Since I know that most everyone has a love or hate relationship with Lost, I promise this won’t be a recap. But, as it lasted for four years (we started watching in season three, and so had to play catch up with seasons one and two), my relationship with Lost was one of the longest ones of my life. So I’m going to talk about it. GET OVER IT.
Sunday night, @matrixmechanic and I went to watch the series finale of Lost. With about 800 people. Yeah, eight HUNDRED.
Red Carpet Crash (who hosted the Oscar watching party I attended earlier this year with Natalie, Carissa, and Sketch) hosted the country’s largest Lost watching party at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas. The best part? I won reserved seats because I’m so special! I never win anything!
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Four and a half hours of Lost in a theater with 798 strangers? And on the heels of Bloggers in Sin City, no less? Shine, what were you thinking?
But much for the same reason that seeing movies at the movie theater is awesome (think Star Wars, the original trilogy, not that I was old enough), this was an incredible experience. When I laughed, so did the other 275 people in the theater (we had three theaters). When I cried, I could hear sniffles all around me (yes, I cried, and I’ll thank you to shut up about it). To sum up, I couldn’t think of a better way to watch the end of a show that I’d been watching for so long. Well, it would have been more awesome to fast-forward through the commercials.
Top Five Things I Will Miss Most About LOST:
1. Josh Holloway without a shirt. Times infinity. I wish he would come over and tell me dirty bedtime stories.
2. Rushing home to find Lost recording on my DVR.
3. Discussing the week’s episode with Joanna and @matrixmechanic
4. Benjamin Linus. Well, Benjamin Linus pre-season four.
5. Giving myself a headache trying to unravel all the mysteries.
And now, the Top Five Things I Won’t Miss About LOST:
1. People bitching, whining, and otherwise moaning about people talking about Lost. It was a good show, but no one is requiring you to watch. Shut the hell up. I have to listen to you talk about fucking Twilight all the time.
2. Giving myself a headache trying to unravel all the mysteries.
3. My Twitter feed filling up with a collection of people tweeting about Lost (which is annoying) and people tweeting about people tweeting about Lost. (Which is more annoying, because these are usually the same people who tweet about Gossip Girl and The Bachelor. Trust me, your tweets are no more interesting or informative.)
4. The several hours I wasted each week reading random theories about what the fuck is happening on Lost.
5. I can now watch OTHER THINGS ON TUESDAY NIGHTS. Like Glee. Is it any good this season? Was NPH as awesome as I wanted him to be? I’VE MISSED EVERYTHING!
So there you have it, folks. The End.