Who else hated it? (I mean, for those of you who watch it). I won't comment anything yet so I don't spoil it, but I wanted to know what you guys think.
(Edited by Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (588), May 25, 2010)Re: LOST series finale
Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (588), May 25, 2010
Funny story: Last December I was talking to my wife about upcoming series' seasons, and I mentioned Lost's, to which she wondered: "Didn't Lost end in the fifth season, with the bomb going off and such?". This got me to thinking: Why didn't it end with the bomb going off and such? Sure it would be far from conclusive, but wouldn't that be just the way Lost was supposed to go?
Well, the show is officially over, and now I wonder: Why didn't it end with the bomb going off and such? I mean, what was the point of this entire season? I hated almost every second of it (with the exception of two or three episodes tops). It threw the character-based show we used to know down the drain along with at least a dozen questions worth exploring, and replaced it all with a shallow, punishingly stupid story of Teh Good Vs. Teh Evil!!! about which I couldn't give a flying shit even if I tried.
The best part of Lost's finale was watching it at the same time as the finale to Ashes to Ashes so to compare and see (once again) how American storytellers seem to think their audiences are so mind-numbingly stupid as to need pointless and redundant 10-minute explanations for everything. And then go visit random forums and learn that apparently those audiences are indeed mind-numbingly stupid, as even now there is an appalling amount of people that didn't understand the ending.
Screw this. To me, Lost ended with season five's finale, and that's how I'm gonna remember it =(
Watching it tomorrow!
Hope it doesn't blow.
Well, as long as stuff's resolved.
I didn't like the final season that much either - in fact I will mainly remember LOST by the first four seasons.
(The following is very slightly spoiling, but not regarding the finale)
The problem, I think, was just that they were trying to do too much. It started off as "Survivor" which was cool, then it became that mysterious deserted facility thing, which was cool as well, as was the "war with creepy other people" season. I also liked the "it's not over yet" season 4, and up until that point it all seemed to be part of a pretty coherent storyline.
But with the time travel tribulations and the ancient fight of good vs. evil of season 6, it was just absurd. It felt as though the creators tried to cram every aspect of the mystery genre into one show, and just completely lost their focus. The influence of J.J. Abrams really started to show in the final 2 seasons, which is a very very bad thing.
(The following is very slightly spoiling the finale)
What I found to be true though was the return to the characters being central to the story in the final season, as the producers have stated. And I enjoyed it very much right up until 15 minutes before the end of the final episode. I enjoyed the way they brought the characters back together and was waiting for one final huge "WTF" moment to end it all in true LOST fashion. Instead we got.... this! I honestly thought that it was going to end a great finale during the first 90 minutes, but then, if they had given me the task of destroying as much of LOST in its final 15 minutes, I think I couldn't have done a better job. It's just completely unnecessary and ridiculous, not to mention unsatisfying (didn't they always state that they were not going to pull any "surprise, nothing that happened before even mattered" crap?).
So for me, LOST ended 15 minutes before the end of the series finale - add the final scene that I liked very much. Anyway, the journey is the destinatino, and the 'meh' finale doesn't change the fact that I was entertained excellently for the past 6 years. No matter what, LOST will go down in Mystery TV history along with Twin Peaks and The X Files. I'm going to wait for the complete Blu-Ray boxset :)