(A zillion thanks to my brother for introducing me to the show. That first day, I told him a hundred times that I am not interested in watching the show. I'm lucky he never relented!)
As I type this, I'm still trying to grapple with the fact that I will no longer have a LOST night to look forward to. Some of you are happy to get that one hour of your life back, some others including yours truly are terribly sad that not to have that one hour to let our head swim with mind-numbing theories about the life, death and actions of the bunch of castaways on that god-forsaken island! Six amazing seasons of never-ending mysteries and the quintessential quest for the answers to every LOST question, and suddenly, it's all over. How do you deal with that? LOST withdrawal is hitting me real hard.
Every fan of LOST knew what they were getting into when they watched each LOST episode. They knew there may be answers, but for every answer, there will be tons of new questions. They knew that they could be enraged at what happens onscreen, or they could end up shedding more tears. They knew that they would end up having an interrupted sleep at best, as they tried to figure out what LOST meant by each episode. They knew they could become more befuddled than ever. Really? Did that just happen? Why did he do that? Who is that? OMG, I can't believe LOST just killed her! Why did they crash? What is the island? Who is the island? Who am I? But I am yet to come across another show like LOST that
And Sawyer? The nicknames he gave his fellow cast are so endearing in a hilarious way, and I loved his shirtless appearances. Daniel Faraday and Desmond Hume were onscreen members who more often than not had answers for us. When everybody was asking the hows and the whys, Daniel's and Desmond's appearances were welcomed with cheers, since we were sure to get more answers. Jack, well, Jack was one of my favorites. I know I am in a minority camp in this case, but his inability to let things go just mirrored my take on life. Kate, though she enraged me every once in a while as she played with two men's affections, began to grow on me with her I-won't-take-crap attitude.
Sun, Jin, Sayid, Lapidus, Claire, Richard, and many of those we lost in earlier seasons... It's shocking to realize that I will not be seeing these characters together onscreen again, unless I rewatch. LOST has been the best shows I ever watched, mainly for the endless debates it triggered and the plethora of theories that were spawned by fans. Thank you, J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof for this wonderful series, that as many say, possibly "changed television". It does feel like something significant is missing, now that LOST is over.
How are you LOSTies faring out there?