Friday, July 23, 2010

The ironic side of "Lost"


I am a “Lost” fan. I say “am” because I still think about the show, still watch it in DVD form, and still theorize about the various mysteries that were left unanswered when the show ended.

But do you know what I find the most interesting about “Lost”? It’s the variety of ways our lives, yours and mine, ironically resemble the show in some form or fashion. For instance, I’m writing this story on a computer. In “Lost,” a computer was used to “save the world.” See how ironic that is?

Here are some more examples:

I get up and take a shower every morning, which, ironically, is exactly what Kate did down in the hatch.

After I get out of the shower, I comb my hair, which rhymes with Claire, one of the main characters on the show.

After I eat breakfast, I wash my hands at the sink, which is precisely what happened to Michael’s raft and the freighter.

I have a friend named Ben. He’s not like Ben from the show, but still, his name is Ben.

The show begins with a plane crash. Ironically, planes fly over my house quite often.

Desmond is a Scottish character who likes to read Dickens, and wishes to find his girlfriend, Penny. I have been to Scotland, I have read Dickens, and I’m constantly searching for pennies under the couch cushions. See a pattern developing? Of course you do.

Lock was in a wheelchair, Boone ran a company, and Jack is a doctor. Using the first initial of their names we come up with LBJ. LBJ often refers to Lyndon B. Johnson, former president, and Texan. Ironically, I’m also a Texan.

And I could go on, and on, and on, but I won’t, which is what the producers decided to do by ending the show instead of having it canceled sometime in the future. How ironic.

Yes, “Lost” was a great show, and I think I’ll be talking about it for some time to come.

How about you?

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