I finished season 2 last night. Again. Season 2 was and is my favourite season of Lost.
It engages more in the mysteries of the island. I really enjoyed the new introduced characters: Eko and Desmond remain my two favourite Losties. The Others became more than just a menacing presence. The Dharma initiative was just nifty. There was a real sense of threat and consequence in the season.
But in rewatching it also has most of the flaws that were annoying in the end of the series. The Jack/Kate/Sawyer love triangle was already getting old. John’s pendulum swings from absolute faith to a complete lack get repeated for the second time. Characters are introduced with the intention of filling time in the season and then are killed at season’s end. Mysteries are introduced as answers to previous mysteries. Some mysteries are just written out of the show… (Walt’s special nature in this season.)
Season 3 is up next. It was always my least favourite season. Too much time spent with the Others turned out to be less interesting than more. Le sigh.
But watch it I shall! Then comes Season 4 when they start to switch up the flashback formula with the flash forwards.