Jeff Vrabel: 'Lost' is the best show I just saw for the first time

Jeff Vrabel

Right, like this wasn't going to be a column about "Lost." Because I thought, hey, you know what would be a good way to get read on the Internet today is to write about something other than "Lost." So I'm sorry, Lengthy And Reasoned Think Piece on Elena Kagan, you'll just have to wait until next week, if we even still have a "Supreme Court" by then. (Rand Paul was just Step One.)

That said, I don't know thing one about "Lost," other than what I learn in the post-show wrap-up that takes place in my office every week (which is everything, it's going to be just crushing uncomfortable silence in that pod for like months now), but I do know this: The Internet is totally groaning and pouting under "Lost" weight right now, if it's even on at all, and I'll be damned if I'm going to miss out on the kind of search engine optimization with this kind of rare, shared communal event. Lost Lost Lost Lost Lost come on someone e-mail me with a book deal already.

So anywho, please enjoy The Internet's Nine Millionth Collection Of Some Kind Of "Lost" List Or Live-Blog Or Whatever this week, which is awesome, because watching TV and writing about it is SO MUCH EASIER than coming up with a real column idea. (To be fair, I did watch six minutes of the eight-day pre-show, in which I learned that the show was created by David Cross and Tom Waits.) Note, of course, that the following is pretty well lousy with hot spoiler action, so if you haven't seen the show yet, you'll want to not read this, nor turn on the Internet, nor talk to any other humans.

 • See, already we're not on the island. Here's my problem with this show: The handful of times I've turned it on over the years, NO ONE IS EVER ON THE ISLAND. That's why I'm watching. Really only it in for the island.

• Incidentally, I live on an island and it's raining right now. MY ISLAND IS ANGRY.

• Did this show always have this many Star Wars jokes? Awesome.

• The little guy Ben sure gets beat up easy.

• Everybody's teeth are far too pretty on this place. Seriously, I miss one brushing and it feels like I have a caterpillar in my mouth, twice. Maybe this Desmond character found a toothbrush in the well?


• These people appeared to have produced a baby twice, which seems difficult, unless one of them is Angelina Jolie in a costume.

• Please let there be Ewoks in this forest.

• Um, "Grey's Anatomy"? Could you put "Lost" back on, please? Thanks.

• "And now everyone, it's Wanker In A Hat, performing with five hobbits in guyliner." They also kind of look like the Gin Blossoms.

• Hey, awesome, are there more vampire television shows coming? Maybe this new one will be about like a really pale guy with vertical hair and his unemotive girlfriend? I love ideas.

• Weird, I was also delivered backstage bloodless in 25 seconds at a benefit concert by a woman in a cocktail dress I didn't know.


• Looking forward to Fat Guy Falling Into Water, The Game Show. If there was only some way they could offer advice about the marriages of real people, I would immediately kill myself.

• Pretty sure the bald guy just blew out his flip-flop.

• Given all the unpredictable seismic activity, I'd probably spend less time on EXTREMELY DANGEROUS LEDGE.

• "Tell me I'm going to see you again?" Aren't you sort of also seeing him right now?

• Couldn't get a bigger falling-rocks budget here? Come on, networks still have some money, right?

• Not to be a jag, but they've had a plane there the whole time? Or even some of the time? Because it seems than even a sometimes plane MIGHT HAVE BEEN USEFUL.

• Wait, heaven is a church? In my version, there's pretty much a running Springsteen concert going on. And lots of Salma Hayek pictures.

• Hey, wait a minute, this series finale seems to have answered a great many questions, offered emotional resolution, made sense to people and left on a good note. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE FURIOUS.

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