I was LOST but now I’m FOUND

Alright, I’m sure by now the entire population is aware of tonight’s premiere of the final season of Lost. I will admit to watching most of the first season, though I can’t remember much of it. I saw parts of I think the second or third season, but I really lost interest with the whole polar-bear-in-the-jungle premise and the introduction of the second group of people really did me in. It was kind of hard to hear all about the wonderment that is Lost and not want to jump on that bandwagon, but my stress levels simply couldn’t take it!

I am one of those people that has to psych herself up to watch a sad movie. I could live watching nothing but Bosom Buddies for the rest of my life because it’s just so happy and carefree…ish. Ok, I might get a little tired of Bosom Buddies but you get the idea. I actually get sick when I watch movies like Silence of the Lambs or pretty much any Martin Scorsese film. I’m not saying Lost is in that category, but I also can’t take series that stress you out with suspense AND don’t give you explanations for things. I’m all for mystery and mind-bending plot twists, but I’d like them to be resolved at LEAST by the end of each season. Give me a nice cliffhanger that frustrates me for a few days and I’ll get over it. Not plot lines that need entire websites, books and countless other sources of theories. My rainbows and unicorn-filled head just wouldn’t know what to do!

On a whim just now, I tweeted that I guessed I was the only person on the planet not watching Lost tonight. Well, imagine my surprise when my followers came out of the woodwork proclaiming their UN-Lost status as well. I was truly shocked. More people are tweeting even as I type this. One of my fellow Disney Moms, the gracious and beautiful Andi came up with a name for our group – FOUND. Another Disney fan and friend came up with the same group name as well, and the numbers keep growing of those ready to join. I’ve found out that people have many differing reasons for not watching, which was also a surprise.

Of course I am in no way bashing the show or the amazing J.J. Abrams, I’m really a huge fan.The original reason I started watching Lost was because of Dominic Monaghan, who I *may* have had a crush on during the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Oh, Merry…sigh) but we’ll save that discussion for another time. In any event – FOUND members, stand up and be counted and share why you won’t be watching tonight (or any night?).

How cool is this?! I couldn't NOT share it here. Photo © @wdwmom
HOWEVER – my very amazing friend OhAmanda not only loves LOST, she writes about it at The Disney Blog and on her own blog as well, so if you are looking to convert, we won’t judge, and she’ll show you the WAY! 😉 (and if I find out there’s a happy ending I just may have to catch up myself. shhhh.)

< --- EDIT: Check out what another Disney Mom friend did for her LOSTie family in celebration of tonight’s premiere:

If there are other shows you aren’t on the bandwagon for and feel alone – comment with those here too, you never know, you might find another support group!

  • I don't get reality TV. It would be easier if I listed the few shows that I do watch. 🙂

  • You should list them!

    There are a few reality shows I watch but we gave up on Survivor, Big Brother etc. many years ago. (I may have to watch the Survivor Heroes vs. Villains though because of Boston Rob and Rupert) Anyway, we still like Amazing Race…but outside of that we do more like Food Network Challenge or Hell's Kitchen vs. 'reality' shows.

    I love Big Love, Mad Men and True Blood as well.

  • I didn't get to read all of it…b/c I'm about to watch LOST…but I can tell the post is hysterical. AND thanks for the shoutout! 🙂

  • I'll be back after LOST to tell you why you should watch…

  • I have to admit – I watched LOST for the first and second season and LOVED it. Then the weird stuff got weirder and I stopped watching/tolerating it. Because honestly, it made my brain hurt. But, I am giving it one last chance tonight. I'm not saying it's going to work….but I believe in 2nd chances. LOL. 🙂

    (Also a huge fan of True Blood.)

  • debbiehudson

    Zanna,

    You are funny. I love that you guys created a FOUND group! How creative! Band together girls! 🙂

  • Ro

    Count me as another one of the Found-ies. Never got in to that show, although I do love the twisted mind of J.J. Abrams. The reboot he did of Star Trek was phenomenal.

  • I've never seen it either. Which means I don't even understand what Kara did with the labels there. lol

  • I *may* have flipped over to watch for a minute last night…and got really really confused. 😉

  • Yes – see the brain hurting I can't stand! I might consider watching it again if they really ARE explaining everything now. But I'd have a lot of catching up to do too.

  • LOL Well I can explain briefly that there's this other place that they find, and that's the name of it and everything is like gov't issued labels like that so it was really authentic and cool of her! 😀

  • I agree – LOVED Star Trek and I'm not a Trekkie at ALL. He definitely knows how to tell a story…perhaps TOO well with this series!

  • Heh heh, we've got to stick together! 😉

  • Erica

    I didn't “get LOST” until last year when I spent a month watching a marathon of seasons 1-5. I think that is a better way of watching… yes, it is a bit “mind-bending,” but not in a frustrating way if you can follow it back, to back, to back. In contrast, last night's episode drove me a little nutty with all the commercial breaks. Way less “watchable.”