Category Archives: LOST

Before “Hold the Door”: 6 Other Times TV Made Us Cry

sad tvIf you caught this weekend’s episode of Game of Thrones, you may understand why some fans came to work on Monday really bummed out.  If you’re not caught up just stop reading now and come back later…this article will wait for you.

Sundays’ episode “Hold the Door” sent shockwaves so strong that you merely have to simply ask someone to “hold the door” to see if they are a Game of Thrones fan or not. If they comply, they are not but if they curl up into a ball and sob like a baby, you’ve got a heart-broken fan on your hands.

So given how depressing Sunday’s episode “Hold the Door “ turned out being for fans of Game of Thrones, I thought it’d be fun  and a good way to get over the grieving process to go through other times a TV show brought on the man tears….or at least brought one to the brink. Let’s bring on the sadness: (READ MORE)

PopCultureAsylum.com Turns 5: Here’s A List of 10 Things Involving 5th Installments!

5Today marks the 5th year that this blog has been in operation (or $450 later in hosting costs for something I post to like once a month or twice a month if I’m feeling saucy). So to celebrate the 5th year of this “sometimes updated blog on pop culture”, I decided randomly to look at the number 5 as in the fifth installment of movies, games and albums to look at what I consider to be some of the best, worst and meh. The 5th installment of things either was forgettable (Nightmare on Elm Street 5, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Unnecessary (countless direct to video sequels), horribly awesome (Leprechaun in the Hood), or just as a chance to start fresh (X-men First Class, Batman Begins, Friday the 13th 5 which was literally called “A New Beginning”). So the number 5 is pretty fun to look at. Instead of looking at 5…5s, I just did 10 because if you’ve read this site before you’ll know consistency isn’t gonna happen! Lets take a look! (READ MORE)

 

Going Beyond Evil Spock: Listing My Favorite Alternate Universe/Alternate History Stories

Parallel universesOne of my favorite tropes in fiction is that of the existence of an Alternate Universe/Alternate History. With real and mind-blowing scientific theories suggesting that there’s an infinitive amount of alternate and parallel universes that mirror our own; it leads to many “what if” questions and scenarios and naturally, those “what-if’s” can make for great story telling. These stories range from Ray Bradbury’s short story “The Sound of Thunder” in which a hunter goes back in time to kill a T-rex but alters the universe by accidentally stepping on a butterfly to Stewie and Brian’s multiverse traveling adventures  in Family Guy. It’s fair to say that the concept of Alternate Universes and Histories has made its impact on pop culture. Spurning from a recent small talk conversation at work with a few co-workers, I thought it’d be fun to list some of my personal favorite alternate universe/history stories found within comics, TV shows and movies (in no particular order):(READ MORE)

Life After LOST: 1 Year Later (aka)Where Are They Now?

This weekend marks a year since LOST went off the air. While the final episodes may have notorious split it’s fans over the issue on whether the series had a satisfactory ending or not, one thing is for certain….I miss it & I’m probably not alone.

However, all good things come to an end and Lost was no different. Now that the show is done I thought it’d be interesting to see what our favorite castaways (and Others) are up to these days. Even though it’s been off the air for a year, there’s still some of you out there just now starting the series on Netflix, so be warned: Here Be Spoilers….anywho let’s see what is going on with the Lostaways and Others now:

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