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That being said, I think something like Lostpedia succeeds because all it really does is repeat the episode. After it gives the facts of what we just saw, it tells you how those facts relate to other facts and how it might tie into questions that the show poses. Very simple. No guesswork, just a big pool of facts.
Lostpedia works because it is straightforward and only gives you what the show gives us - which is very little at this point. For a people’s perspective, however, I like the crowd that USA Today blogger Whitney Matheson draws to her Pop Candy site. You can troll through page after page of comments and find arguments and discussions on small details and those pesky references that don’t seem to matter. Or you can do what I do and wait for Whitney to compile a best of list, which I am pretty sure are just the most popular comments.
These are people with their own ideas, likely using a site like Lostpedia, and sharing them in what has become a nice little community. I see familiar avatars making familiar arguments spreading love for their show. While I may not like what Lost has become, I do enjoy stopping by to see what these people have to say.
It’s obvious that I have my problems with Lost and I really do think the lines I pointed out are slaps to the face, but I enjoy what creators have brought to the table. They forced reference guides to be made and inspired communities of curious people. If this ends up advancing television as art, Lost is something I will learn to appreciate.