Whoa, you like to think that you’re immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It’s closer to the truth to say you can’t get enough
You know you’re gonna have to face it, you’re addicted to LOST
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The title of this post may be a bit misleading if you don’t know where I’m going with it. A big Pop Culture fan, once in a while I post something just for fun. So I wouldn’t be offended if you stop reading because you don’t want to waste your time on something completely frivolous.
Listening to the radio not long ago I heard an old Pop/Rock song from 1986 by Robert Palmer. The song – Addicted To Love. It was a huge hit in America and a big part of it’s popularity was the music video that went with the song.
When I heard it playing on the radio that day as I drove home from work, I cranked up the volume. The song, and the video, are great just as they are. Still, I wasn’t so much thinking about Palmer’s classic video with it’s group of identical female band members. My mind drifted back to one of my all time favorite TV series, the Sci-fi Drama LOST.
The song Addicted to Love was adapted for a Super Bowl commercial in 2005 with just one word changed at the end of the chorus , “you’re gonna have to face it, you’re addicted to LOST.”
That first-rate commercial (if any commercial can be labeled first-rate) was lengthened into a full 3-minute video of the entire song.
I was very much addicted to the series LOST, which was a mixture of Survivor and The X-Files, with bits of classic literature and science thrown in. It was really my first exposure to the now well known director, J.J. Abrams, who was one of the creators of the series and directed the pilot episode.
Abrams in now best known as the director that was able to pull off the impossible, producing and directing a satisfying Star Wars, Part VII. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was critically acclaimed and a huge international hit movie.
Pretty much all the LOST characters are terrific, but I’d have to say my favorite is ‘Hurley’ played by Jorge Garcia. He’s such a down to earth character and he added a lot of humor and fun to the series.
The Addicted to LOST video combines some very cool images from the original music video with scenes from the T.V. Series. It’s just pure Pop Culture fun that makes me want to watch the whole series again.
I do happen to own DVD’s of all six seasons. When I have the time (haha, like maybe spread over 8-10 months) I’ll watch them all again.
I’ll end the post with a few favorite Hurley quotes:
Charlie: “Hurley, look, I appreciate the help. You don’t have to. I killed Ethan, I can bury him”.
Hurley: “Yeah, ’til he raises from the dead. Dude, I know how this works. This is going to end with you and me running through the jungle… screaming, crying… he catches me first because I’m heavy and I get cramps.”
Hurley: “So, I had an idea. I’m out here looking for some psycho with Scott and Steve, right. And I’m realizing… who the hell are Scott and Steve?”
Hurley: “So what do you think is the story with that Libby chick? She’s kind of cute, right? You know, in an I’ve-been-terrorized-by-the-Others-for-forty-days kind of way? I think I have a chance with her. I mean, it’s a classic desert island scenario.”
Hurley to Sayid: “Maybe if you ate more comfort food you wouldn’t have to go around shooting people.”
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Every once in a while on Fridays (not every Friday) I thought I’d do a ‘Friday Lite’ post. Just share something that’s inspiring and puts a smile on your face. Hope you enjoy them.