brilliant LOST Lego via Nathan Forget
A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon an incredible discovery for the die-hard LOST fans among us: the LOST rewatch podcast!
A few friends and I have been listening along and having our own discussions of not only each episode of the first season of LOST that Max and Patrick dissect, but also discussions of each episode of the podcast itself. It's all very meta. Or something.
A resounding conclusion we've come to on the rewatch podcast is that it kind of stinks that they are limiting the conversation to only that which won't spoil the rest of the series for those who haven't seen the series in its entirety yet. Which, let's face it, is kind of dumb because the podcast is called LOST REWATCH, right?
But beyond that, the episodes (which do include a few minutes of spoiler talk at the end) have been great fun to listen to. I was one of those who didn't watch a single episode when the show originally aired. Kyle and I marathon-watched in Netflix, and honestly, I think that had a profound effect on our experience with the material.
I've notived that those who watched in real time over the span of 6 years tend to be the ones who are disappointed with the final season and the finale, whereas those of us who watched it in a much, much tighter time-frame tend to be more forgiving of the later/last seasons, and even approving of the finale. Does that ring true for you?
However, the one big, big drawback to watching LOST in isolation while the rest of pop culture had moved on is that I missed out SO BIG on the community discussions of each episode as they aired. Y'all know I dig this stuff so hard (see my now-neglected series on Once Upon a Time), and I really would have loved to have engaged the conversation as it played out.
Since I didn't get to participate in that back then, wanna indulge me by telling me your answers to these LOST-love questions? Come on. You know you wanna!
1. Did you watch the show as it aired or after it ended? Or some combination of the two approaches to viewing?
2. Who was your favorite character?
3. Which character did you hate?
4. Do you have a favorite moment or favorite storyline?
5. How did you feel about the show's ending?
Here are my answers:
1. after it ended
4. There's the scene in Season 6 in the flash-sideways after Jack tried to convince John to agree to a surgery that could possibly cure his paralysis. John won't consent to it, and as they are parting, Jack yells after him, "I wish you had believed me." It's a bittersweet call-back to John's suicide note from an earlier season. The tension between Jack and John (science vs. faith) is probably my favorite over-arching theme of the series, and the way the writers flipped that phrase in the last season ... Oh, y'all. I cried.
5. I know I'm in the small minority, but I loved the finale. I felt like it brought a lot of things together in a warm, tender way that left me incredibly satisfied. Sure, there are questions unanswered, but I feel like that's what is most enjoyable about art itself sometimes. Not everything can or should be answered. I know many disagree with me here.
If you really, really want to lose a day (or week) indulging in all things LOST-love, check out the epic 85 Things You Probably Don't Know About LOST at Buzzfeed.
Can't wait to hear your answers to my nosy questions!