ABC’s Promo Department Crafts The Most Heavy-Handed “Lost” Tribute Video Ever

noah | November 21, 2008 9:00 am
Last night, Phase One of ABC’s attempt to remind people that The Fray still exist began with the above video, a promo for the upcoming season of Lost set to their plodding new song “You Found Me.” Yes, that’s really its name, and if you thought the overly literal translations between Lost‘s plot points and the song’s words ended there, oh boy are you in for a treat. The lyrical syncing is straight out of eleventh grade: “Lying on the floor”–you get a shot of Locke on his back! “I’ve been calling”–you get a shot of Desmond on his emotional transoceanic/transdimensional phone call with Penny! I guess it’s annoying because, first of all, so many amateurs have done this particular job better (and used infinitely superior songs, to boot), and second of all, is it just me, or is there a lot of repurposed old footage stuffing this clip’s three-minute duration? [YouTube / Earlier]
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