.::farewell, dear friend::.

25 05 2010

hola, my little ones. what’s up? i’m trying to find a way to make myself write more than, like, 2 posts a month. i think i def have issues with writing short posts… i kinda feel like it has to be a lot i’m saying if i’m putting it out there. but then i just realized i hate when i read blogs that are super long. so maybe i’ll start being brief. ha! if that’s not the biggest joke…

this past weekend was awesome. “adventures in clubbing” with the SIB girls. East Atlanta Beer Fest. play time with puppies. but, aside from all that good fun stuff, it was also a weekend to say goodbye to one of my most avidly watched shows of all time, LOST. oh, the past five years of my life (i started a season late, but quickly caught up) would not have been the same without this show, the blogs i read about the show, and the discussions i’ve had with others about the show. it’s been an amazing experience to be so intertwined with a story line that hasn’t come from the pages of a book. i feel the same way about the show that i do about some of my favorite serial novels (i.e. Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games, even the Jason Bourne chronicles). i’ll never be able to briefly talk about how i felt about the show. maybe over time i can get my thoughts together about it, in retrospect. but for now i’ll just say, somewhere along the way i stopped caring about getting answers to all of the little nit-picky questions that have come up over the years, and started just caring about where the writers wanted to take the show. and i ended up happy with the result.

a lot of people were not thrilled, and i can see how they may be upset, but really? you can’t argue that it wasn’t a great, moving, poignant movement to that show. i will definitely miss the pull it had on my life, that one hour of tv during the week that i absolutely could not miss. it was during season three (i think) when i was on an extended trip to europe that i discovered the LOST blog that would end up explaining a lot of stuff for me and helping me understand why i loved this show so much. the blog was done by a guy named mac slocum on his site film fodder, and his hilarious recaps of each episode as well as organizing key points and creating a forum for his devoted readers to discuss theories and ideas about the show kept me coming back week after week. there were so many questions raised and comments given that explained worlds of information that i never would have thought of on my own. i am so grateful for the community feeling that show had surrounding it. i am a better person because of it. and i seriously doubt there will ever be a show that will take its place in my mind and in my heart.

following that emotional avalanche, i had the 24 series finale to deal with last night. it was, surprisingly, a cake walk compared to sunday night. 24 has always been a great show but never as emotionally driven as LOST. nail-biting, yes. tear-jerking, no. not sure what i was expecting, but the finale seemed like any other season’s ending to me. i know there’s gonna be a movie to come, and that’s exciting, but i felt like there might be a little more ‘oomph’ to the final show on tv. ah well. i guess it’s kinda better this way. dunno if i would’ve been able to stand another night of depression. i guess now it’s up to me to find the ‘next great show’ that i’ll love for years to come. wish me luck.

peace,
james

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