- Well, that's over.
- Not a lot to say. I enjoyed Lost the last few seasons, although it certainly lost its way there in the middle. And in some ways it never lived up to the promise of the first season.
- In the finale preshow, Demon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse make the case that Lost was a character drama. If you view it as such, the whole series makes a lot of sense. People go through a bunch of stuff and they grow personally and as a group. Where the problem comes up is trying to make sense of all the stuff.
- If you came into the finale hoping it would explain all the stuff, you were bound to be disappointed. The only answer we got was about the alternate timeline that just appeared in this final season. And from the producers' point of view, that's all we need to tell the story of these characters.
- So what about all the unanswered questions? They don't really matter from a character point of view. My issue with the show is that the accumulation of all those questions tended to overshadow the narrative until that's the reason people kept watching and talking and writing about it.
- I'm not unhappy about how the series ended. The characters matured and, in a way, they got their "happily ever after". I would be more disappointed if I was watching to see all the plot threads come together. Because in the end, that not the show they were writing. Those threads were really strings they could pull and make the characters dance.
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