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let’s get lost.

January 2, 2012

Lately Colby and I have been super into watching the show Lost on Netflix. When I say, “super into,” I mean watching basically a whole season in a matter of a couple of weeks. Something you might not know about me is that I’m a closet TV-aholic. My junior year of college I watched about 5 shows on a weekly basis and also shared a love of Dawson’s Creek on DVD with my roommate/bestie, Hope (…and Gilmore Girls on DVD with Hope and Allie). Basically, if it’s on TV, I’ll probably like it, even if I feel guilty about it (e.g., Beauty and the Geek).

Truth be told, I’m kind of afraid to tell people that I’m into Lost. I’m legitimately scared that someone’s going to tell me some crazy plot twist that happens, a character that dies, or worst of all (gasp!) how it ends. So it’s kind of a big deal that I trust you, blog world, with this little secret. The other reason why I’m loath to tell people is that, in my opinion, it’s kind of lame to be this behind on pop culture.

Watching Lost is changing me, though. The only thing I can compare it to is how I feel when people tell me they’ve never read the Harry Potter books. Before this experience, I used to scoff at people around my age and ask how they were able to miss out on one of the biggest pop culture phenomena of our generation. It would irk me that they didn’t want to know how it ended, who died, etc. I felt like it was fair game since it had only been, oh, 10 years or so since the first one came out.

I get it now, though. Sometimes, you just can’t do it all. I was too busy reading Harry Potter in 2004 when Lost premiered. Maybe some of you were too busy watching Lost to read Harry Potter. Maybe you think a story about a friendly wizard and his courageous friends is the devil’s handiwork. Maybe you’re like Colby, and it’s kind of unconfirmed what you were doing in 2004 since you missed out on both Harry Potter and Lost (he’s just now reading the HP series, which I’m so proud of him for). Maybe you’re just too cool to care about pop culture.  Maybe you judge me for caring about such trivial things, but I can’t help it. I’m fascinated by our culture and the things we deem entertaining. Plus watching TV and reading are good, plain fun, and sometimes, you just need a mental vacation.

photo via IMDB

P.S. Watching Lost is changing me in other ways, too, like making me freaked out to fall asleep or get up to pee in the middle of the night. Last night I dreamt that I was on the island and my job was to collect bean sprouts for nourishment for those who were working on a construction project.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Ashley permalink
    January 2, 2012 10:04 am

    haha I just love you Chels! Is it weird that the only episode I’ve seen of Lost was the very LAST episode? I seriously don’t think it would ruin the series for me, as I had no idea what was going on! haha Have you ever tried How I Met Your Mother? I’m obsessed! :)

    • January 2, 2012 10:11 am

      actually, i never got into that or modern family…a weird quirk about me is that i pretty much have to watch a show from the beginning to like it. i can’t just watch a random episode and get hooked.

  2. January 2, 2012 11:34 am

    4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42

  3. Mom permalink
    January 2, 2012 1:38 pm

    Eva and I are almost ready to start Lost. Maybe…!

  4. January 2, 2012 4:37 pm

    haha love this! I watched lost all the way through… my brother and dad got my whole fam hooked and it was kind of a tradition that he would get every season for christmas… so yeah, we were pretty much obsessed too (it’s the only thing we talked about)

  5. January 2, 2012 7:09 pm

    When i watch lost…. I always get lost. haha!

  6. January 2, 2012 10:14 pm

    CHELS. Aside from following Jesus, watching LOST is the best decision you could ever make. Okay, maybe you and Colbs getting married was slightly mor important… But just slightly.

    All I could think of every night in Uganda was, “THE LAST SEASON IS PREMERING AND NO ONE IN THIS COUNTRY EVEN KNOWS WHAT HULU IS!” Gah. If you ever need someone to gab to, I’m wide open. The things I’ve learned from this experience (I swear, it’s more than just a show) have been SO INSIGHTFUL to my spriitual life, too. Like, it’s crazy.

    And don’t worry, I would never tell you anything because I ABHORE finding out endings, too. I don’t know how HP ends because I’ve never read the books or seen the movies… But your post kind of inspired me to read them! I was one of those people too busy with, well, anime, I guess. NERD.

    Haha, anyway, I look like a total goob from writing this post, but I love that you are watching LOST. And I love that you love pop culture… It fascinates me, too.

  7. Holland permalink
    January 3, 2012 7:31 am

    i love SO much that you said its unconfirmed what colbs was doing in 2004…yall are just the cutest!

  8. Bailey B permalink
    January 10, 2012 1:53 pm

    I LOVE LOST! I can literally talk about how great it is for hours. Unfortunately I know so many people who gave up on the show after the 3rd season. Please don’t give up!!! Aren’t the flashbacks the best part?

    • January 16, 2012 3:58 pm

      yes, i’m obsessed with the flashbacks, and i love how so many people were linked before the island…libby and desmond, libby and hurley, sawyer and jack’s dad, ana and jack’s dad……etc. this is only to the end of season 2. can’t wait for season 3!

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