All the writers at TVSquad commented on the season premiere of Lost, and I got to contribute.
For the first few minutes, [Massive spoiler removed out of respect for non-American viewers, but intact via the link.] In many ways, it reminded me of The Other 48 Days, but the episode quickly stumbled (not helped by the frequent commercials) and ended up being as unsatisfying as Three Minutes.
While I understand that the story will play out over the rest of the season, as a fan of the show, I wanted the first episode after the hiatus to be a good one -- no, a great one -- one that validated my wait all summer and left me counting down the minutes until next week. When the show was over, I felt neither of those things. The content of last night's episode would have been a passable first hour of a two hour show, if the second hour was phenomenal, but I was left feeling annoyed and disappointed.
The rest of my comment is at TVSquad (it's the last one in the post.) A trip through the various Lost forums indicates that I'm in the minority on this one, though nearly all of the comments I've read seem to be written from viewers who are more into the "mystery of the island" aspect of the show (which is starting to feel like a macguffin to me) rather than story-telling and character development. I should also make it clear that I absolutely loved the first season (and some of the second season) of Lost.
Did anyone else watch Lost this week? What did you think? "It's just a TV show" responses miss the point, and will be met with a cockpunch. It should be assumed that comments in this post will contain spoilers. You have been warned.