I've never watched LOST. I'm not some sort of social deviant. I'm not out of step with the times--I really want an iPad just like everyone else. I'm not against LOST. I just never got into it.
It seemed to me from the beginning, based on my friends' conversations, the Facebook updates, the Tweets, that LOST was more like a dysfunctional relationship, than an enjoyable form of entertainment.
Things like this:
"Argh! LOST! I don't understand what's going on!"
"LOST is driving me crazy!"
"I just want some straight answers from LOST!"
" I totally blew off all my friends just to re-watch the last 4 seasons of LOST. So psyched!"
"LOST! How am I going to live without you?!"
I don't have the time or energy for that sort of thing anymore. I learned my lesson years ago from Melrose Place that these relationships never work. It's all about them.
So I have been relegated to the loyal friend, just there to listen and comfort. I made every effort to help my friends who were having LOST issues. A couple them even swore off LOST; broke it off entirely. When they did I told them they were doing the right thing and that I never liked it anyways. Then I found out from other friends that they were back on LOST a few days later and I couldn't get them to return my calls.
Now that LOST is over I feel all the fans can finally have some closure. They can move on. Maybe start watching something else, like Rules of Engagement or 30 Rock. I have been in a good, healthy DVR relationship with these shows for a while now. They tell it like it is. They get to the point and don't string me out for days...weeks...years. They're also very, very funny and we all know laughter is one of the best remedies for a broken heart.
If you need me, I'm here if you want to talk.