@Richard September 8th, 2010 11:44 AM
The simply truth is that this was a series of unending puzzles to enhance the viewers, anticipating some eventual explanations.
It was in realty a show with great acting but no real storyline or plot. The intriguing questions and puzzles that created the interest were clearly just for that purpose, by authors without a clue of how to justify any explanation.
The "ending" was a cop-out by authors without a comprehensive story, leaving more questions than answers.
Were this a book or movie, none would be sold after the first critic revealed that there was no complete story, answers or ending. This was a commercial "series" rip off of public time and undeserved interest.
Lost was just a awesome series wch nevr be made again...its all the chracter touches the heart of everyone....and its emotional and meaningful finale also maks crazy to lots of viewrs..who enjoy the 100 haours of aventre, action,drama mystry... Just hats off to them who mks such a briliant series
As a "Lostie" I was a massssssssive fan of the show. Seasons 1-3 were just amazing pieces of ground-breaking television filled with some outstanding performances. However from season 4 onwards it seems to me that Lost has simply become "Lost". The writers have always claimed to know what their intentions were for the show and I really wonder if they knew what they were doing. The most intriguing aspect of Season 6 was the flash-sideways which we now know as the afterlife. The storyline on the island was weak. What really was going on? Yes, TMIB wanted to destory the island and leave but what was with the back-and-forth tug-of-war. One moment they were on the main island, the next they were on the hydra island it really left me wondering what was going on and felt as though they were stretching out elements of the Island storyline for the home run, ie The End. Lost was born on the mythical and mysteries elements and if I remember correctly a certain Mr J.J Abrams was adamant that this be the case. Thus leads me to to the Final season, we were lead to believe that we would get the answers we wanted and that everything would be resolved. As a huge fan I have to ask what exactly was solved? In the end they chose to give us answers to small meaningless thingssuch as the numbers, really? C'mon the show deserved better! Dont get me wrong if you were looking for emotion it was delivered in some style as each character went out in style, apart from TMIB, Terry O'Quinn's outstanding performances to date surely earned him the right to a fitting send off rather than being shot? After all he was supposed to be immortal.
i know you all wrote answers and stuff, but can annyone tell me what happened in the end? i mean what i didnt get is that the characters in the other life, are they real? that is they're themselves after they got of the island many years later, or was it an illusion..........btw i hated that Jack died, and how did he get off the hole when he was dying?
It was a great series and I really enjoyed the last episode. Was I the only one to see the meaning of why Vincent the dog (who has been absent the past 3-4 season) lays down with Jack as he's dying in the final scene? Vincent is a Dog, Dog spelled backward is God. Just a thought and wouldn't put it past JJ Abrams to have thought that symbolism through.
People need to remember it's just a tv show. I absolutely love LOST and just thought the ending was brillant. I felt it was an emotional roller coaster and I cried my eyes out. I just loved the way the characters all remembered with all of those flashing memories. I felt the show had built these amazing characters that we have all watched over the years and had grown to love. No matter how they ended it people were going to pull it apart. I have been re watching the show from the beginning just because I love it so much. There will never be a show quite like it. I miss you LOST!!! Especially Jack and Sawyer, fit!!!
I know these questions were posted awhile ago but.... Where did the statue Jacob lived in come from? Civilizations who were on the island prior to the events of the story. Remember how Jacobâ€™s mother mentioned how she was the only one left? Who was Jacobs step mother? Where did she come from? She was the guardian of the island before Jacob. An answer to this question falls into the, â€œchicken-or-the-eggâ€, scenario. There were always people being called to the island in an endless cycle. When they left the island the first time, was that real? Did they supposedly die when they returned? If so are there two baby Aarons now? The one Kate left with it's grandmother and the one in the sideways world? What about the Kwons' baby? Why isn't she with her parents like Aaron? Yes, it was real. No, they did not die when they returned. No, there are not two Aarons â€“ itâ€™s ultimately debatable if the one in the sideways world even exists. Aaron was an infant in the sideways world because thatâ€™s how Claire remembered him in the most important moment of her life (on the island). The sideways world was a place where they could all remember eachother because they all shared the journey of redeeming themselves as people on the island. The Kwons baby was ultimately not central to their lives seeing how they never got to raise it and died shortly after it was born. Seeing their daughterâ€™s picture on the monitor at the hospital was enough because it gave them the feeling that she was safe. Aaron, meanwhile, was the opposite â€“ he was essentially what drove Claireâ€™s life. What happened to Walt and his dad? Is Walt living in the real world? We last saw him there? Walt got off the island and lived elsewhere. The most important time of his life was not on the island and he probably got his own sideways world when he died. Michaelâ€™s stuck on the island as a ghost and canâ€™t move on. Why is Penny with them? She was never on the island? How did she die? Penny was an integral part of Desmondâ€™s life. Everyone dies someday â€“ the same question can be asked about Kate, Sawyer, and everyone else who got away. Who the heck were Widmore and Elouise? I donâ€™t understand the question. Widmore is Pennyâ€™s father and Eloise is Danielâ€™s mother. If everyone is dead, who is the new Jacob on the island? Someone else that Hurley called there. Itâ€™s not essential to the plot. Why does the island have so many mystical powers? Did they end up on the island after they died? Did they dies in the original crash? Was everything imagined from the first episode onwards? The island is a place that maintains the balance between good and evil in humanity. One of the main themes of Lost is, â€œare you a good person, or are you a bad person?â€ The island keeps all the evil inside and acts as a place for the characters to redeem themselves for the sins theyâ€™ve made in their lives. Itâ€™s a special place â€“ asking why it has mystical powers is like asking where the magic in Harry Potter came from. No, they were to the sideways world when they died and they did NOT die in the plane crash. Everything happened. Listen to Christian Shepherd talk at the end of the episode.
Thanks to everyone for their comments as the last show was confusing. I fell in love with the show when the polar bears came on. As a dedicated sci fi/fantasy reader, I find it hard to watch TV and movies, because they are about 40 years behind the print material. This show was good! It gave me a lot of pleasure. The ending was sappy. The characters were so complex, with both good and evil in their souls, and the ending was so simplistic. Oh well, Stephen King's Gunslinger series and The Prisoner had unsatisfactory endings, too. And so did Tess of the D'ubervilles. I have always believed that author(s) had the right to end their own stories, but I think I'll change my mind and create my own.
I have been a massive fan of Lost ever since the first episode. However, it seemed clear that the show was losing it's way from season 4 onwards, with way to many twists and turns and fantastic unanswered and even ananswerable questions showing up on almost every show. But I kept watching in the hope that the writers were actually much cleverer than us all and had come up with some way to explain what this was all about that us mere mortals (the viewers) could not have thought up for ourselves.
I agree that the end of the show was just an after thought, a rushed decision hiding behind the cheap facade of a tear jerker character based story line. But this wasn't what Lost was about.
In my opinion none of my questions were answered. The invented new characters and new places on the island and new storylines just as a means to an end, none of them linked to the past seasons.
Where did the statue Jacob lived in come from?
Who was Jacobs step mother? Where did she come from?
When they left the island the first time, was that real? Did they supposedly die when they returned? If so are there two baby Aarons now? The one Kate left with it's grandmother and the one in the sideways world? What about the Kwons' baby? Why isn't she with her parents like Aaron?
What happened to Walt and his dad? Is Walt living in the real world? We last saw him there?
Why is Penny with them? She was never on the island? How did she die?
Who the heck were Widmore and Elouise?
If everyone is dead, who is the new Jacob on the island?
Why does the island have so many mystical powers? Did they end up on the island after they died? Did they dies in the original crash? Was everything imagined from the first episode onwards?
And many many more? ....
It's just a cheap cop out. I actually feel offended by this ending. It's like the writers think we will swallow anything. This show had such a loyal fan base, constantly trying to work out what was going on, trying to find the answers. I think we all deserved better than this.
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