The TV series Lost returns to the small screen tonight after a long hiatus. Now, I haven’t looked forward to watching anything on TV since David Archuleta stopped making his weekly appearance on American Idol Season 7 … Lost being the one notable exception.
And as the debut of this final season of Lost draws closer, I’ve been noticing a number of other things David and the Lost World have in common.
1. Desert Island
First of all, Lost takes place on a treacherous, uncharted patch of land not unlike the “bubble” world David survived on A.I. — and now finds himself in as he works on his next CD and tries to navigate the cut-throat world of the recording industry.
2. Smoke Monster
We know this nebulous creature on Lost is about to strike when we hear the creepy music start to play … cue “Light On” … (sorry, couldn’t resist).
Lost has hero-doctor Jack, who’s fought to protect his fellow plane-crash survivors from the “Others,” while David’s been our hero from the first note we heard him sing. The villains? Take your pick. The A.I. machine in general (or Simon Cowell, in particular), Mr. Cook (until David convinced us otherwise), the “haters,” the press, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Plaid.
4. Dharma Initiative
A mysterious corporate-sponsored entity led by a guy with a funny accent … need I say more?
5. Time Travel
The characters of Lost flash back and forward so fast it makes our head spin. David time travels every time he steps on stage, leaving his present-day adorkable teen self behind and breaking through the space-time continuum to emerge as a mature, seasoned performer who commands the stage like a veteran.
Now if we could pick up some tips from Lost and time-travel to tour time, life would be real sweet!
Have I missed any other common threads?
P.S. Pics from the Miami Starkey Hearing Foundation event with Jordin Sparks: