Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I'm back, and I'm calling all Losties.

Hello friends,

So my college life is incredibly hectic, and I'm afraid over the last month and a half, my poor little blog fell by the wayside.  But I've been called back to duty because of a major event in the television world this Sunday.

After six years, Lost is coming to an end. TV is losing a legend this weekend, and most of the television audiences realize that.

Lots of other people like to joke about how Lost doesn't make any sense. Now, as someone who watches the show...and someone who enjoys and understands story structure, I'm a bit confused by this belief.

Every season, nay, every episode of Lost managed to do something to it's audience almost no other show in the history of television has: intrigued them. Millions of viewers went week-to-week theorizing and imagining the possibilities for where the story could go.  In A Serious Man terms, they 'embraced the mystery.'

So if a captivating, confusing, original story line was too much for you, or perhaps if complex characters and intricately woven storylines were not your cup of tea...that's fine, say you don't like it. I don't understand how that is possible, but you like what you like.

Do not, however, say Lost does not make sense. Do not insult what has been some of the most brilliant television writing of all time because you didn't have the patience to think about it, because you didn't care to take a guess at the show's mysteries.

Now that that little rant is over...

Losties, in preparation for the end of an era, I'm making a tribute.  My next post will come very shortly, and I'd like to inform you of what it will be:

The Most Memorable Moments of Lost

I'm going to make a collection of reflections, in two parts, on the most memorable moments from the show...and I'd like your help.

From the first time we heard The Monster, to the first time we met Henry Gale, to when Mr. Friendly drew a line, to when Locke didn't press the button, to when we lost Mr. Eko.... I want you to send one or two of your favorite moments to me.

whatsheasaid@gmail.com will do fine. So will comments.

Expect part one to cover the first three seasons.  Part two, probably the next day, will cover 4-6. I'll try to post the first one on Thursday.

Dry your tears my friends, and reflect on, if you're like me, what has been one of the most important aspects of your last decade.

There's no better way to make a comeback I think.  I'm looking forward to this immensely.


Actually, should I make a list...or should I make an order?  I feel as though order is necessary.  Let me know what you think I should do?


Alright, i've changed my mind again.  No two parts.  On friday I will post...

The Top 20 Most Unforgettable Lost Moments

Send Ideas.  get excited. 

1 comment:

  1. Best Lost moment for me?
    When Desmond and Penny reunited in season 4's finale.

    btw have you heard of the band, The Oceanic Six? They do Lost music that you might be interested in. Their best is "Henry Gale." :)