Tuesday night (February 2) marks the beginning of the end for one of the most beloved, talked-about, over-analyzed television show in the history of the medium. "Lost" kicks off its sixth and final season tonight, with a recap episode at 8 p.m. and the actual premiere right after. What began as a show about a bunch of people who live through a plane crash and try to survive on a strange, uncharted tropical island has blossomed into a twisting and turning narrative about mysticism, time travel, military research and paranoia. The show has built its reputation through a countless series of mysteries, and has kept fans on the hook by asking seven new questions for every one answered. It's an incredible show that rewards repeat viewings and countless online discussions among superfans.
Like any great cultural moment, tonight's "Lost" premiere requires the proper soundtrack. Though it has a vibe that is rosier than the darkness underlying the show, Weezer's "Island in the Sun" is certainly an appropriate song to spin. The show has done a great job of "Building a Mystery," which is why cranking up the Sarah McLachlan should get you in the mood. And though the show has asked many, many more, "21 Questions" is a good place to start (thanks, 50 Cent).
"Lost" doesn't have theme music (though Michael Giacchino provides excellent score), but if it did, that theme song should be Blondie's "Island of Lost Souls." It's got everything: References to islands, the word "lost" in the title and a video featuring a bunch of creepy characters on a beach. Check it out below, along with other videos from Coldplay, Angels and Airwaves, Red Hot Chili Peppers and a host of others.