Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Geek in "Lost" Exile

Geeks hate to miss out on stuff.  It could be a limited run of comics, mint-in-package action figures or midnight tickets to the latest movie.  Or it could be a show with a cult following like Lost.  I only watched maybe three episodes and when the guy from Heroes got chomped by what I still think of as Invisi-Dino, I was interested just long enough to see if he was really dead.  I think he's still dead, but I don't even know for sure.  I do know there was a plane crash and something about smoke, and purgatory and that the guy from the Hobbit was involved, too.  That's it.  Honestly, I was a little sad that I couldn't get hooked because everyone else on the planet was head-over-heels infatuated and I felt a little left out.  I became a Geek in "Lost" Exile.

It wasn't just that this was a huge show.  There are plenty of popular shows that I don't watch, like Dancing with the Stars or American Idol, and I am perfectly fine with that, thank you.  But Lost was different.  It was weird.  It was mysterious. It had monsters!  At least I think it had monsters.  Does anyone really know? Regardless, it did have everything that should make a Geek like me all warm and fuzzy.  I'm not sure why I didn't get hooked.  I tried more than once to get sucked in to the story, but had no luck.  The only good thing about it, from my point of view, is that it is finally over.


Now, before all you Losties get your dander up (or is it Losters, don't want to offend anyone) I am not happy it's over because I think it was a bad show or because I'm taking joy in your sadness.  Okay, maybe there's a little of the joy at your sadness thing, but it's been a long six seasons.  I am happy, because now that it's over something else has to come along and take it's place.  The next big show is just waiting to be discovered.  It might be a new show that hasn't even aired yet.  Maybe a show this Fall will be so awesome that I start scheduling my life around watching it live so there's no chance of catching a spoiler on Twitter.  Or maybe it's something that's already out there, although it's doubtful that any show already airing could suddenly become as big as Lost.

No matter what show ends up taking the place of Lost, and like it or not something will become just as big and awesome and will even have a cute little name for it's followers, there is one thing I know for sure.  I am finally out of Lost Exile!  Never again will I have to wade through tweets about smoke monsters, or Sideways worlds.  Never again will I have to listen to chatter about purgatory or polar bears.  Although, I have to admit, it would be nice if someone could tell me if the Heroes guy is really dead.

12 comments:

  1. It's Losties and yes he is dead.

    I will miss Lost, but as with any good show that I have enjoyed, that has been canceled I will still enjoy it on DVD.

    Just like I am currently doing with Firefly!

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  2. Oh, how I wish the next big show would be Doctor Who...
    I am rather sad yet still a bit happy that Lost has ended.

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  3. I am so in love with Doctor Who right now but I think he's not "mainstream" enough to reach Lost levels. Norms would watch Lost even though it was out there, but most norms will not watch The Doctor. But what do they know, right? The vampire/fish/alien things with the fangy teeth in the last episode, although not nearly as scary as the Angels totally creeped me out. I have problems with humans with monster teeth. Scary!

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  4. Yeah, me and my husband both decided that the payoff to Lost wasn't really worth it anyway. It was a show with such potential, and some great moments, and far too many insane fans, and a crummy ending. I'm also waiting for the next big thing. Until then, I'll sit back and enjoy my sixth season of Supernatural.

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  5. So does that make you a Lostie that they lost ;)

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  6. And to answer your question...yes, Matt Parkman (from Heroes...real name is Greg Grungy or something) stayed dead the whole time.

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  7. Personally, I'm in self-imposed Lost Exile: Since my roomies just WOULD NOT SHUT UP about the frakking show, I decided to subject myself to an act of supreme masochism: I got a bag of nachos, made myself a batch of brown goop (1 lb. Browned hamburger, One jar hot salsa, One can refried beans, heat in skillet and mix until gloopy) and sat down and watched the entire first season in one swell foop. My opinion can be summed up in three words: COLOSSAL F**KING BORE. Everyone goes on about how 'mysterious' this show is, but the first season felt like the writers were going 'nyah nyah, we know something you don't know!' to the audience. Maybe it's just me, but LOST was just a snore...

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  8. The next awesomething is already here.

    Check out Fringe if you have not done so.

    I agree with you on Who. I'd love to see it get a mainstream broadcast rather than just BBCA but I suppose that'll never happen. I've liked the first 4 eps of the Matt Smith era far more than I've liked anything from Eccleston/Tenant except the original Weeping Angels.

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  9. @Michael C
    Brown Goop! FTW!

    @Jordan S.
    I was thinking Fringe, too! It's not overtly scifi, although it is out there, so people that would automatically rule out The Doctor would still watch. It started just a bit rough, but man, that show has hit it's stride this year. And it has Spock so how can it go wrong?

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  10. Gaming takes up too much of my time to follow any shows with any consistency even with a DVR. I watched a few episodes and wasnt disapointed, As stated i was LOST. Had no idea what was going on. Luckily i didnt see anything worth getting sucked into.
    The only series ive been into the last for a lon long while are Battle Star Galactica and more recently True Blood. Mostly as background for painting sessions.

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  11. BSG was great, but is sadly over, so Caprica is as close as you can get now. Not sure yet how I feel about that one. And True Blood is fantastic! I just read the most recent book in the series and am dying to see more of the show.

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  12. Aaargh. LOST was great right up until it wasn't and then it was a bore but you hoped it would regain it's greatness but it never did andd then the ending was. Meh (to put it politely).

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