I’m addicted. I really am. Obsessed might be the word.
Its never a good sign for your sanity (or career) when you think about a fictional TV show so much that you comb message boards looking for clues and insights, typing in secret words into a barcode input boxes (which by the way, you type “theislandiswaiting” when you click on that bar code you get a special treat/insight), think about hatches, “others”, 70s appliances and computer equipment, steroid injections, Genetic Mirrors, Eden, alternate dimensions, purgatory, Desmond, healing and faith and science — when I should be working on this and this and this (I am working on them, but I’m distracted nonetheless).
So like any sane person who feels the voices might be right, I start to analyze what intrigues me so much about LOST. I think the root of it redemption. We all have the chance of redemption and healing. The essential message of Scripture is that we are all lost, separated from each other and our creator, with the hope of redemption through Christ. We all sense we’re lost. We all have sinned – made mistakes, lied, cheated, hurt others – but we are not without hope in our lost world. That is overall message of LOST as well.
To make it even better we have mystery and suspense – which is intricately revealed through situations rather than dialogue. Each character is flawed, helplessly and sometimes horribly flawed. Each wish to escape their pasts but are brutally confronted with their demons – and healed by their wounds by knowing it’s never too late. It’s about relationships. We\’re lost. We need others. We need hope. We need redemption. We need purpose. That’s it, that’s the list.