I just started watching season 1 last night. Managed to watch the first 6 episodes before going to sleep. I am hooked!
YEESSSS!! Welcome to the club
LOST had aired for 4 seasons before me and some buddies decided to see what all the fuss was about. We were all in college at the time and it was summer break. We went to the local video store and rented the 1st disc (4 episodes). After that disc was over, I'm not sure how much sunlight we saw the next few weeks. We would literally wake up, go to dude's apt (we lived in the same complex), turn out the lights, break out the beers and other such mood altering things, and just watch LOST end on end until bed time. It was pretty maddening watching seasons 5 and 6 live and having to wait a week in between
That old man is creepy.
yeah, Locke definitely has a weird vibe to him. His character arc will take you in a bunch of different directions.
Jack was thrown so far away from the plane and the rest of the passengers. Is that going to be revealed later or am I looking into it too much?
Not really a big deal, don't worry about it. LOST will have many, many, many questions that you need to just don't worry about because they're so trivial and not really important to the story. Most of the BIG questions that are presented will be answered.
Season 1 I feel like almost gets better with every episode. It starts out great for sure, but after the initial feeling out period with the survivors and them just trying to find ways to remain alive, the story really takes off and just keeps on going.