Saturday, May 15, 2010
"I've already seen Castaway and Gilligan's Island..."
I believe that those were my exact words when the premier of Lost aired oh those many years ago. My sister-in-law was hooked immediately, as were others whom I both knew and respected. I tried watching an episode somewhere in season 2 that seemed to involve a lot of wandering around an island... not exactly hooking me in the process. But really, when Lost first started airing, I was still ridiculously busy coaching several sports at a local high school. Not conducive to catching a television show on a regular basis.
So I missed out on the first season or two of the show, and after that, I couldn't be bothered to try and catch up. At least that is what I thought until last year. The wife and I were talked into giving the show a shot after listening to family and friends rant, rave, and generally act like lunatics about a television show that seemingly only came on for a few months a year. We watched over 100 hours of Lost in about two months, and I'll tell you it was time well spent. So now that the show is coming to a close next Sunday, I thought I'd spend the week posting about my favorite characters, episodes, and explain why I'm not as insane as people like Jeff Jensen.
I am excited to see the end of the show, but I really feel bad for those fans like my sister-in-law. She and her friends have invested so much time and energy into this show that I hope they have enjoyed a ride unlike any of us have ever seen on network television.
Posted by Homer at 2:55 PM