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Lost Series Finale : “Addicted to Confusion”

Posted in Lost with tags , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

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6 years is a very long time, and a lot can happen in that stretch of life.

Take me for example…

Multiple girlfriends, 1 broken engagement,  3 Manhattan apartments, 4 therapists,  career changes , family members passed on and some family members born… weight gained, weight lost and weight gained again.

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So like I said in 6 years of your life a lot can change, but in the past six years of my consistently drama filled life there were a few wonderful constants and “LOST” was certainly one of them.

But this past Sunday night , the global phenomenon that was “LOST” ended , and really one particular feeling comes to mind now that it is all over and that feeling is sadness!

Because quite frankly other than my blind dedication to the New York Yankees and Benihana, I  have been most faithful , honest and dedicated to perhaps the most frustrating , confusing  and amazingly creative show ever produced for network television, “LOST”… Addicted to the confusion for 6 long years.

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Following Sunday nights 2 and half hour finale, I jumped right on the internet to gauge reaction and of course it ran the gamut from terrible to terrific.  Between twitter, facebook, and endless chat rooms all over the web, the opinions and speculation were endless. Personally I thought it was great, but as always was difficult to wrap my head around it.

But in the end “LOST was really about huge , sweeping human themes, the battle of Good vs. Evil and the quest for personal salvation that everyone at one point or another is searching for in life. Again just sitting here typing about the show makes my head hurt, but in a good way!

But if it sounds like a show can’t get any deeper than that , “LOST” certainly did!

“LOST”  was at its core a science fiction story wrapped in the warm embrace of characters that over 6 seasons , we the audience (or at least me) became personally invested in. Not only did we want and need to know more about these characters , we came upon that need all the while kind of having no real idea what the show was actually about. I do not believe any show that I have ever watched made me so frustrated but yet forced me to return each week for more of the same brain smacking “what on earth is this show really about” confusion.

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A good friend once told me that there “ARE NO CASUAL LOST FANS” and in many ways that sums up the show best, “LOST” required nothing less than full committment and investment, an “I am all in” attitude of the highest order, all in the hopes that in end, the writers , producers, and actors would deliver.

They most certainly did!

So Jack , Hurley, Kate, Sawyer, Jin , Jacob, Ben , Locke, Sayid and all the “OTHERS”….Thanks for making TV an amazing experience again…it was certainly my best investment (and probably relationship..lol) of that last six years!

Now what I am gonna do????

“Lost” Shows a RE-RUN…..Whats Happening????

Posted in Lost, TV with tags , , , , , on April 27, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Whats Happening???

Is ABC kidding me? Is the President of the United States making a speech that will impact the Globe? Is Adam Lambert going to add blush to his eye liner and cover a Taylor Dayne song on “Idol”??

With only like 4 episodes left of “LOST” and the worldwide geek community waiting with unrivaled anticipation, how the hell are they showing a repeat from 3 weeks ago.

Do the producers actually think that all the fans that have invested literally years of time to trying to figure out what on earth the show is actually about happened to miss an episode a few weeks back.

See here is the thing, you don’t MISS episodes of “LOST” you simply CANT. If you happened to not be home on a Tuesday night , you have the show on your DVR , and of course you have your DVR set up so that the only way the show can be erased is if you manually erase it yourself.  I mean this shit isnt “Flash Forward” here, we are talking about “LOST” for gods sake.

Ok maybe your DVR malfunctioned, (damn if you have Time Warner that might even be likely) But you have other options….

Ok lets just say you don’t even have a TV, not as crazy as it might sound in this day and age. Plenty of network TV on the web, so you simply slide over to ABC DOT COM or HULU and you watch, YOU CATCH UP. You don’t wait three weeks, watch future episodes and then pray that ABC decides to bless you with a re-run that you just happened to miss.

I mean there is more than enough time travel on this damn show that you don’t need to do your own time travel routine to catch up.

I am sure I sound like a raving lunatic but I write this with love in my heart, “LOST” is a once in a lifetime show, riveting, maddening , confusing and captivating and you know what….its ending! I mean it’s the only show I have EVER  logged into a chat room just to get some varying point of views on what the hell is going on.

Listen I like Science Fiction,  and I love Pop Culture and all that , but I have a job and I don’t go to comic-con, so my time is valuable.

May 23rd  is the end of the road, so every single Tuesday night episode is precious cargo , but not tonight, no tonight April 27th the Network execs decided to give us a night off , did they really think we need a breather… Shit Jack Bauer worked last night and he hasn’t slept in like 21 hours.

So what I am trying to say is that my dedication to “LOST” deserves more than tonight’s re-run episode…..

In fact the only re-run I am interested in seeing would be RERUN from “WHATS HAPPENING” popping and locking with Rog , Dee and Dwayne…..hey hey hey!!!

(That was for you Cortney)

Are you Totally “LOST” ?

Posted in Lost, TV with tags , on February 4, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Since the Tuesday night premiere of Season Six of  the ABC hit series “LOST” I have been trying to find both the courage and quite frankly the mental stamina to even write about the premier episode titled “LA X”

Prior to the episode ABC aired an hour recap show, which makes a rather futile attempt to refresh the memory of the long time hardcore faithful and perhaps even attract some new viewers. NEW VIEWERS…I DONT THINK SO PEOPLE….THAT SHIP HAS SAILED (and exploded I might add..lol)

When me and my better half were watching this , we could not help but laugh as the producers attempted to put 5 seasons worth of insanity , of twists &  turns, time travel, love triangles, polar bears, mysterious black smoke and well you get the picture. Just watching the recap made my head spin and I have never missed a single episode EVER!

But little could prepare me for what the producers would deliver for the start of Season 6….AN ENTIRE ALTERNATE UNIVERSE where the Oceanic Jet Liner never crashes and on top of that insanity, they introduce an entire new cast of Maroon Clad “OTHERS” living in a Temple that no one has ever seen…How many fucking people live on this damn island anyway. The show , simply put is nothing short of Madness (but in a great way)

It might sound like I am complaining and in a way I am , the truth is I am always complaining about “LOST” .   In Fact after every single episode I curse Carlton and Damon (executive producers and writers) and wonder aloud or to myself..”what the fuck is this show about?” But in the very next breath I say.. “GENIUS”… and it is Genius, or at least I damn well hope it is. The creators of “LOST” are mad scientist scribes, and I have faith that on May 23rd when they air the Final Episode I will be happy I gave 6 years of my life to this wonderful and frustratingly addictive adventure.

More LOST..NY Times Interactive Timeline

Posted in Lost, TV with tags , on February 2, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Just came across this awesome NY Times Interactive Lost Time line. Its a great chronological overview of the events from the series, and lets face it we all need some guidance when it comes to LOST…. Enjoy!!

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“Lost,” which begins its final season on Feb. 2, isn’t just about plane crashes, polar bears, magical numbers and mysterious black smoke. It’s also about choosing whether to surrender to destiny or to determine your own fate. To keep track of which side (i.e. Jack or Locke) is winning, you need to see the results of their choices; hence the show, and some of its characters, have been hopping around in time for several seasons. Because this can get awfully confusing — did Desmond meet Faraday before or after Ben wiped out the Dharma Initiative? — we’ve arranged some major events of the show’s first five seasons in chronological order. —

LOST….Season 6 starts tonight!

Posted in Lost, TV with tags , on February 2, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Its the beginning of the end for Lost.  The show is one of the best and certainly the most confusing shows I have ever watched. I have dedicated almost 6 years of my life to trying to figure out what on earth is happening on this Island.  All I will say is this, the LOST creators better answer all the questions the millions of hardcore fans have. The recap show starts at 8pm and Season 6 starts at 9pm with a two hour premier episode!

LOST Season 6 Tonight
These are some of my big questions…

Will Jin and Sun be reunited?

Why was Sun not transported to the past?

Is Locke really dead?

The Smoke Monster?

Why does Richard never age?

Where the hell has Claire been?

Who does Kate Pick..Jack Or Sawyer?
I could go on and on and on… I just hope we start getting answers and quickly!!