lost: the end

Well, here we are. After six seasons, ranging from the mind-blowing to the completely aggravating, we're staring at the series finale of one of the greatest television shows ever: Lost. I'm not sure I've simultaneously anticipated and dreaded a single night of TV this much, ever. Fellow fans, are you with me?

Those of you who don't follow the show, or don't really care, have had to put up with a lot of Lost-related nonsense on this blog for a long time. So maybe you're kind of relieved that the show is ending. Fair enough. Hey, it's my blog, and it's my favorite TV show. But thank you for your patience over the last six seasons. If you'll allow me to look back at the island one last time...

In a weird way, the six-year run of the show marks a significant span in my life, both personally and with this blog. When Lost started in the fall of 2004, I had been blogging for a couple of years, but I was going through some major life changes, and it's nice to look back fondly at the start of series. Like the show's castaways, I had no idea what was coming, or the crazy places this blog would take me. I am so grateful for all of it.

And of course, Lost has given me plenty to talk about here, thanks to Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, Naveen Andrews, Ken Leung, and all the other Asian faces that have popped up in this twisty story over the course of the series. It wasn't perfect, but Lost made some pretty significant strides in changing the way Asians are portrayed on prime time network television.

Going into the finale, I still have no idea what's going to happen, but however it ends, I'll honestly be okay with it. I'm not one of those viewers who needs everything answered, exactly the way I want them answered. "The Candidate," that fateful, devastating episode that killed off Jin, Sun and Sayid just like that, certainly showed us anything can and will happen. I'm cool with that.

I know. I sound crazy. It's just a friggin' TV show! So long, to a television show unlike any other, that captured my imagination (and loyalty) for the last six years. Don't expect too much post-finale analysis from me here, whichever way it goes -- I think I've said my peace. I'm just glad I was along for the ride.

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