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Wednesday conversation: pop-cultural touchstones

Posted by Robin Abrahams  May 12, 2010 06:46 AM

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As a fan of "Lost" and on behalf of same, I have a question for all of you non-fans: How much do you hate us?* No, really.  Are you tired of the water-cooler critics and endless cryptic Facebook posts on Wednesday mornings? Or do your island-loving friends and colleagues mostly keep it to themselves?

A cousin of mine decided about a month ago to finally see what all the fuss was about, and started renting the show from the first season--he's on season 6 now, and is, I believe, on track to have a finale party.

What shows do you feel that you missed out on? For me it would be "Buffy" and "The West Wing." I could, of course, watch them now on DVD, but that would be a huge time commitment, and anyway there's something about seeing a show during its cultural moment.

*The question of how much we hate ourselves, especially after last night's episode, is another matter entirely.
 

 
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