10 YEARS OF IO9
One of the few websites I frequent outside of Chelsea/football-related ones is io9, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary, and that includes their countdown of the 100 biggest pop-culture moments of the last 10 years, starting with #100-81.
Coming in at #93 is the LOST finale, ending the series that to this remains one of the greatest ever. And yes, it was a good a finale.
93) The Lost finale
Lost was the first modern genre show that had the ability to turn almost anyone who watched it into a fan. People of every age, gender, race, and level of nerdiness could be heard talking together about about smoke monsters, time travel, and frozen donkey wheels over the course of its 2004-2010 broadcast. When the appropriately titled “The End” aired on May 23, 2010, people all over the world were rapt, waiting for the answers they’d been hoping for all along. That… didn’t happen. But the collective discourse about it—the frustration, the confusion, the anger, even enjoyment—was a singular moment in the expansion of nerd culture to the mainstream, and one not truly replicated until Game of Thrones.
Long-time readers of the blog might know my love for this show. But for right now, let’s just get some music going.
FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
18.00: Ligue 1, 13th vs. 12th: Bordeaux vs. Caen
19.00: Eredivisie, 17th vs. 8th: Sparta Rotterdam vs. Vitesse
19.45: FA Cup, 3rd round replay: Leicester City vs. Fleetwood Town
20.00: Ligue 1, 2nd vs. 6th: AS Monaco vs. Nice