Maybe, it's the split season, where the first six episodes served as a long introduction to the fun that began in "Not In Portland," the first Juliet-centric episode. Maybe, it's Nikki and Paulo, whom virtually the entire fandom hated. Maybe, it's Mr. Eko's demise. Maybe, it's "Stranger In a Strange Land". Maybe, it's the non-appearance of Libby in Season 3. Maybe, it's the freshness and less mythological characteristics of Heroes.
I don't know, really. And I can't understand why those critics don't think that the second part of the season redeemed LOST in many aspects.
Nevertheless, LOST was not nominated in the 2008 Writers Guild Awards in the dramatic series category. Thankfully, Damon Lindelof and Drew Goddard's writing in the amazing "Flashes Before Your Eyes," the revelatory Desmond-centric episode. The rest of the nominees in the episodic drama category follows:
EPISODIC DRAMA - any length - one airing time
Final Grades (The Wire), Teleplay by David
Simon; Story by David Simon & Ed Burns;
The Second Coming (The Sopranos), Written by Terence Winter; HBO
The Round File (The Closer), Written by Michael Alaimo; TNT
Flashes Before Your Eyes (Lost), Written by Damon Lindelof & Drew Goddard; ABC
The Hobo Code (Mad Men), Written by Chris Provenzano;
The Dark Defender (Dexter), Written by Tim
Also, the Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and LOST wasn't nominated in any category. Here are the nominees for the best drama series;
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
BIG LOVE (HBO)
Anima Sola and Playtone Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
DAMAGES (FX NETWORKS)
FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television
GREY’S ANATOMY (ABC)
Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions in
association with Universal Media Studios
MAD MEN (AMC)
THE TUDORS (SHOWTIME)
Showtime/Peace Arch Entertainment/Working Title/Reveille Productions
Limited/An Ireland-Canada Co-Production
I hope either Grey's Anatomy or House wins.
Anyway, LOST's season four starts in February, and I know it'll kick butt. Provided, of course, the WGA strike ends soon and production in LOST resumes shortly afterwards.