I really need to start blogging more, I think. I tend to think that I don’t have anything to write about, but in reality I always have a lot on my mind and a lot I’m doing, whether it’s an active social life (which has kind of been driving me crazy this week) or just watching movies/TV and/or reading a lot. I mean, everyone’s always got something going on in their life, right? So there should always be something to talk about. It may not be something that would interest everyone – but it’s likely to interest at least someone.
So, how many of you were fans of the TV show LOST when it was on? *raises hand* I was a huge fan. I started watching it one day when I was housesitting for someone. They had most of Season 1 on DVD, and I started binge-watching and got hooked. But I couldn’t find one of the DVDs! So I ended up having to go out and buy Season 1 because I wanted to see what happened next. Since then, I was hooked and watched all the way to the end, even having LOST watch parties with some of my friends when it was on. LOST was a fun part of my life at a fun time in my life. I’ll always love it and have fond memories of watching and analyzing it. I even made it a priority to go find some LOST filming sites while I was in Hawaii for the first time in 2010. They were filming the last season then, and I happened to run into one of the actors on the beach! That was a really great trip.
Anyway, since I’m still a big LOST fan, the /r/lost subreddit is one that I subscribe to. It’s fun seeing thoughts from other people that used to watch it or are re-watching or even watching for the first time. While browsing reddit the other day, I came across a post by someone that was doing a re-watch, and they mentioned something called Chronologically LOST. I googled it, and came across the website chronologicallylost.com. Turns out, someone took the time to take all of the LOST episodes and put them into chronological order by time. Like (spoiler alert!) from the time that the man in black and Jacob showed up on the island, to the time in the 70s with the Dharma Initiative, all the way to the end. Cool! A new way to watch LOST. I couldn’t be happier.
So, I’ve started watching them from the Chronologically LOST website, and I have to say that it is pretty interesting watching them in this order. When you watch the show in its original order, you don’t even find out about the man in black and Jacob until far into the series. So not only does it let me watch the show again, but it’s all new insight into it. So far, I’m loving it.
If you’re a fan of LOST and miss it like I do, I’d highly recommend Chronologically LOST. They even have a torrent so you can download all of the episodes (although I had some trouble with it and just ended up streaming them from the site instead). You know “you have to go back!”. If you give it a shot and return to the island, let me know what you think. I’d love to have someone to analyze LOST with all over again!