Lost no longer…

Six years ago I began a relationship with a television show.  Admittedly, I only started watching it because of the fabulous Dominic Monaghan (of Lord of the Rings fame).  I watched the premiere with my dad, was confused like everyone else about the polar bear, believed the Smoke Monster was a dinosaur, thought that it was going to be a mini-series, and didn’t see myself watching it past the first couple of episodes.  I was wrong on all accounts.

Six years later, I anxiously anticipated the finale in the Science Lecture Mathmatics Building with my other Losties.  I spent close to seven long, but at the same time short, hours with the very last new episode ever.  I laughed, I cried, and while the ending wasn’t what I expected, it was what I (essentially) hoped for.  For six years I have gone from being a senior in high school, to a senior in college.  The show made me think about everything and what it could mean, I don’t think any other show can claim that they accomplished that.  But when it ended, I didn’t get the same dread that I normally feel with shows that I absolutely adore to death.  Maybe it was because I didn’t have a clue how it was going to end, maybe because most of the other shows I watched to the very end were canceled so we didn’t get an actual true ending.

It’s funny, but I truly have grown up with Lost.  I remember watching the first episode, for the sole reason that Dominic Monaghan was in it, and I remember thinking, what the fuck is this crack?  But somewhere along the way, I got hooked – I fell in love with some of the characters, and most of all I wanted to know what the hell was going on.  Every episode gave me something to think about.  Really, you can’t ask for anything more from a tv show.


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