Lost Nerd

February 1, 2010

I have a confession – I am a big time “Lost” geek.  You’ve heard of the show, yes?  Redemption-seeking castaways time-traveling on an apeshit crazy island filled with polar bears, ageless wonders, and peanut butter?  Yes, that one.  I LOVE it.  I peruse message boards, I study all the online games and clues, I read this guy – and he’s totally cuckoo.  When an episode ends, I launch myself onto the laptop, clicking away furiously.  Sometimes Herbie futilely attempts to communicate with me, before shaking his head and sighing, “Well – guess I’ll see you in the morning…”  But then I will pounce on him while he’s trying to sleep with all sorts of fascinating tidbits, like, “Do you want to know what it says on Jacob’s tapestry?  Did you know that if you freeze the screen at exactly 42 minutes you can see an image of Jack’s dad peeking out from behind a palm tree?  Did you know that the picture hanging in Jack’s apartment is the SAME as the one hanging in Sun’s dad’s office?  DID YOU KNOW THAT???”  Sometimes I get his attention.  Sometimes he just groans and rolls over.

Lost premieres Tuesday night.  It’s the final season, oh *SOB* – but I am just freaking out of my mind excited.  I am prepared to have my mind blown to kingdom come.  There is a part of me that worries that the show cannot possibly reach my high expectations, but-but-but – this is Lost.  It has never disappointed me.  (Okay, except for that one episode where Locke wanders around half-naked the whole time and hangs out in a sweat lodge.  But  I just pretend that one doesn’t exist.)

I had a dream last night that I was sleeping peacefully when suddenly I heard a women’s computer-like voice say, “RESET.”  At least I think it was a dream – it didn’t seem like a dream except that when I “woke up” I was sleeping on the other side of the bed…  Anyway, it completely freaked me out and led to a whole series of more and more terrifying nightmares, until finally I screamed and Herbie woke me up and cuddled with me the rest of the night.  But at the time, I was convinced that we were being watched by a nefarious group (possibly alien) who had already somehow scanned into our brains and were, at the very moment I heard the woman’s voice, rebooting our systems. 

Herbie contends that perhaps I should lay off reading about Lost for a little while.  Hmm.

My Top 5 Lost Moments:

1.  Arguing endlessly with Herbie as to whether Charlie’s sacrificial death was completely unnecessary or not.  (Herbie says he did not have to slam the door to save Desmond – they both could have escaped.  I contend that it is beside the point – Charlie believed he was saving Desmond and sacrificing himself to save Claire and Aaron.  Whether that was a pointless sacrifice remains to be seen – oh I hope not!)

2.   The master class of acting that took place in “The Life and Death of Jeramy Bentham,” when Ben first rescues and then murders Locke.

3.  Mr. Eko’s face-off with the Smoke Monster – especially going back and seeing all those ghostly images in the smoke as Smokey seemingly “scanned” Eko’s memory.

4.  Sawyer’s whole character arc in Season 5, culminating in the heart-breaking goodbye between him and Juliet, right before she plunged down the…hatch-hole-thingy.  I cry every time.

5.  Basically any scene involving Desmond and Penny, especially their phone call on the freighter ship and Penny’s promise to find him, and then that promise fulfilled on the rescue ship, complete with romantic reunion kiss.  Oh, and I also love when Desmond saves his family and beats the shit out of Ben.  I pretty much love any time Ben gets his ass kicked.  I have a feeling there’s going to be more of that this season, too.

So – any other nerds out there?

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7 Responses to “Lost Nerd”

  1. Shelly Says:

    ME ME ME

    I, too, read Doc Jensen, though sometimes I have to do it over a couple of hours because there is so much to digest and contemplate before moving on to the next paragraph.

    I, too, am THRILLED for tomorrow night, but sad at the same time. I’m so ready for the new season, yet I am not ready for it all to be over. As far as I’m concerned, there has never been anything on tv like Lost before and anything after will never quite measure up.

    I’m thinking of a special Lost dinner and I am boycotting my monthly girls get together.

    I agree that anything Penny/Desmond is good and that Juliet’s demise rips my heart out every time. As much as I hate Ben I love him because that man is a genius actor. I don’t like Kate and have finally grown to love Sawyer. I am anxious to see Claire and Michael again.

    It’s going to be a hell of a season!

    • Jojo Says:

      I too read Doc Jensen and everyone else. Thanks for your delighful post. Unfortunately my marriage didn’t survive my LOST addiction. But I figure… what’s meant to happen, happens.
      Namaste

      • mamarose Says:

        Oh no, is that true? Terribly sorry about your former spouse’s lack of appreciation for one of the best shows in the history of television. Namaste indeed.

  2. kristi Says:

    I’ve never seen it. Can we still be friends?

  3. Beth H. Says:

    sorry, i am not a Lost nerd, but i am now a Battlestar Galactica nerd! big time!!!

  4. from the wings Says:

    Hazaa! to the return of LOST Nerd!!


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