How Are Fans Coping With The End Of 'Lost'?

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The television series Lost ended Sunday night after nearly six years. And on All Tech Considered, we wondered what is going to happen to all of the people who have devoted a good portion of their lives blogging and podcasting about the series plot twists. Melissa Block and Michele Norris talk to Jay and Jack Glatfelter — of The Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack — and Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney, bloggers for the Washington Post's Lost Central blog.

(Soundbite of TV show "Lost" music)


After nearly six years and 121 episodes, the TV thriller "Lost" is over.


The finale aired on ABC last night. Michele, I may be the only person in American who did not watch it, I'm really out of the loop on this one.

NORRIS: Well, I dont watch the show regularly, so "Lost" would explain my state of mind, since I only watched the last 10 minutes. But there are a group of "Lost" bloggers and podcasters who have spent the last few years absolutely obsessing over the show.

BLOCK: And we wondered, what are they going to do now with all of their free time?

NORRIS: Well, we asked the father and son duo who host "The Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack."

BLOCK: Here are Jack and Jay Glatfelter.

Mr. JACK GLATFELTER (Host, "The Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack"): So many people have asked us to do a "Lost" rewatch. And it's, like, well, you know, all right, we'll do a "Lost" rewatch.

Mr. JAY GLATFELTER (Host, "The Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack"): We're going to go back and watch the series from the beginning to the end. We're going to discuss it and kind of look at the entire show.

Mr. JACK GLATFELTER: And after I do the "Lost" rewatch, then I'm going to watch it just for myself.

(Soundbite of laughter)

Mr. JAY GLATFELTER: Your re-rewatch.

Mr. JACK GLATFELTER: My re-rewatch just for me.

BLOCK: The Washington Post has its own blogging duo, Jen Chaney and Liz Kelly write about "Lost" for the blog Celebritology.

NORRIS: And although they blog about other shows, they say there's nothing quite like "Lost."

Ms. JEN CHANEY (Blogger, Celebritology): I like "Modern Family" and I love "Glee" but they don't have the same kind of rich mythology that "Lost" had. And that show just also happened to strike at the right moment in terms of Internet culture, in terms of social media. Going online is as much a part of the show as watching the show itself.

Ms. LIZ KELLY (Blogger, Celebritology): Right. And because of the rabid nature of the "Lost" fan community, I don't see this dissipating. So I think as the discussion continues over the next month, we're going to continue to cover the show, you know, even if there aren't new episodes - if there are new revelations, new theories that make sense, we're going to stay on top of it.

NORRIS: So much for free time. These bloggers and podcasters are still stuck on the island.

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