It's Wednesday here at LIT manor, and that usually means something fun to look at, right?! To me, Wednesday also means LOST--it's actually one of only two television shows that I watch religiously (the other is The Office). I don't think I've *ever* missed a single episode, and it always amazes me that they manage to keep viewers guessing and totally surprised as the seasons go on (for a while there, I was convinced it was because the writers were simply making it up as they went along!).
LOST gives us so many great classic character archetypes, the same types that populate those hot historicals we love so much. First, there's Jack, the ultimate true alpha hero. And by 'true,' I mean he's not one of those false alpha types that's really just a jerk. He's a leader. Smart. Effective. When he speaks, people listen. He takes care of 'his people.' He'll sacrifice his own happiness for those he cares about. Strong, silent, handsome. A doctor--a surgeon, actually--with hot tattoos! Yeah, Jack gets the job done.
And then there's Sawyer, the ultimate tortured bad boy. Yeah, he's done some *really* bad things (like killed someone--or tried to; I can't remember if he was successful or not!). But he thought the man was someone who had done horrible things to his family, leading to his family's ruin, his father's suicide. He felt he was 'avenging' his family. At times, when they've made his character seem too 'nice,' he then turns around and does something really bad again, just to remind us not to get too complacent about him. He's a bit of rake, too--a real rake, not a fake rake. He's passionate, funny, with the most remarkable self-deprecating wit (and I love it when he pulls his hair back and puts on his sexy reading glasses, LOL!). And if his barriers come down and he *does* come to care for you?? He's got your back. The scene a couple of seasons ago when the 'bad guys' had a gun to his head and we were sure they were about to kill him, he was protecting the woman that we *know* he loves (though he won't admit it) with what he thought was his last breath--I'm not sure I've ever been as terrified or upset or moved watching a TV show in my entire life. If they'd killed Sawyer.....nah, I don't even want to think about it.
And then there's Sayid. An 'outsider.' Misunderstood. Tough. He does what he has to do to survive, but deep inside he is man of strong honor, of loyalty. He's precise, capable, unswerving. Probably the one I'd most trust to 'have my back,' if truth be told. He's one bad-ass motherfer, but sexy as hell.
Well, just glancing at the length of each characters' paragraph above, you can probably see which character type intrigues me the most--Sawyer's got a *huge* paragraph there in the middle! But honestly, I love them all. They're all wickedly hot and gorgeous, and with all three on the same show....well, watching Lost is a no-brainer for me.
So, who's got your back? Which "wicked" LOST character archetype appeals to you the most? Which of these three would you most want to get stranded on a desert island with?
**Edited to add the video below--HILARIOUS! It's a compilation of Sawyer's 'nicknames' throughout the first three seasons. Classic!!**