Five ways that watching Lost is like being in a relationship
After spending a good deal of my time watching Lost, listening to the official podcast and reading anything I can get my hands on about the show, I feel like my relationship with the show has gotten a little strained.
1. At the beginning, you will blow off your friends to be together.
During the first season of Lost, I couldn't get enough. I cleared Wednesday nights on my schedule and if I had to TiVo it, I avoided anyone I knew who watched it. I didn't want them spoiling anything for me. My relationship with Lost was special.
2. You let the little things slide.
It doesn't happen often but every once in a while Lost will do something that irritates me. Nikki and Paolo, Bernard & Rose and Hurley's inability to lose weight are all little things that I refused to let bother me...at first.
3. After a while, you find yourself attracted to similar types.
I enjoyed Jericho and The Nine very much. I watched every episode because they reminded me so much of Lost, even though I felt guilty the whole time. Luckily, those shows were canceled before Lost found out what I was doing.
4. After a while, you start to get jealous.
I'm fully aware that other people are seeing Lost. It's a fact that I've had to deal with but I hate it when I overhear other people talking about what a great time they had watching Lost. I mean, I'm only human.
5. By the end, one of you are forced to wear a fake beard and mustache.
After seeing each other for about three years, things have gotten a little too familiar. You start to avoid each other. You take your time getting around to watching each week's episode and Lost uses a really bad fake beard and mustache to avoid you. Even though you see through the disguise, you pretend that you don't notice a thing and hope that the relationship will get better next season.