Last night marked the end of a show that I was a fan of, LOST.
While I never actually watched the show on a TV, I did manage to purchase it on iTunes in the first couple of seasons. Then I began watching it via ABC’s website. While I’m not a total LOSTIE, I would say that I did pay attention. One thing I remember reading is that they had a certain story arc they wanted. Then due to popularity of the show it got extended.
What I noticed about the show is that once it got extended, the show itself got LOST. Another thing that really hurt the show was the shorter seasons and wacky schedules that changed midseason. Not the smartest way to hold an audience. NBC did the same thing with Heroes and fucked it up. They’ve now canceled that show due to a softening of the audience. Well DUH. You shorten the season and then stop it halfway thru and start it again at some other time, you’re damn right people are going to stop watching. Oh well.
In terms of LOST, the one thing I thought of when watching the pilot is that the whole thing would end up like the story of say Jacob’s Ladder (starring Tim Robbins) or maybe the Occurence At Owl Creek (yes I know the spelling is wrong, but that’s how they translated the darn thing from the French). Owl Creek was original when it came out in 1962. I saw it in film school (no, not in 1962). The whole idea is that the time of the movie all happens during the moment when someone dies.
In the case of LOST, it’s during the time Jack dies. So many people have so many theories as to whether or not the island was real and if they characters got off the island. Reality to me is that they all died in the crash. No, everyone did not die at the same time. Which is why it took some of them so long to come around to the afterlife. Pure and simple.
The real message is: enjoy your time while you’re alive and be at peace when you pass.
Of course there’s a lot of people who are still in a daze or rather a Foggy Dew about the end of LOST. Which leads me to Cady Finlayson and Vita Tanga. They have a release called Electric Green and it features this song you’re hearing now (if you’re at Single of the Day). It’s called Foggy Dew. It’s all about the Irish here. Going international again since LOST had a very international cast.
Don’t you dig the rolling feel and the way the Irish like to jig? I certainly enjoy it. Get out and enjoy it yourself.