The show immersed me in its island and flashback world immediately, and I couldn't look away. Even in the pilot episode, those commercial breaks were torture (this was before DVR). I was enthralled throughout the hour and immediately called my dad afterwards:
"Dad, you have to see this show I just watched. It's called LOST, it's replaying this Saturday, you're going to love it."
He trusted me, and we soon began calling each other after each episode to discuss what had just happened. This was before online "gatherings" sprang up in order for me to get my theorizing fixes - I joined some LiveJournal communities, it's true. I spent at least two Valentine's Days on my couch watching the television show. When I met Jesse, we did what you do, talk about your most favourite things ever. I told him I loved LOST, and strangely enough, he decided to start watching LOST in 2007. He caught up on the seasons in his many cross-oceanic flights (see what I did there?). But, literally, he watched the pilot episode on a flight from the US to Australia.
And now, six years later, the show has come to its proper end. I am sad - I've never liked saying goodbyes or concluding things - but I am completely satisfied and happy to see it end in an appropriate manner.
Anybody else watch? I know there are some polarizing opinions about, but everyone entitled to their own thoughts, right? I loved the finale, and I think the writers did the series justice.