They're the most well-known producers on TV. In a few months, they might also be the most-hated.
Fortunately, Lost show runners Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof seem to be aware that there's no way their iconic series will come to an end that satisfies every viewers.
They touched on that topic, and many others related to season six, in a recent interview. We've posted a few excerpts below...
Lindelof, on fan reaction to the finale: The one area we're in agreement is there will be a short-term reaction to the ending and then a legacy reaction that comes six months, a year down the road... What people take away from our finale is going to be based purely on that two-hour episode, but our hope is they'll be able to connect that experience to the six years that preceded it.
Cuse, on Jack and Locke: [They've] always been at the center of the show, that dilemma of faith vs. reason, and the conflict between those two characters has been there since the beginning. It's very exciting to bring that relationship to its conclusion, and we can't really be any less vague about that.
Lindelof, on the central series question: The only question that's ever mattered to us is what is going to happen to these people. What is the character resolution? That the audience feels like the characters had an arc -- a beginning, middle and end. And I'm satisfied with that. All the crazy island mythology stuff, we love it, but it's like terrorists attacking Jack Bauer - it's stuff that happens in order to tell cool character stories.
Cuse, on any Lost spoilers: We ended with Juliet pounding on this atomic warhead. There's Jack's prediction that the bomb will reset events and the plane will never crash. There's the possibility that it doesn't work. We want the audience to be pondering what is the consequence of Juliet hitting that bomb. Our cliffhangers are designed to frame the question that we want audience thinking about.