Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Lost" Theories — Are You as Lost about "Lost" as We Are?

We have watched "Lost" for six seasons now, and we have never understood it for a second. Of course, if we were die hard fans, we would spend hours online sorting through the theories about religion, reincarnation, the afterlife, aliens, and good vs. evil. Some people may have a lot of free time to get to the bottom of it all, but we are firm believers that TV shouldn't be that much work.

And yet, we love "Lost."

What is it about this show that keeps us coming back? Guess it's the overly optimistic and unending hope that some day, before the series finale, the producers will do what all TV show creators are supposed to do — tie the story up in a neat little package and explain everything to us. To put it simply, we keep hoping that next week it will all make sense.

Certainly, we are drawn to the great acting and ingenious plot twists that always take us by surprise. Of course, like all viewers, we are intrigued this season by the flash-sideways that depicts two alternate worlds seeming to take place at the same moment in time.

There are plenty of fans out there who spend far too much time looking for clues and trying to unravel the mysteries of the series. In fact, if you google "Lost Theories" you get numerous websites dedicated to the pastime of deciphering the "Lost" code. ABC has one of their own and Lostpedia keeps a running tally of theorists, articles, and airings.

According to a recent Entertainment Weekly article, even the cast members are completely in the dark about how all this will end and if questions will be answered. So for now we will remain lost about "Lost" and continue hoping it will all become crystal clear on May 23.


  1. Can I just say, that the relationship I have with Lost is definitely a love/hate thing. It's like dating a bad boy that is so exciting to be with but toys with your emotions.

    Yet it's the longest relationship I've ever had.

  2. Ya, it definitely has it's ups and downs. We just watched three episodes completely out of order and it doesn't make sense no matter how you watch it.