May 24, 2010

LOST Ending

This post is light on the spoilers, but I open up the comments for FULL SPOILER ALERT if anyone wants to talk about the ending.

In short, I enjoyed it. They went for a (what I think was) fairly conventional heroic ending, explaining the gimmick of the season and focusing on resolution for the characters if not for the mysteries of the Island. In other words, they chose not to give us too much cheese to criticize, and hoped that the fans would come away thinking the writers had respected the characters.

Have at it, if you feel the urge.

Posted by James at May 24, 2010 9:57 AM
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Having never watched the show before, I've been thinking I might someday watch the entire thing on DVD. However, watching something like that in a relatively short period, rather than gradually over several years, means you spend less time speculating and so forth, and it's not particularly social - which is where I'd guess most of the fun was in watching LOST.

Without the fun of a week-to-week analysis with friends, anything less than a great story with a solid ending is a frustrating waste of time. I can't stand it when unsolved mysteries fall by the wayside without explanation (either due to plot convenience, or the show getting canceled before they can wrap things up). That's what I was wondering about the finale. But I'm getting the impression that they didn't leave a lot of loose ends on LOST, so I think I'd enjoy it.

Posted by: Julie at May 24, 2010 12:15 PM

I enjoyed nearly all of LOST. Was it the social aspect? Not really; I did talk about it to Ryan and folks at work, but I didn't even feel the need to try to get a group together to watch it, so...

LOST is about the characters. It was clear early on. And the writers made it explicit in the end. That's probably why I liked it.

Posted by: James at May 24, 2010 3:40 PM

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