Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Confessions of an (Apparently Annoying) Die-hard Lost Fan

Thanks once again to the always insightful Ryan McGee over at the Zap2It Lost blog, I’ve discovered an absolutely hilarious video from the Onion that’s an unfortunately very true send-up of us crazy Lost fans. Before I discuss it any further, here’s the vid.

Final Season Of 'Lost' Promises To Make Fans More Annoying Than Ever

So, I may definitely be guilty of jabbering on about Lost to people who could care less. Especially my mother. She tried jumping into Lost at the beginning of the fourth season and gave up on it soon after. The best I could manage was to use her love of time travel stories to convince her to watch “Flashes Before Your Eyes” and “The Constant.” Nevertheless, if I’m home when Lost is airing new episodes, she will undoubtedly hear all about them from me. Most of the time she’s patient with me when I get into one of my rambling one-sided conversations about Lost, for which I am grateful.

My grandfather does actually watch Lost. He’s not as into it as I am though, and he generally finds the later seasons confusing. If I am with my mom and my grandfather, my mom will generally try to get me to talk Lost with my grandfather in the hopes I won’t try to talk about it with her for a while. My Lost conversations with my grandfather tend to cover the same few topics every time, though. He always thinks the latest plot twist is crazy and confusing, and he always says he likes “that girl called Freckles.”

Sarah, the occasional guest blogger here at MTVP, has also occasionally been subjected to Lost play-by-play when I’m watching a new episode. She watched the first two seasons of Lost, but she quit watching it long ago. The show has changed so much since then with so many new characters and an expanded scope that I’m sure most of my babbling makes no sense. Like my mother, though, she humors me.

My law school graduation was the day after the Lost season 5 finale, and I spent much of my time waiting for the hooding ceremony to start talking Lost with one of my friends. This friend is actually a Lost fan, though, so maybe that’s not so bad! What can I say, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have created such a rich, detailed world that fans can’t help but talk about it. Non-Lost fans who are subjected to jabbering about the show by well-intentioned friends and family can take comfort in the fact that this will be the last season, so it’s almost over!

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