A Geek in “Lost” Exile
Geeks hate to miss out on stuff. It could be a limited run of comics, mint-in-package action figures or midnight tickets to the latest movie. Or it could be a show with a cult following like Lost. I only watched maybe three episodes and when the guy from Heroes got chomped by what I still think of as Invisi-Dino, I was interested just long enough to see if he was really dead. I think he’s still dead, but I don’t even know for sure. I do know there was a plane crash and something about smoke, and purgatory and that the guy from the Hobbit was involved, too. That’s it. Honestly, I was a little sad that I couldn’t get hooked because everyone else on the planet was head-over-heels infatuated and I felt a little left out. I became a Geek in “Lost” Exile.
Now, before all you Losties get your dander up (or is it Losters, don’t want to offend anyone) I am not happy it’s over because I think it was a bad show or because I’m taking joy in your sadness. Okay, maybe there’s a little of the joy at your sadness thing, but it’s been a long six seasons. I am happy, because now that it’s over something else has to come along and take it’s place. The next big show is just waiting to be discovered. It might be a new show that hasn’t even aired yet. Maybe a show this Fall will be so awesome that I start scheduling my life around watching it live so there’s no chance of catching a spoiler on Twitter. Or maybe it’s something that’s already out there, although it’s doubtful that any show already airing could suddenly become as big as Lost.
No matter what show ends up taking the place of Lost, and like it or not something will become just as big and awesome and will even have a cute little name for it’s followers, there is one thing I know for sure. I am finally out of Lost Exile! Never again will I have to wade through tweets about smoke monsters, or Sideways worlds. Never again will I have to listen to chatter about purgatory or polar bears. Although, I have to admit, it would be nice if someone could tell me if the Heroes guy is really dead.