March 20, 2008

Feel Free to Ignore Me

If you don't watch Lost, you can probably wander right on past this post and straight to where you should immediately start watching Season 1 of Lost. If you skip work tomorrow and don't sleep all weekend, you could be about caught up by Monday.

Anyway, I'm freakin' out over how much I love Lost. It doesn't infuriate me the way 24 does (hello, hordes of people who think that shutting Jack Bauer up in jail is the best way to save the day. Morons), and instead of getting progressively more ridiculous, it gets more and more awesome. Don't worry, Jack Bauer, I'll always think you're the most awesome super hero/unkillable guy ever, but you're just surrounded by too many idiots (not you, Tony. Or Michelle. Okay, fine; Kim, I'm totally talking to you).

As I now spend pretty much all my spare time doing homework reading Lost episode recaps and mad-cap theories, I've realized that Jack isn't the most popular character in the world. In fact, he's sort of downright hated. Why, people? Why do you harbor such hate? I love Jack.

Never fear. I love Sawyer too. He's basically Greg House except with long hair and no shirt on. And I'm always a sucker for the character with the wise-cracks. A drug addict? Sure. A con-man, who has apparently killed about a dozen people? Whatever; as long as you're funny.

I'm amazed that I like so many of the characters. I like Kate (the other one who seems to be rather disliked). And Juliet, Sayid, Ben, Sun, Jin, Charlie (sob!), Hurley, Desmond, etc., etc., etc.

In fact, the only character I pretty much loathe is John Locke. About twice a season, he says something witty/clever/hilarious and I like him for ten seconds until he goes back to infuriating me so much that I must yell at the screen to voice my displeasure (yes, I'm afraid I am one of those people who yells at the TV. It cannot be helped).

We're two episodes away from being caught up and season 4 is so solid, so awesome, so hand-wringing incredible, that I'm afraid I might die of happiness/suspense/anticipation before the show finally wraps up the whole dang thing in 2010.

And sorry to waste your time with my ranting-rant about Lost and how "Yay! Best show ever!" it is, but seriously, I don't know why you aren't watching this show.

(Um, wow, after rereading this post, I feel like I need to quickly read and review about twelve thick academic-y books to recover my honor).


  1. You make me laugh! After reading that I want to watch Lost...I must admit that I have never seen it but I think I might have to rent the past seasons and catch up eventually!!!

  2. Have you seen the Desmond episode yet?? It's my favorite of the new season.

  3. You are so close! I'm so proud of you! Just two more episodes and then you can start participating in our discussions at We Heart TV!!! You are needed!!

    But now we have a break until April 24, so take your time.... if you want to.

  4. I kind of read this with one eye shut because I was afraid you were going to start talking about tonight's episode, which I haven't watched yet. I love this show so much and this season is the best ever. I enjoy 24 but find it gets boring each season. Oh and think of Lost as a book on tape. But with video. Does that make you feel better?? :)

  5. OMG I LOVE LOST, so much! I am seriously depressed they are making us wait until April 24, but maybe I'll go back and re-watch... hmm. Also, I love John Locke - I won't take offense, cause lately he has been on the border of annoying me. I love Desmond more than LIFE!!!!!!

  6. I started watching Lost while at Tara's helping her with her new baby. We were both so sleep deprived that we should have been taking naps, instead we were cuddled up in front of the computer watching this show! Do you know that the season 2 finale is no longer showing up on-line?? I've finally resorted to getting it on netflix before I can progress to season 3 - it's driving me nuts, I'll actually have to get some housework done now that I can't veg at the computer migrating from show to show until that next DVD shows up!

  7. Oh yes, I love Lost, and really I love all the characters, even Locke. I even like Ben because he is deliciously evil. :)

  8. Hate Ben. With a passion. Not my son, the Ben on the show. LOVE Charlie. Wanted to name my son Ben Charlie, Blaine said no way. Maybe next time around. Used to really like Locke (season 1 and 2), now he drives me crazy too. I would pay a million dollars to look like Kate. Blaine thinks Claire is cuter; what do boys know anyways. I am going to send you something you will enjoy to your e-mail.

    I am so glad you like LOST! !

  9. I love Lost as well. It kind of, well lost me for a while but this season has gotten me sucked back into the crazy plots and great characters! And, I won't spoil anything but last nights episode was pretty awesome.

  10. AAH. I read this cautiously, knowing at any moment you could give away EVERYTHING (keep in mind we're still in season 2 - we're at the point where michael has just shot analucia and libby and, perhaps himself? but we don't know....). And John Locke is my favorite character!! Gah. Obviously we have a lot to learn. We call him "the prophet," and Mr. Ecco is "the black prophet."

    Frustrating. Our next DVD comes in the mail from Netflix today.

  11. John Locke ticks me off too. Honestly man, make up your mind...are you going to be good or bad! Idiot. My favorite character is probably, hmm...I really don't know. But this all reminded me that I had a dream about Charlie last night, I am pretty sure he had the hots for me in it....(my dream, remember) weird. Anyways, back to Lost, I have officially gotten my mom and tara stuck on it as well!! Yipee, now I have people to share in the chaos!

  12. I'm so sucked in. I just finished Season 1 and haven't got my hands on 2 yet, but I'm sold in a big way. And I also love Jack and Kate. No idea what the issues are (yet). I still am semi-okay with Locke, sad about Boone, not sure how I feel about Shannon, but liking everyone else. How will Sawyer/Michael/Jin get back to the island without their raft? What will happen to Walt? What's in the vault besides an endless hole? These are questions I am willing to spend hours of my life finding answers to. Yay.

  13. Haha. I'm on my roommate's computer and just posted as her. Don't get confused. It was me.


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