ABC is going to fix some of the issues by making the new episodes occur more regularly. They're going to air them in an 8-7-7 cluster, so it'll stop the whole "here's 2 new episodes and nothing new for a month." That'll help keep some traction.
I think if you were able to watch the whole Season 2 in a chunk (like on DVD), it would flow more smoothly. When there are new episodes here and there, it's hard to keep momentum.
Supposedly, they have a 5-6 season arc mapped out completely. While I don't have faith that it's as cohesive as JMS and B5, I'm gonna stick with it.
As for the online Lost game, I'm enjoying the heck out of it. I like ARG's, and I'm still deeply bitter that Majestic worked well for the first chunk, and then just went nowhere. (The fact that 9-11 occurred in the middle of it really doomed the series.)
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