively get people to watch the show.

– izi

September 2008

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