Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Four Years Later, I'm Still Not Over LOST

*Chshweeaaang* LOST

Those of you who were (let's face it are) fans of the show can probably still hear that hauntingly wonderful gong noise that signaled the beginning of the best hour of your week for 6 years (if you haven't seen it, hop to the bottom for a brief description followed by a spoiler-free #hashtag summary). The adventures of the characters on that mysterious island still haunt my daydreams.  Sometimes, when I'm sitting in traffic, I can hear the sound of the smoke monster.  I like to imagine that it's just around the corner preparing to crush the lousy drivers in front of me that won't just ACCELERATE AT THE DAMN LIGHT.


Anyway, as some of you know, I'm at grad school in Chicago.  I also happen to be unemployed. This means that when I'm not studying (who studies?) or in class (yay learning!) I'm watching Netflix.  If you've been following the podcast, you know that in the last month I've finished Battlestar Galactica, House of Cards, and The West Wing.  Today, for the 20th time, I re-watched J.J. Abrams's TED Talk. This led me to believe that I was finally ready to watch LOST again.  I mean, it's been four years already.  That's four years of new experiences (changing majors, going to Florence, graduating from Purdue) that should have restored my emotional levels to pre-LOST levels, right? RIGHT?

And so, excited, I hopped onto Netflix, clicked the little picture of the LOST DVD art and got ready once again to enjoy the greatest show I've ever seen.  But I made a mistake.  Instead of just starting over, I tried to look for some of my favorite episodes (I've got a paper due tonight, I can't afford to watch 6 seasons of LOST by tomorrow afternoon**), so I started reading the episode descriptions and *Chshweeaaang* every emotion I've ever had for these characters--Desmond, Locke, Benjamin, Sayid, Penny, HUGO!--came roaring back like a tsunami in my heart.  Luckily, I was able to close the browser before my afternoon transformed into a trip to the ice-cream store followed by tears in a dark corner in my apartment.

I'm just not over it.  I love the show. The mystery, the cliffhangers, the characters, the dual-universe thing, Vincent the dog, and Jack closing his eyes as the most perfect TV series I've ever seen comes to an end.  Ugh. So many feels. So little time. Maybe someday I'll be able to return once again to that wonderful Island.  But not yet.

**I've tried this. Watching during every possible waking hour I had it took three weeks to watch all six seasons. Try this at your own risk.

Here's the description I promised earlier
For those of you who haven't seen the show, it's about a group of people who crash land on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.  The plan was to go from Australia to California. Instead, they get trapped in an epic battle between two demi-godlike guardians of the island. The themes in the show include the tension between Fate and Free Will, Faith and Reason, and (naturally) Good and Evil. It asks a lot of you, but if you accept the ride, I promise, it's worth every minute.

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