Before Christmas, Dan bought himself — okay, it’s really for all of us — a flat-screen LED television.
It is very shiny.
It was bundled with a Blu Ray player.
And then, he found the entire series of Lost on Blu Ray for a good price on eBay. I wanted to give it to him for Christmas, but he saw the box, and just couldn’t wait.
Men: grown up children.
Anyhoo, we cracked Season 1 open last night, and I was forcibly reminded how much I loved that series.
It was also a lot of fun going back to the beginning even knowing how it ultimately ends, and all the stuff that happens in between.
Now *that’s* foreshadowing.
I won’t be breaking down the episodes like I did for Seasons 4, 5, and 6 — although that was fun.
Lost became more than just a television show.
First and foremost, it was a date night for Dan and me. We’d get the kids to bed and park ourselves on the couch at 9 p.m. every Tuesday. We’d exclaim and laugh and gasp and generally enjoy an hour of time together sharing something.
Secondly, it generated a community of people online sharing… well, pretty much the same things Dan and I shared. Reactions, guesses as to what would happen next, hypotheses as to what it all meant. Lost went beyond the water cooler. I doubt I’m going to find that as we delve into our blu-ray set now. Although maybe I’ll find people who will enjoy the reminiscing.
I also doubt Dan and I will have the discipline to only watch one episode a week. We watched two eps last night, and if I had to wager on it, I would bet Dan watched the rest of the first disk. I’ll probably try to wait to watch more of the show with him, though. It’s really fun to share that time.
What was the first TV show that became more than just a show for you?