'Lost' Superlatives: Who won cutest couple? You'd be surprised.
As we pointed out a couple of weeks ago, the "Lost" island -- with its cliques, secret crushes and occasionally long-winded lessons about physics -- has always been a little like high school. So with the series now officially over after a six-year run (hey, some people take six years for high school, too), what better way to honor our favorite characters than by selecting "Lost" superlatives?
The votes have now been tallied and all titles have been awarded. As expected, Jack and Kate were voted the island's most-attractive inhabitants, Sawyer was the clear choice for biggest flirt, Hurley the class clown and Ben Linus doubly honored as the biggest drama king and least trustworthy. Review all of the 24 categories here to find out who won. But first, a few surprises:
The Man in Black died before he was able to blow up the island and escape and it's a good thing since he was voted Least Likely to Succeed Off Island. No surprise there. What is a bit of a shocker is that while MIB won the category with 36 percent of the vote, one Kate Austen wasn't far behind with 32 percent. Is it her murderous past or did we just not like her as much in pumps and mini-dresses?
Jack and Kate totally blew away the competition for Cutest Couple with 50 percent of the vote. Which is kind of a head-scratcher for two reasons: 1. They were never really a couple (unless you count the two minutes-worth we got of their sideways world coupledom before they "moved on") and, 2. Because of all the words I'd use to describe their relationship, well, "cute" just doesn't come to mind. What of Rose and Bernard? Jin and Sun? Sawyer and Juliet? Desmond and Penny? Gah! (Update: Because it was traumatic for me to watch, I obviously blocked out the time Jack and Kate spent playing house off-island. Hoping I'll forget it again soon after typing these words).
Apparently we like the J. Peterman/Jeff Probst look. Richard Alpert totally crushed the competition for Best Dressed, even fierce competitor Shannon Rutherford, a known clothes horse. Not bad for a former farmer/slave born in the mid 1800s. Maybe it was the eyeliner?
It's not a huge surprise that physicist Daniel Faraday was named Smartest Male with 63 percent of the vote, but we like to think that the bulk of votes came in before Dan's completely opposite-of-smart idea to team up with Drive Shaft for a lame concert. But, oh well. No harm done. All of the audience members were dead anyway.
Frank Lapidus, the scrappy helicopter/airline pilot with massive eyebrows and a penchant for ignoring walkie talkie transmissions edged out Vincent the dog, Penny Widmore and Libby Smith to take the Most Likable Marginal Character title. Though, it should be noted that Penny -- Desmond's constant -- was only one percentage point behind Lapidus. Maybe if she hadn't been given such short shrift in the finale, she'd have triumphed?
| May 25, 2010; 10:32 AM ET
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