How I Found Lost — The Complete Collection now available on Amazon

It seems odd to me that the very thing that occasioned the end of my interest in television — going to college — also occasioned a six-year long infatuation with a television series. The year was 2004. I had just returned to UMass Amherst after a yearlong hiatus forced upon me by tuition hikes I could not afford. I was intent on finishing my undergraduate degree in mathematics along with the philosophy major I had picked up prior to withdrawing.

I was fortunate enough to be staying my senior year in the basement of a photography professor who normally only rented out to graduate students. One of my amenities in that basement was an old television — something that would have thrilled me in the years before I transferred to UMass. I was a TV junkie growing up back then, but television’s warm glow had lost its luster as I grew older — and more entangled in the Web.

I am not sure whether it was nostalgia or simply a point of utility, but I made a decision to watch that television. It was there, after all — why not use it? That decision ultimately led me down the rabbit hole that is Lost. Coincidence or fate? That I do not know, but I know this: it was worth it. If television ever had an epic, Lost is it.

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