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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)