The Shape of Things to Come

The LOST Re-Watch Begins


I can’t believe it’s almost been a year since LOST ended. Six long years of watching with commercial breaks finally came to its grand conclusion. In honor of the show that got me from September 22nd, 2004… my sophomore year of college… to May 23rd, 2010… almost a month after I got married… I am starting my official LOST re-watch. **Don’t tell me what I can’t do!**

I haven’t watched a full episode since the week after the show ended last year. I watched all the special features when they were released of course, but in terms of just sitting down and re-watching… I haven’t. I finally feel like I can honestly look back on the show now with a new audience ear and truly see if the same themes and arcs that moved me so much so many years ago, will still translate. **Everything happens for a reason**

Now, don’t get me wrong, I have seen almost every episode MULTIPLE times… when I get someone else “addicted” to the show, I tend to watch it with them until they’ve either caught up or tell me to go away. The first 4 seasons I’ve had to have seen 10 times each. I can quote lines, point out things in the background and a fun party trick I have is to connect ANY actor back to LOST… try me in the comment section. It’s my dumb human trick, but it’s all mine. **One of these days I’m going to find a loophole my friend**

If you don’t know, I’m the biggest LOST fan I know. I started watching the show (believe it or not) at the ice rink while my sister had hockey practice. They have a few TVs set up in the lobby area and my then boyfriend (and now husband) said “Oh, Hey! There’s that show I was trying to tell you about. J.J. Abrams is doing this plane crash show where they land on an island… it looks almost like a movie… supposed to be really good.” We sat there and watched it off and on while peaking through the window to watch my sister and I was hooked. Nick would probably like me to point out that yes, he is the one who liked the show first and is responsible for the monster he’s created. **I’m sorry this happened to you**

Because of classes and everything, I didn’t truly become insanely crazy obsessed (as my friends will quickly tell you) until they came out on DVD. That’s when I started to watch and re-watch those episodes so many times that noticing things like “Ethan Rom… Other Man” became second nature. I was a Lostie. I helped write a few things for Lostpedia and Doc Artz… nothing big, just a few things here and there and truly became immersed. I was “that LOST girl” and I loved it. **4 8 15 16 23 42**

We began to have full on weekly viewing parties at our home, complete with costumes and LOST themes including “Keemy Sashimi” sushi nights and “Kate’s Taco Night” among others. We would play games and it was just a really fun time. I can honestly say that once LOST ended, we didn’t truly see some of our friends as much as we would like to, because there wasn’t the weekly LOST gathering at our place. 😦 **You all everybody**

I have collected many things over the years about LOST. Action figures, books, set designs, pieces of costumes. My license plate is the numbers and on my wedding day I had my “something old, something new, something DHARMA and something blue” (my bridesmaids and I had little temporary dharma station tattoo… mine was the pearl… duh). I’m a freak. **If I don’t play ping-pong every 108 minutes the whole island’s gonna explode**

So, I’m VERY excited that we (yes, people… Nick and Frank are participating) will be starting our first official LOST re-watch. **If we can’t live together, then we’re going to die alone**

We will watch one episode every day from May 23rd, 2011 until September 22nd, 2011. There are 122 days and 121 episodes. I might not post every day about the episode we watch, but at least every few days I’ll put my comments about the new take I’m sure to get “this time around.” Some days we may watch more than one episode… (for instance we’ll most likely watch BOTH parts of the 2 hour-pilot the first night)… and some days we just might not have the time. However, like “Julie & Julia” we have our goal date and will be watching the finale on September 22nd, 2011 here or in the flash-sideways. Please feel free to watch along with us and if you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask! **We have to go back**

Of course this blog will still be updated for whatever else I’m watching, reading and doing.  **Dude**

One thought on “The Shape of Things to Come

  1. Not to mention the “momma hook” the mother’s day it rained and you suggested we watch the pilot in liu of playing baseball because “mom, just watch it like it’s a movie….ok?”. Still love/hate you for that damned polar bear hook. 😉

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