New commenter JBond passed the bottom link onto me. The author of this article argues against needing every mystery of 'Lost' to be spoon fed to us viewers. I get what he is saying and it helped me let go of my disappointments with the show.
I admit that I NEED to know the answer to every little thing - that is just the way my mind works. However, after reading this article I am able to let things go and just enjoy what I loved about 'Lost' in the first place - the characters and their development.
That is something I overlooked in all my analysis. Character was one element of the show that I was NEVER shortchanged on. All my favorite shows have awesome characters and character arcs. 'Fringe', 'Burn Notice', 'Star Trek DS9', 'NCIS' all brought me back each week to see what was going to happen to my favorite people. I realize now that the mysteries were always less important my enjoyment of the show than the chance to see what was going to happen to Hurley and Locke and Ben and the rest of the castaways. The mysteries were icing on an already iced cupcake. Take that all aways and you still have the best damn version of 'Gilligan's Island' ever. (At least the 'Lost' castaways built a damn boat!)
So Sunday will come and Sunday will go. I think I will miss this little show more than I realize. It made everything about the past five months just a little better in my life. That should be and is enough reward for me.
But can you please solve a few mysteries for me? Just to reward my new enlightened attitude.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.