Filed Under (Rant) by brah.john on 28-03-2010

Some of my friends are shocked…



& offended…

That as of this point, I have only seen the first two episodes of Lost this season.

I plan on watching them!  I just need more time, and I’m not quite as crazy involved as you are!  In fact, after watching the season premiere, I was a bit irked by the amount of commercials during the show.  Towards the end, I could have sworn there were just as many commercials as there was actual program.

So, instead of sitting down and watching the third episode of Lost, I decided to re-watch the first episode and keep track of when the commercials were, and when the episode was on.  Here are the results:

Ok, so at first glance, this chart seems to fit the ratio of commercials to episode time that I am used to.  It seems a bit high, but heck, it was the season premiere – we can tolerate that, right?  Well, then you look at the Commercial to Episode ratio over the length of the premiere, and then you see the annoyance:

You can see them hook you in with fewer commercials, then ramp up the ratio as much as we can tolerate for the rest of the episode.  Apparently the tolerance threshold is about 1 minute of commercials for every 2 minutes of episode.

Thank god for the ability to record these shows an skip past the commercials!

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Joel on 29 March, 2010 at 11:34 am #

I get that you’ve had a lot going on, but you can NOT try to blame this on commercials that you always skip anyway!

This is why you have a DVR. You skip the commercials. We, your friends, have every right to be upset with you. You are the one who got me hooked on this show and now you are depriving me of the ability to share in the weekly joys of discussion that enhance the overall experience.

Suck it up and catch up. Or we, your friends, can no longer promise to stay spoiler free. You have been warned.

Joel on 29 March, 2010 at 11:36 am #

a shocked, confused, angered & offended friend.

brah.john on 29 March, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

Hahaha… it’s ok Joel;) You aren’t the only one waaaaay ahead of me in LOST:)