Once upon a time there was a television series called Lost. The producers named it Lost because you will forfeit years of your life watching this show on Netflix.
Bossy planned to watch Lost with her friend Martha when it first aired on ABC back in 2004. But then Bossy’s friend Martha’s son had a cold on the night it premiered and the next thing Bossy knew six seasons and 121 viewing hours were gone forever.
Up until a few weeks ago, here is everything Bossy knew about Lost.
- It was weird
- It got weirder
- Then it got really weird
Other things Bossy knew about Lost before watching the show: every actor in the world appeared in at least one episode.
Or at least that’s how it feels every time Bossy is watching random stuff on TV and someone in Bossy’s life shouts, “She was on Lost!”
Other variations on this theme include, but are not limited to, “He was on Lost!”
The premise of Lost is as follows: an airplane crashes into a desert island and the survivors have to figure out who is cuter, Jack or Sawyer:
Before Bossy discovered this time suck wrapped in a black hole, Bossy had many interests. And sometimes when Bossy is watching back to back episodes of Lost on her overheating laptop Bossy thinks about how she should be learning Latin, or reading McCullough’s 1776, or applying highlights to her nose hair.
But instead, Bossy stays Lost.
KeAnne saysJuly 23, 2012 at 3:48 pm
Yes, it is very easy to get lost in Lost although the series finale still leaves a bad taste in my mouth. As for the actors, I feel the same way about 20 seasons of Law & Order. Everyone was on that show at some point!
Charlie saysJuly 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm
I tried. I really tried to get into LOST. Turns out I can only have my emotional rug pulled out from under me so many times before I decide to go with hardwood floors. And LOST was exceptionally good at rug-pulling. Every episode seemed to end with a mindƒµ¢k. After awhile the intrusively eerie music just made me laugh. I’d imitate it while performing some mundane task like making a sandwich, in hopes it would make the experience sexier. Never worked.
But yes, I owe a great debt to LOST: it’s provided me with a fine metaphor for those times when I feel trapped in an impossibly tangled mess. Which is more often than one might expect.
KathyB saysJuly 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm
I enjoyed listening to co-workers puzzle and agonize over Lost. Not sure that they appreciated my deeming it Gilligan’s Island for the 21st Century.
Watched a few episodes but did not dive in.
Law and Order was a treasure trove of actors.
Marta saysJuly 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm
Very good LOST recap, but the answer is obviously Sawyer. Jack is a whiny whiny man.
Also, I think the series could have easily ended at the end of season 5 and not even gone to season 6. Because that’s when things got WEIRD.
Megan from Austin saysJuly 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm
Oh man–I did the same thing a couple of years ago: I watched 4 seasons in a VERY short time period (was unemployed/freelancing) and caught up to watch Season 5 and 6 live as they aired with other LOST-watching people.
The only thing I wish you could do right now is find out someone else who is doing the same thing you are so you can talk about it with them. Because that’s half the fun of LOST–all the surrounding conversation/analysis/speculation/rabbit hole theorizing stuff.
Have fun! It’s maddening but there’s nothing like it.
RuthWells saysJuly 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm
Sawyer all the way, bay-bee!
LOST on Netflix is also very helpful when one is recovering from surgery, as a break from GRAY’S ANATOMY.
Bossy's Daughter saysJuly 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm
(All thanks to ME.)
It’s pretty much the best show ever.
Cy saysJuly 23, 2012 at 6:57 pm
Save yourself, Bossy. It ain’t worth the trip. What I wouldn’t give to have all that viewing time back. So I could, ya know, read more blogs and stuff.
Suburban Kamikaze saysJuly 23, 2012 at 7:06 pm
This makes me feel better about my inability to operate any of the 35 televisions in my house. Although you almost had me at “underwear model.”
Em saysJuly 24, 2012 at 1:06 am
And I loved LOST. Love. To the point that I actually have a Lost t-shirt. (I think this proves my love.) And I loved the finale. I want to rewatch it. The whole series. Again. And I will someday. When I have Netflix again.
Enjoy the trip.
Lovelyn saysJuly 24, 2012 at 5:31 am
I thought Lost was great. I watched it all the time and my husband hated. I got all the episodes recently and made him watch them. Of course, he was hooked. How could he not be! Watching the series a second time was fascinating.
Heather saysJuly 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm
I miss LOST so much. I still think about it all the time. One day I WILL rewatch it! The finale was strange, but still worth it to watch the entire series!!!
Tarable saysJuly 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm
I used to watch Lost every week religiously…back when I had cable and did such things. Just thank the gods you don’t have to suffer through commercials. THAT was tragic.
Jami saysJuly 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm
I have all 6 seasons of Lost on DVD. And I have cycled thru the whole set at least once, not counting when it was actually on real TV. I’m pretty sure I like it.
And I know I like Sawyer best.
Meg at the Members Lounge saysJuly 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm
BOSSY’s daughter slays me!
Kirsty saysJuly 24, 2012 at 6:12 pm
I’ve never fallen into the Lost wormhole, but have done the same thing with far too many other series (I’m in France so it’s not easy to get shows in English, that’s why I’m so hopelessly behind). I overdosed on Mad Men (mmmm Jon Hamm…), Grey’s Anatomy (yup, all 8 seasons in about 2 months), Breaking Bad, and now True Blood (mmmm Alexander Skarsgard…), where I’m up to season 4… I clearly have control problems – I cannot watch “one episode”, it has to be multiples, back-to-back.
Erin saysJuly 25, 2012 at 11:33 am
Bossy, you are friggin’ hilarious…I literally LOL’d when I read this post. I was an avid (DVD series when it came out as a package deal) Lost watcher, and spent many a day/night/day/night (pretty much whole weeks went by when I didn’t leave my apartment) lost in Lost. It was awesome and OH SO disappointing. I hope you are ready for the ending because it will most likely piss you off or make you wish the series wasn’t over (mixed bag of emotions). Thank you for this post…I feel I have a true sister in Lost.
Amy saysJuly 25, 2012 at 11:44 am
I started with Lost, but discovered that if you missed an episode or two, you were lost. I pretty much got the first year, but after that life interferred. Since I have 7 season of 24 Hours that I have yet to watch I will not be visiting Lost for some time long into the future.
Caren saysJuly 25, 2012 at 6:10 pm
Oh, yes. We were lost in LOST, and I was so very, very grateful we did that when all the episodes were available on Netflix – I think I would have been a basket case waiting a week (or several months!) between episodes. It’s one of the few shows both of my sons (6 years apart, vastly different personalities and likes) and I enjoyed watching together.
Sawyer AND Jack, pleaseandthankyou. And throw in Desmond while you’re at it, brotha.
Ellicia saysJuly 27, 2012 at 11:06 am
I noticed how much Evan Handler looks like Andrew Zimmer who also goes to desert islands looking for and eating strange food like stinky fruit and weird animals.
icescreammama saysJuly 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm
Loved your Lost and found people. i didn’t realize “claire” was in there.
when you come back from the island, check out http://www.icescreammama.com. i’m definitely lost, but there will be no black fog. promise.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysJuly 27, 2012 at 9:04 pm
Bossy’s Daughter’s endorsement may be the one thing that makes me try Lost on for size. Well, that and the underwear model.
Shelley saysJuly 30, 2012 at 7:11 pm
If you could follow the plot of this show, you’re a better man than I am….
Looky Loo saysAugust 4, 2012 at 10:22 pm
Oh boy! The only thing worth than losing years of your life watching LOST is when you finally get to the finale and say “What the hell?!? I can’t believe I wasted all that time for this!” I loved LOST so much (except for the dreadful ending) it’s still a sore topic for me.
janet saysAugust 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm
Why don’t you just write and tell us that you’re not going to write any more posts? You break my heart every day when I check your blog for something new. Just rip the bandaid off, for goodness sake!
Irma saysAugust 7, 2012 at 5:38 pm
Hello? Bossy? Are you there?… I feel like you ditched me but forgot to tell me. I miss your writing. Hope all is well…
Amy saysAugust 9, 2012 at 3:54 pm
Bossy must quit her job. It is taking up too much of her time that could be better spent on Lost and blogging.
Suzi saysAugust 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm
So, Bossy, when you said The End, did you really mean The End?
Amber Star saysAugust 11, 2012 at 1:41 pm
I’m surprised you have not posted anything since June 23rd. Is everything ok? I haven’t posted in ages, but got really busy is why.
Let us know what the deal is, k.
Amber Star saysAugust 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm
oops…that would be JULY 23rd!!
Susan saysAugust 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm
Hello Bossy. I hope all is well with you and your family and Stella. I miss your daily musings. Even if it’s just a sentence or two, can you please post?
Anon saysAugust 17, 2012 at 12:33 am
I know Bossy is alive cause I saw her picture on Facebook at an In The Pocket concert. Someone had tagged the photo. Maybe she is busy writing a blog post about middle aged Philadelphia rockers
Ally saysAugust 19, 2012 at 5:57 pm
This explains so much. Bossy has been lost in Lost.
I am glad Bossy has a job and outside interests, and is moving on from the UnDivorce. It’s all very healthy.
But, please, post more than one post a month. I miss the musings and the hilarious insights. Or does one have to be in a state of stuckness and use a blog to become un-stuck, at which point the blog loses its usefullness?