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Herc’s Monday Giveaway!!

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I am – Hercules!!
In celebration of my first decade manning Ain’t It Cool’s TV desk, we are giving away TV box sets like they are going out of style! All you have to do is: 1) “Follow” me on Twitter. 2) Constantly monitor my Twitter account between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time Monday, May 17. At some point during this window I will post a question on my Twitter account. One of the first readers to correctly answer this question via Twitter will win the first three seasons of “Lost” on DVD. IMPORTANT!! The question will begin with “LQ.” That stands for Lost Question. IMPORTANT!! Your Twittered answer MUST begin with @hercAICN. Don’t screw this up! IMPORTANT!! This contest is available only to residents of the United States. IMPORTANT!! If Herc provisionally declares you a winner, immediately forward your shipping address and phone number to If you fail to do so within 24 hours, Herc will assign the prize to another. Even if you’re a giant loser today, look for more supercool prizing in the coming days and weeks!

This post will be updated after the winner wins.
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  • May 17, 2010, 12:24 a.m. CST

    First three seasons of Lost is best three seasons.

    by Shermdawg

  • May 17, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST

    You lost me with Twitter

    by RedJester

    Honestly Herc, this just seems like a shameless attempt for you to garner a larger twitter following.

  • May 17, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST

    oh good a new thread...

    by soup74

    for us to discuss/'bitch about' lost in.

  • May 17, 2010, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Twitter Tracker Twitter Tracker Twitter Tracker Twitter Tracker

    by RedJester


  • May 17, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST

    one of the first

    by od0_ital

    That the winner isn't the first, but one of the first is such crap. Still pissed that I didn't get the Buffy series set...

  • May 17, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST

    When you start giving away Madmen and The Wire DVD's

    by RedJester

    I'll suck up my pride and join your little twitter group.

  • May 17, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    RedJester: Too late

    by KingNineReturns

    Herc already gave away copies of Mad Men Season 3.

  • May 17, 2010, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Herc: Can we get it on Blu-ray?

    by KingNineReturns

    If we win, that is.

  • May 17, 2010, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Can I just have Season One?

    by RPLocke

    That was the best season.

  • May 17, 2010, 1:02 a.m. CST

    LOST is turning out to be...

    by JethroBodine

    LOST is turning out to be one of the worst dry-humps in tv history - with ZERO re-watchability. These DVD's are going to be bargain bin/garage sale fodder within a matter of a few short days. They're won't even suitable as beer coasters. Thanks for the give-away Herc, I seriously appreciate the offer/effort, but on this particular set of DVD's, I'll pass. What's the next give-away, AOL disks? ;-)

  • May 17, 2010, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Gimmie a...

    by JethroBodine

    Gimmie a Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing CD. Apparently I need it. ;-)

  • May 17, 2010, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Heh - I was just putting my Lost seasons 1-3 on eBay...

    by Flip63Hole

    Great timing. Should we offer another set???

  • May 17, 2010, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Never used twitter before

    by WerePlatypus

    And I don't have a cell phone. And I'm at work during this contest. And I'm not sure I'd want the first three seasons, because I'm not going to buy the last three seasons and with a show like Lost it needs to be all or nothing. And apparently I have nothing useful to say . . so I'll shut up.

  • May 17, 2010, 3:36 a.m. CST

    S4 is the best season

    by theGoldbergV

    Whether it has any rewatchablity, depends how it ends. I know that sounds like a stupid thing to say, but if they fuck up completely or just ignore a whole load of mythology, then a rewatch would just be a exercise in fustration. One things for sure, if you got the whole series in a boxset, can't imagine Across The Sea would get too many playings... <P><P>And what is this, like the 4th Lost talkback in a week?

  • May 17, 2010, 4 a.m. CST

    Twittering is for tweens and twinks

    by Bodacious_Crumb

  • May 17, 2010, 4:11 a.m. CST

    Yeah, you lost me at "constantly monitor"

    by pokadoo

    ...sounds like too much hard work. I think they're fairly cheap now anyways.

  • May 17, 2010, 5:21 a.m. CST


    by VikkiMarsdale

    "My favorite TV show has more than 140 characters!"

  • May 17, 2010, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Bluray or GTFO

    by double_ball_hanger

    Seriously, I'd just cam Lost off my ol' moving picture tube if I wanted DVD quality.

  • May 17, 2010, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Follow your Twitter Account? You might as well ask me

    by Coughlins Laws

    to be gang raped between 1 pm and 5 pm and wait till I think it's Naveen Andrews raping me or something. Sorry, I'm too straight to follow anyone on Twitter for 4 hours straight...

  • May 17, 2010, 6:09 a.m. CST

    I do agree with what JethroBodine said. Even though the

    by Coughlins Laws

    first 3 Seasons were great, they're unwatchable now, since we know that nothing that happened during the first 3 Seasons mattered at all and none of the characters, except for Jack, meant anything...

  • May 17, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Twitter fans unite indeed.

    by Heckles

    AICN gets product, and uses it for Twitter followers? Are we that cheap? Best Buy, Fry's, for fucks sake Ebay has it for next to nothing. Don't dignify something so easily pathetic as a Twitter follower to pasify these fuckheads. Go to the library and get any season of LOST. Unless you're an Obama hating-facist, then you hate libraries. Maybe the used book store. Either way. Avoid the AICN grab for cash.

  • May 17, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Eventually Twitter will give way to...

    by Rocco Curioso

    A hologram equivalent thereof (sometime in the near future), and while I don't relish the thought of watching Brian Dennehy taking a monster dump in realtime, watching Megan Fox take a shower in realtime wouldn't perturb me too much.<P>Simple privacy as we know it is reaching its death knell. Perhaps I'll live long enough to see its funeral, but I don't look forward to that day.

  • May 17, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Lost is HIGHLY rewatchable

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I marathoned all five seasons prior to the season six premere on Blu-Ray (thanks to Amazon's insane $108 price for all five), and I was honestly still engrossed. Any great story will stand up to another viewing or read or whatever. There's some shit I didn't care for (season 2's agonizing "Fire + Water" comes to mind...Charlie, you stupid TWAT), but I still loved revisiting the series. Even as bad as The X-Files got in its latter seasons (mainly the last two), I can still throw on a number of classic episodes from early in its run and greatly enjoy them.

  • May 17, 2010, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Really? Just the pilot episode and the last season?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Why not just cut from the opening cedits of The Godfather right to the final scene? You're not really missing anything, right?

  • May 17, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Agree S4 was Strongest Overall

    by Crow3711

    Followed by the last parts of S3, then all of S1 and then 2. Just my two cents. Season 4 is the shit though. It's so unabashedly driven and focused. It's about leaving things behind, and also about facin the past. . And it's brilliant.

  • May 17, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    unless I missed it....

    by spyro

    did we ever or will we ever find out why Walt was kidnapped at the end of S1 ? It's shit like that that makes me hate Lost.

  • May 17, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Fuck Twitter...

    by Phineas_Flavel

    ...and fuck all the tweeting. Supergay.

  • May 17, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Fuck Twitter

    by I_Sharted

    it's for losers and teens.

  • May 17, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    kidnapping Walt

    by maxwell's hammer

    Due to their inability to concieve children, that's the way The Others replenished their ranks, was by kidnapping children who somehow got to the island. See: Alex & the two kids who are always with Cindy the insane flight attendent. Only when they got ahold of Walt, he was all weird and 'Special' and they really couldn't handle him and seemed quite happy to get rid of him.

  • May 17, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    lost works if...

    by soup74

    you summarize the seasons into a sentence of two. examples:<br><br>season 1: introduces the candidates<br>season 2: Introduces Dharma and the others<br>season 3: shows what happened to dharma, and shows what the others spend their time doing. (nothing really.. hanging out on an island, i guess.)<br>season 4: shows what happens when the candidates leave.<br>season 5: how the candidates get back<br>season 6: what the purpose of the candidates is.<br><br>just try and ignore the 100 or so mysteries that were presented and left unanswered (because there is no answer) in the course of 6 seasons. Then you can still enjoy it.

  • May 17, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    it really does hold up quite well...

    by maxwell's hammer

    ...its not 100% perfect, but each season, I've sat down an watched the previous season on DVD right before the new one premieres, and am always impressed with how well things flow (when not interrupted by week long breaks between episodes) and how things early in the series fit so neatly with things we learn far later on. And the rewatchability factor is immense, so the show specializes in big reveals which cast past events in a new light.<BR> <BR> Season 5, for instance, is a whole different experience when you realize that Locke isn't really Locke.

  • May 17, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    Why does it have to be a Twitter contest?

    by DonsFingerbangThreatLevel

    We come to AICN for news, not twitter.

  • May 17, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    After season 3

    by DangerDave

    They lost all ideas of where the hell it was that they were trying to go and just kinda fucking made shit up as they went along and shit that just looked really cool and shit. <P> that kind of sums it up right?

  • May 17, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    just pretend they got rescued at the end of 3

    by akkosa

    its much more satisfying than the mountains of excrement of 4,5,6.

  • May 17, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    4 is a great season

    by theGoldbergV

    it has a proper arc, interesting new characters and besides the one duff episode (Ji Yeon, with its gimmick structure) is almost consistently brilliant. Plus it features The Constant, probably the best episode they ever did. When its all over, we might look back at that scene where Ben turned the wheel as the point at which LOST stopped making sense. I mean its now almost 2 years later and do we know WHY they started skipping through time? <P><P>Remember when they negotiated the end-date? The orginal plan was 2 seasons of 20+ episodes, which was then changed to 3 seasons of 16. You have to wonder how much of the time travel stuff would've been left out if they went with the original plan. Might have been a more focused story

  • May 17, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    No Blu-Ray?

    by bat725

    And, yeah, fuck Twitter.

  • May 17, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    So Heroes being cancelled isn't even News?

    by cookylamoo

    How the mighty have fallen.

  • May 17, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    im not gonna lie

    by nobodylistenstodestro

    when i win these im selling them and putting them in the complete series blu ray fund.

  • May 17, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    A contest to win DVDs? LOL...

    by tayne1

    How about Knight Rider seasons 1-3 on VHS while your at it?

  • May 17, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Worth $26 Bucks at Half Price Books.

    by jimbojones123

    Selling swag can be fun!

  • May 17, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Silly me

    by HonestAbe

    I was expecting a question that was actually ABOUT LOST.

  • May 17, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST


    by IForgotAbout19

    The upside, though: I found that glass on the Mad Men box in a Salvation Army and started drinking liquids of that same color out of it before I'd ever seen that cover.

  • May 17, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST


    by Dr. Ironfist

    What you got against Jay? Personally, I like being insulted everytime I post anything, even when being positive and supportive.

  • May 17, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Wasn't the question supposed to be about Lost?

    by Coughlins Laws

    The question was what you ranked Lost in 2004. Isn't that a question about you?

  • May 17, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    They are actually DVD's of Herc watching Lost. Ha.

    by Dr. Ironfist

  • May 17, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    LOOK EVERYBODY!!! ITS cowardBOYtexass!!!

    by jay2517

    yaaaaaaaeeeeeee!!! hes so coooooool! u cant assault the willing broheim...

  • May 17, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST


    by jay2517

    dont think id qualify ur posts as "positive and supportive" but, to each his own i guess brotha...

  • May 18, 2010, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Kinda like selling tickets on the Titanic, no?

    by HappyHamster

    This would have worked out better in Season 3.