While scouring the net for new Moomin treasures, I came across a fantastic post on Matt Madden’s blog about a strangely mysterious connection between the Moomin tales and the popular American TV series Lost.
I’ll have to admit that I never properly got into Lost. Perhaps it’s too profound of a show for me, but I just remember thinking, for f***’s sake, can’t we just get on with the story, i.e. get off the bloody island?! But I digress.
Clearly, I’m not a Lost fan but I am a huge fan of Moomin. And after seeing the connection between one of my all time favourite stories, “Moomin’s Desert Island,” and the first season of the show, I might just give Lost a second chance.
Just to give you a taste, the story of “Moomin’s Desert Island” begins with a helicopter crash, hurling the Moomins onto a small desert island.
After the Moomins gather their senses, they venture out in search of food. Moomin Mama goes hunting and finds wild boars. Meanwhile, Moomin is out digging a hole when he encounters something unexpected just under the surface…a hatch! Sound familiar to you Lost fans? This desert island plot sure does make for a good story, one so good that the producers of Lost couldn’t give up!