If the giant, red V countdown clock in the bottom corner of your screen during Tuesday's Lost tried your patience, you're in good company.

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"Yes, people, I saw it too," Lost's co-creator and executive producer Damon Lindelof tweeted during the West Coast broadcast of the show. ":34 minutes until I cry myself to sleep."

Lindelof was referring to the large, bright red V logo and countdown clock plastered in the lower right-hand corner of the screen through the majority of Tuesday's episode of Lost — an episode with several dramatic moments and extensive use of subtitles. The marketing stunt was supposed to draw in viewers after V's four months off the air.

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ESPN contributor Bill Simmons was also annoyed. "To the ABC exec who decided to put the V countdown clock on the bottom of the Lost screen... I hate you. Passionately," he tweeted.