Friday, May 20, 2011

I Remember...

...but I can't let go yet. Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the finale of Lost, and I'll be posting more then, but until then, let's take a look back at the show that still has a grip on me.

19 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh, I'm having the same problem. I've planned an entire series rewatch... but I'm just not ready yet...

I still really miss this show!

StephenC said...

I'm just finished my rewatch :(
(just going to watch some special features now, then i'm done)

Cried like a baby for the last 15 minutes.

I'll do it again next year, can't wait.

I was thoroughly depressed for a couple of weeks after it ended, not so bad second time around :)

StephenC said...

sorry to double post,

but for anyone who is interested, it looks like jorge garcia's new show, alcatraz, is going to air in January.

A trailer was leaked somewhere, it looks awesome.

I'm off to watch buffy 4.1 and angel 1.1 :)

shobiz said...

I'm in the middle of season 3 on my rewatch -- third time through the series, counting watching it on original airdates, and I'm not even close to being over this show. Thanks for reminding us of the anniversary, Nikki!

Dusk said...

*Sniffle* I feel like I grew up with this show!

On a bright side many of the cast has new shows coming:


Jorge Garcia with J.J. Abrams on "Alcatraz" on Fox in 2012.

Michael Emerson and J.J. working on CBS with "person of Intrest"

Henery Ian Cusick on ABC with "Scandal"

Rebecca Mader on an ABC comedy "Work It"

And of couse Nestor Carbonell with Sarah Michelle Gellar in the CW with "Ringer"

Dusk said...

My mistake. Scandel is a TV movie apparently. Stil nice to see Desmond again.

Sagacious Penguin said...

Yay!

Lisa(until further notice) said...

I remember that I used to have dreams about LOST and about the characters. It was great. I miss that. I started a rewatch (my third) but didn't get past season one because I hooked myself into new shows that I had missed the first time around and I am enjoying immensely. LOST made me fall in love with television. So much so that I rarely watch a movie anymore. I just want to become immersed in a world of characters that don't go away after two hours. They're there weekely, and sometimes daily if you're watchin streaming or DVD. Thank you LOST. Thank you Nikki. I remember...

The Question Mark said...

Way to break my hear all over again! LoL

Marebabe said...

Me, too!

Page48 said...

Previews for some of the shows mentioned above, for those inclined:

"Person of Interest"

"Alcatraz"

"Ringer" Trailer 1

"Ringer" Trailer 2

humanebean said...

I've been s-l-o-w-l-y rewatching the final season (accompanied by the nonpareil Nikki Stafford Finding Lost: Season Six, of course) in anticipation of the 1-year anniversary. Swamped by work in the last two weeks, I will now have to marathon the last several episodes on Sunday to get to "The End" on Monday night. More than anything, it's reminded me how much I miss the LOST Experience even more than the show itself.

Viewing and re-viewing to catch the little things that stood out, racing to the 'net to catch Nikki's recap first and then gradually others by various critics, watching the comments on Nik's blog blow UP, waiting for the inevitable Skater lurker, laughing hysterically as they tried to make a point ... but failed, LOST Haiku! ... and then the anticipation for the week to slide by so I could get LOST all over again. Ahhh, good times, good times.

All of these things and more will be running through my head on Monday. So, I'll don my WWJLD t-shirt, dust off my Dharma Flame Station cap, set my LOST bobble-heads a-bobbin' ... and wait to see what Nikki has to say about it all ... one more (but not last, I pray) time.

SenexMacDonald said...

Nikki - shame on you for making me cry. Okay, it really isn't you - darn that LOST!

It is now a year. I have not watched anything from the show except bits and pieces like what you posted. I still cry - a lot(!), I still miss the show, I still want to see those characters on a weekly basis.

I have been watching Fringe since it's beginning and love it a great deal. And even with new episodes of my beloved Doctor Who, I know it shall take time to completely fill that hole left in me when LOST ended.

I look forward to your post on Monday, Nik, but am not sure I am ready to watch more than those bits and pieces yet.

It continues to feel like a fresh wound on my heart and mind... but soon I will find it in myself to watch the series again. Maybe Monday is when it all begins again... :)

aec said...

It's hard to describe to non-Lost watchers how much this show meant to me. I've had other shows I've loved, and enjoyed watching, but I've never connected with another show the way I did with Lost. I truly felt like they were all my *friends*, which I know sounds weird, but Lost seems like it's part of me.

The church scene at the end is probably my favorite scene I've ever seen on TV.

Like someone else said earlier, Lost got me hooked on TV. I hardly ever watch movies now, I just watch TV shows that I missed before and I rent the DVDs to get caught up on them. I've stumbled across some great shows (Dexter! Breaking Bad!) but none are touched me the way that Lost did.

It makes me really happy that so many people are talking about Lost as we near the 1 year anniversary since it ended. I hope Lost remains a topic of conversation for many, many years to come.

Efthymia said...

I can't watch anything from the finale without welling up --I can't even DISCUSS it without welling up! I'm really not ready to rewatch it yet...

I understand the people who didn't like it and their critiques (except for the ones that said "So they were always in Purgatory!" --these are just stupid), but I will never understand how they were not affected emotionally!

When LOST ended, I felt like I lost a friend (no pun intended).

Quarks said...

I miss Lost so much. I don't think I'll ever move on completely. I'm currently following Matt and Justin's Lost Rewatch, which has just reached "Par Avion", and is allowing me to continue to enjoy the wonder that is Lost.

Although I am saddened that Lost has finished, I am very pleased that it did get the ending it deserved. I have just watched the finales of prematurely cancelled "V" and "No Ordinary Family", and I wish they had got the closure which Lost did (especially "V" - even though I slightly preferred "No Ordinary Family", "V" felt much less resolved and had a massive cliffhanger). Fortunately, Lost was able to end the way the writers intended it to, with one of, if not the best episode of TV I have ever seen.

I am looking forward to some of the new shows which are coming (especially "Alcatraz" and "Person Of Interest"), and I just have to hope that they are successful enough to make it to the UK. No show has gripped me like Lost has, and although Lost will always have a place in my heart I need another show to get truly absorbed in. I hope one of these shows can do that.

Lostie said...

Remember when Ben was outside the Island and had Sayid killing all those men for him?....well "Person of Interest" reminds me of that part of Lost with Ben.....

One year already...its unbelievable, its seems just like yesterday...Lost will be never forgotten...one of the Greats...:-)

JS said...

I am lucky the finale was on my birthday (and it was a lost number too!) Can we just declare May 23rd LOST day forever and ever?

I am going through my third full watch (some episodes I've watched many more times) and loving it, though I cannot slow down to stick to Matt & Justin's rewatch schedule – I just finished Season 3. I make extra notes in my Finding LOST books with the full series context in mind. I am going to get all my end of season 6 watching done today so I can be ready for all nostalgia tomorrow.

Thanks @humanebean for reminding us of the experience of watching season 6 live with all our pals here. I see LOST everywhere, talk to my friends about the spiritual lessons in Lost, and spend money on LOST related things, e.g. TeeFury tee’s.

I guess what I am trying to say is I love LOST, make no excuses for loving it, and though I definitely watch television differently, and have a different relationship with shows, none can withstand the amount (and combination) of speculation and interpretation, and thorough re-watching as Lost (not even Fringe, though some would argue that is a good thing).

humanebean said...

Right back atcha, JS! Here's hoping that a few more of the old gang (along with friends newly discovered) will be here tomorrow for Nikki's Anniversary Post.