This weekend, "Lost" fans will be gathered around their television sets to dissect all of the clues and evaluate the final scenes of the twisty, puzzle-filled show, whose finale airs Sunday at 9 p.m.
But there may be a few of you out there who haven't been as invested in the series' six seasons and infinite possibilities and haven't had time to catch up with the 118 episodes that preceded Sunday's finale. Luckily, we reached out to some of the biggest "Lost" fans (and non-fans) in the rock world to help out. We asked everybody a simple question: "Can you explain what 'Lost' is about?"
As fans of the program are aware, that's a pretty loaded inquiry. Still, most everybody was game. "It's about people on an island," Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams offered. "They're on the island, and they get off the island, but they're still on it. And they go back on, and someday they'll be happy, whether they're on it or not."
But the question confused some. For example, 3OH3's Nathaniel Motte got "Lost" confused with another iconic television series. "It's pretty funny," he said. "They all date each other and go to this coffee shop called the Central Perk." (For anybody confused, that's "Friends.")
(Read Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus' own words about his conversion to "Lost" fandom.)
For others, the very idea of explaining "Lost" reduced people to little more than gutteral noises and exclamations. Such was the case with Stone Sour and Slipknot member Corey Taylor. "There's a guy, and there's this thing, and what happens is this BLUH!" he said.
Still, perhaps the most direct explanation of the show came from an unlikely source. When asked what "Lost" was about, former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash admitted that he had never watched any of it.
But when asked to hazard a guess, he replied, "Something's not where it should be." That, quite frankly, might be the best response we've heard.
Can you summarize "Lost" in a single sentence? Try it out in the comments.
We're celebrating the long-awaited conclusion of "Lost" all this week at MTV News! We'll be bringing you exclusive interviews, insightful commentary and, in true "Lost" fashion, maybe even a surprise or two. Head over to the MTV Movies Blog, where our "Lost" Awards continue all this week, and make sure to tune in on Sunday night for our series finale live blog!