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ABC’s Lost had one of the most anticipated series finales in TV history.
Lost was simply… epic. Its draw was the examination of human interaction under a multitude of situations, both extreme and mundane.
Lost was in its third season before I watched the pilot and got completely hooked. And after six seasons, I am still numb to the idea that it’s actually over.
I’m torn about the way it ended. I loved it, I hated it, I laughed, I cried.
But when the camera zoomed in on Jack’s eye and the signature Lost logo popped onto the screen I felt… fulfilled.
It’s hard to describe. It was less dramatic than I think I was expecting, but it was surprisingly satisfying.
Here’s what I think… The writers didn’t really know how to end it, so they pulled the pure emotion card – figuring out how to bring everyone together, and by doing so, even those of us who wanted a complete tie up at the end forgave the unanswered questions because everyone got back together.
It was thrilling to watch each character begin to remember what they had been through and to recognize who they were.
So, had they in fact died at the beginning after all, and the island was purgatory? I don’t think so – I interpreted it as the sideways reality being purgatory (or in my faith’s parlance, the spirit world), where the work gets completed.
However you view the ending, and whether you think it was great or terrible or just ok, ultimately there wasn’t a perfect ending or a right ending, because we each viewed the series through our own prism of understanding, ideology, faith, bias and personal application.
What surprises me the most is that I don’t even remember all the questions they didn’t answer. That tells me that even though those questions seemed to be of burning priority, they just weren’t that important.
Kind of like how life unfolds…
Lost is one of the most interesting television series in the history of the medium. I got into Lost after it had been on TV for more than two seasons and I have been riveted ever since.
It was the human interest elements of the story that got me hooked, more so than the science fiction aspect. However, the time travel focus now has me begging for more.
My anticipation for the season premiere was bigger than I have ever had for any other show (even Mad Men) in my life, and it didn’t disappoint. Seeing Richard Alpert take a punch was more satisfying than it should have been, and to see Benjamin Linus cowering like a little girl was great.
Other highlights: Hurley taking charge; seeing the Temple (finally); learning that the smoke monster is actually evil itself, not just a tool of evil; and seeing Charlie again.
However, I’m really trying to grasp the idea of two sets of characters; the version of those who stayed on the island and the version who landed in L.A. After Juliet died and then Saied died, I was thinking that the island version of the characters would die off one by one. But then Saied came back to life.
One thing that appears to be real is that Jacob is dead.
Tonight’s episode of Lost was insanely good. The plot twists have my head in a complete spin. I can’t believe how INTO this show I am. The tie back to previous story lines is absolutely brilliant writing. There is no question that in 20 years, kids going through film school will be studying Lost, and how it revolutionized film/TV writing.
If you haven’t watched Lost, watch the pilot from Season 1. If you aren’t hooked by the end of that two hours, no harm done. If you are, you better set aside the next three weeks as you try to watch four seasons nearly non-stop. I promise, you’ll lose a ton of sleep if you get into this show. But you won’t regret it.
Ok, so you know I love ABC’s LOST. If you don’t watch the show, this post will be essentially meaningless.
Last night’s episode had some great payoffs – and added more questions (of course).
The most significant twist for me was that we learn that the infamous Charles Widmore is an “other.” I’m telling you, the writers of this show are brilliant. I did not think they could keep the story line fresh, but they have in a big way. And I’m not alone in thinking this… 20 million people watched the season premiere last week. Wow.
On an unrelated note, I also love the show Mad Men, on AMC. I was walking through the Burbank airport yesterday and walked by Christina Hendricks, the actress who plays Joan Holloway. (Or, it was someone who looks VERY much like her.) Pretty cool.