(An A to Z 2013 Challenge Entry)
week I’ve been excited about “L” so that I could talk about LEGOS. It
seems strange, but considering they were among my favorite toys during
my childhood — along side my army men and G.I. Joes — it felt fitting. I
wouldn’t have been able to promise anything in depth. Though after my
random stream-of-consciousness-esque post for “K”
yesterday, I imagine it best not to delve too deep into my crazed mind today.
wanted another short entry. I’ve lots of catching up to do, since
falling behind on blogs I follow. I sat here and I just couldn’t think
of anything. It's only 7pm — no big deal, right? — but I’ve disliked
how close I’ve come to almost missing the daily deadline. Not that there
are any repercussions or that anyone would care; except me. I
would know, and I would undoubtedly care.
Sitting here, in contemplation, I’ve been struck by the overbearing feeling of being lost...
LOST & Found
is one of my most favorite television series. Possibly my number one,
which was once held by Alias (both series have the same creator: J.J.
Abrams). What’s not to love about it? It has action, drama, mystery,
romance, sci-fi elements, and even Polar Bears! POLAR BEARS!
If you didn’t already know, LOST
is a show about a group of people that survive a plane crash and become
stranded on an island. It isn’t too long into the pilot episode that we
discover that the island contains its fair share of mysteries, and that
the survivors are not alone.Throughout the series these castaways
fight/struggle amongst themselves, their inner demons, and
unexplainable forces — all the while, discovering an abundance of
secrets the island holds — as they try to find a way back home
series is very heavily character driven (just the way I like them) and
continually explores the inner workings of each main character, piece by
piece; their past, their demons, their dreams. There are many great
characters, and many times when watching a show/movie I like to pick one I like — in a way, to represent me. It’s something I've done
since a child. Will my character end up good or evil? Will they
survive? It’s fun, don’t judge.
Locke & Load
some would expect me to pick Jack Shephard — given my name obsession —
my character is John Locke. It was tough to choose between the two, each having their own draw to me. Jack and Locke had many differences of opinion/philosophy, which were mirrored in the series recurring theme of Science Vs Faith. He
was arguably the heart
of the show, at least for me. Being one of the most tragic of
characters, his initial “reveal/secret” and journey of self-discovery
after crashing on the island was one of the strongest elements keeping
me glued to LOST.
put, Locke is a badass. In fact, in my Liebster Award answer regarding what fictional character would I be, I feel dirty he
wasn’t listed. I'm going to fix that right now! Maybe the fact he was
played by Terry O’Quinn (who I’ve been a fan of for a long time) added
to this perception. I don’t think so, though, as Locke is a series
favorite for many. The part is so well written and acted, the
character’s story arc thought-provoking and inspirational.
If I was stranded alongside the survivors of LOST,
John Locke would be an individual I would want in my corner. Showing me
how to hunt, talking about philosophy, and screaming into the night. I’m
pretty sure he’d have my back. As long as I didn’t tell him what he
All Good Things Must Come to an End
the series came to a close after six seasons. By the final season, many
viewers — including myself — were distraught there may not be enough
time to wrap up all the story arcs and explain the countless mysteries
uncovered during the shows airing. We (the viewers) had been told that
the end was planned from the beginning, and that while most mysteries
would be explained, not all would. That the unanswered questions were
part of the show’s “magic” and appeal.
concerned me, but I wasn’t going anywhere. Like most, I had invested
too much time to just walk away. The creators knew this; bastards. In
the end, it was like they said, most major mysteries were explained. I
use “explained” loosely.
what about the ending itself? All I will say is that I thought it was
an incredibly beautiful/poetic, fitting end for the series. I don’t
think I could have imagined it any other way. I am trying to refrain
from saying “perfect,” but it may have been, within the context of the
There Can Be Only One
So, Is LOST
number one? King of my favorite television series? I came into the
series at the fourth season. This was literally like a double-edged
sword. I could watch the first three seasons straight through (marathon
style), but had to wait weekly/yearly for the last three. It was
torture. I couldn’t wait for more, I wanted more, I needed more LOST.
I spent countless hours reading forums/discussion boards, discussing
with family and friends — hypothesizing/debating — and having my
thoughts and dreams invaded by it.
It would be a fitting champion.
I am catching up on so many series, though — Battlestar Galactica, Dexter, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead — it’s hard to say which will eventually reign supreme.
One thing I know for sure is that LOST
will always rank among the top, and hold a secure place in my
“database” (memory), even if some of the specifics were... lost... over
time (Give me a break! I’ve only seen it through its entirety once,
which is a crime on its own... I know, I know).
It’s about time I went back and got... lost... on the island, once again.
“We have to go back!”
So so so so much more I could/want to talk about, but being brief... Keep it short... Breathe...
you watch LOST? If so, who was your favorite character? Did you love or
hate the series finale? Do you have an all-time favorite TV series? If
so, which and why?