Did you miss the Nerd Superbowl last night? Well, if you did, Losties were glued to their TVs last night for the two and a half series finale. After six incredible seasons, Lost had viewers on edge wonder what in the world was going on. Would the Oceanic 6 get off the island? Could they reverse what happened? How would their ‘flash sideways’ lives end? Losties and viewers who couldn’t find anything else interesting to watch wanted answers. Yet, ‘answers’ is a loose term for what exactly the finale revealed. We won’t reveal any spoilers incase you didn’t catch the finale last night. But the ending is epic and most fans were left satisfied. Well done, Lost, your six-year run captured viewers and left most in tears and shock.
Lost defined a small generation that denied getting on that Reality TV bandwagon and stuck with a storyline filled with gaping cliffhangers and more questions than anyone could answer. What other television series have defined generations? Check out our list after the jump.
[pagebreak]1. M*A*S*H (1973-1984)
After an 11-year run on television, this medical drama came to an end on February 28, 1984. Set during the Korean War, army surgeons Hawkeye, Trapper, and BJ Hunnicutt, Father Mulcahy, Klinger and the awkward jester Radar cared for the wounded, struggled to find love and delivered a dry yet humorous outlook through a messy war. What was the most watched episode in television history, almost 106 million viewers, was recently surpassed by this year’s SuperBowl.
[pagebreak]2. Cheers (1982-1993)
It was the last call for alcohol as the bar-buddies at Cheers shared one final drink. Sam, Woody, Diane, Norm and Cliff were our best friends as the only place in Boston where everyone knew your name.
[pagebreak]3. Sopranos (1999-2007)
HBO brought our favorite mob family into our homes for 8 tumultous years. Set in the suburbs of New Jersey, this mafia family, led by Tony Soprano, went about the family business without a a blink of the eye. They might have been criminals, thieves, and cold-blooded murderers, but the Sopranos were the most amusing and appealing family on the block.
[pagebreak]4. Friends (1994-2004)
Six best friends living in New York City trying to make it big, pay the rent and stumble upon love. Rachel, Joey, Monica, Ross, Chandler and Pheobe were television staples. Their iconic characters became pop culture pheonmenons for every person with a big-city dream.
[pagebreak]5. Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003)
The teenage sensation, Dawson’s Creek told the small town tales of a hyper-sarcastic teens who spoke with a ridiculously high vocabulary. After six seasons of love-triangles, heartbreaks and success, DC fans finally got to see Joey and Pacey together, said googbye to bad girl Jen, and see Dawson meet his childhood idol, Steven Speilberg.
[pagebreak]6. Sex and The City (1998-2004)
The writer. The lawyer. The socialite. The publicist. The journey of four women dating, shopping, eating out, having sex with strangers, having babies and dealing with hearbreak told through a weekly column by Carrie Bradshaw. Sex and The City was every woman’s guide to her dating woes.