So The World May Know How Obsessed I’ve Been With Lost All These Number Of Years That That Show Has Been On Whatever Channel It’s On
May 26, 2010 1 Comment
In honor of its spectacular series finale episode, I have compiled some differences between Lost and Gilligan’s Island:
- I’ve actually watched more than a single second of Gilligan’s Island.
Well, that’s about all I can think of.
I was going to add that Gilligan’s Island had Ginger on it and Lost didn’t, but technically I guess I don’t actually know that.
Another bullet-point I suppose I could get away with adding is that it took me maybe 2-3 years before I figured out (by reading what others wrote about it) that, contrary to what I had been assuming the whole time, Lost wasn’t a Reality Show ™ like Survivor. With Gilligan’s Island, it didn’t take me even 2/3 that long.
The one true fact I do know about Lost is that it has something called the Lost Numbers on it. This (like all things involving numbers) piqued my interest (though not enough to ever actually watch the show, ironically). And here are the Lost Numbers: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42. These are totally meaningful and not something the TV creators just made up on the fly while high one afternoon, which is why I’ve spent hundreds of hours of my life thinking about them and their possible meanings. Because if there’s one thing I’m confident TV creators of a hastily-thrown-together mid-season replacement show know a lot about, it’s how to pick a metaphysically meaningful sequence of numbers that will have some sort of deep scientific and/or symbolic significance, and to weave them into the plot of a story lasting years.
I am happy to say I can now reveal my findings to the world and summarize what the Lost Numbers mean in two words: Diddly squat.
But the best Lost theory of all, which I just made up (MUST CREDIT RHYMES WITH CARS AND GIRLS!): the entire plot of Lost, whatever the hell it was, was all a dream, a dream of Lacey Chabert (the little sister from Party Of Five) in which her older brother gets a haircut and then trapped on some island (in that order). To me, this is the only explanation that will ever make sense.
To follow: My thoughts on the exciting series finale of 24. As a preview, let me just note that my very favorite 24 episode of them all was still the one where Jack Bauer had to use violence or the threat of violence on a person in order to extract information from that person. That particular episode was AWESOME.