Unless you've been living in a cave on an island somewhere, you've probably gathered that Lost is starting its sixth and final season tonight. Haven't been watching? No problem: you can get caught up on the series in eight minutes, fifteen seconds with this helpful video.
And if you're anything like us, you're probably all but foaming at the mouth in excitement -- or have a bunch of friends who are. So since we've been obsessing over the past few weeks (it's been at least four weeks, eight days, fifteen hours, sixteen minutes and 23 to 42 seconds...) we thought we'd share some good Lost resources with you, just in case you overlooked anything while painting your room with an exact replica of blacklight map in the hatch.
After watching the video embedded above (which is totally worth watching even if you have watched every episode multiple times) have a look at today's list over at Topless Robot, which recounts the top five season openings and top five cliffhangers. What do you want to bet that tonight's opening blows them all away?
When you're done with that, check out the totally exhaustive, completely engrossing Lostpedia. It's basically Wikipedia, for Lost. If you want to fall down the rabbit hole, it's a great way to refresh yourself on every little detail -- down to analysis of single frames of film, in some cases. They even have pages and pages of Lost theories about almost every person, place and thing in the Lost universe. And since it's a Wiki, you can submit your own as well. Oh, and it should be obvious, but if you are a few episodes behind SPOILERS ABOUND.
Speaking of Lost theories, there are whole sites dedicated to them. Sites like Theories on Lost. And pretty much any geek blog operating out there has a post about its theories. Even major mainstream media outlets are getting in on the act and sharing their theories.
And fans that don't "do" theory? They obsess with things like this: a real-time video of the crash that started it all, edited together from snippets of god knows how many episodes.
And if all that is a little heavy for you, and you want to have a good laugh at yourself (or your Lost-obsessed friends, if you're no ta fan and yet somehow made it this far...) try this fine video from The Onion:
Final Season Of 'Lost' Promises To Make Fans More Annoying Than Ever
And remember, if you've somehow missed an episode (or are finally sold and want to get onboard as fast as possible) Netflix has every episode available for instant watch, or if you're one of the twelve people who don't subscribe to Netflix, Hulu has them as well, albeit with a few commercials thrown in.
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