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@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 wa
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 Jacob’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, “chicken-or-the-egg”, 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 – it’s ultimately debatable if the one in the sideways world even exists. Aaron was an infant in the sideways world because tha
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 s
lost is a show about questions! if none of you realized that by now, then sucks to be you!!
I can appreciate that the finale could be too abstract for some. For me, the finale was the perfect ending to the perfect show. Maybe the point was to leave us with questions, it has been weeks since the finale and I still am coming to new realizations about the show. The writers might have intended on leaving us with so many questions since what is beyond death is a question no human can answer. I recommend enjoying the beauty of your own interpretation.
I wasn't raised in a church but by my Buddhist parents, it could have ended on a landfill and the ending would be just as beautiful. Yes, the show did touch on not only christian beliefs but Buddhist as well and overall it touch on the theme of loving regardless. Regardless of what you have done, what a person has done, or what a smoke monster has done. We are a species that requires the help of one another to survive, so why wouldn't it make sense in the afterlife?
I can appreciate that the finale could be too abstract for some. For me, the finale was the perfect ending to the perfect show. Maybe the point was to leave us with questions, it has been weeks since the finale and I still am coming to new realizations about the show. The writer might have intended on leaving us with so many questions since what is beyond death is a question no human can answer. I recommend enjoying the beauty of your own interpretation.
I wasn't raised in a church but by my Buddhist parents, it could have ended on a landfill and the ending would be just as beautiful. Yes, the show did touch on not only christian beliefs but Buddhist as well and overall it touch on the theme of loving regardless. Regardless of what you have done, a person has done, or what a smoke monster has done. We are a species that requires the help of one another to survive, so why wouldn't make sense in the afterlife?
A Church Ending movie !!!
Just remember some stupid wondered character such as John Lock's Father saying :" we are all dead, can't you see?" or maybe in a world between life and death !!!
This was the worst Ending possible for the show satisfying for some ultra relegious people who were telling us the same all the way long. I just can't undrestand why !? were they so sick of it that they just had to finish it somehow?
and maybe thats why we got a 2.5 hours nonestop ending with too many holes in the story.
- Becomming Jacobe was as easy as drinking some water and after that the new jacobe wouldn't feel anything different !!!
so what was all those miracelouse things Jacobe did? giving Richard
ethernal life, inviting people to the iceland, having too many freaky tools, ...
- what was really the black smoke? why it didn't happened to jack when he went down there?
- Was Jacobe's Mother a Sick Mental delusional Bi** who killed their mother just to keep them out of regular people?
well, the past 5 seasons were really fantastic with mystery everywhere but the final episode of the final season ruined evrything...
Yes, I know it's about the characters... but guess what, those characters asked tons of questions during the show and found really few answers... we deserve more than that ? honestly the ending was like a bad joke.
Let me know please if anyone share my opignion. I'm extremely disappointed !!
My husband and I finally watched the last Lost last nite. The past two years I have been disgusted with the show and only watched in because of my husband. I finally had to watch the end because I had watched from the beginning and it sucked with a capital S !!! They were dead? They were alive? They were sideways? THEY didn't really answer anything or tie up loose ends. Now I would like to have a "THANK GOD THE SHOW HAS ENDED" party. The writers in the beginning were onto something which intrigued us but I guess they got "lost" through the seasons because it was awful. They should be ashamed of what they did to us viewers and we should be ashamed for sticking around. Just my opinion and you are all welcome to comment.
I fall in the middle of satisfaction with the Lost finale. As many have said, it had deep emotional impact, but it lacked the scope of climatic battle with the power of light versus dark, Jack versus the 'Smoke Monster/Flocke/Man in Black" ~ not just middle age man fights nearly senior citizen. As others have noted, the show could end a number of ways, and not everybody would be happy with the one way chosen. I could accept most of the unanswered questions of past seasons, but I expected something more epic of the battle and seeing in the whole world some effect of what smokey leaving would do, to give weight to the consequences. Having made smokey more 'sympathetic' with Across the Sea just made his human life seem less evil and maybe less a danger than 'ever so clever' Jacob made it out to be.
Overall, I enjoyed the series, and yes, the last season and finale take it down a small notch for me. I have my legitimate reservations about when or if I'll rewatch the show, but if it
Also I think that because they had done flash -backs, and flash-forwards, the felt that they needed to have a flash something else and this was the best they thought of as a fan I think that they could have come up with something more filling and they didn't even show what happened to the rest of the world when the light on the island was extinguished. I believe we all thought that this light had some significance to the world as a whole and the island had some significants but as we see at the end it doesn't and the writer made everything before the last season meaningless.
If the were going to do this ending they should have done three seasons or four and ended it with everyone dyeing and meeting up. I believe this would have made more sense and would have felt better to the viewers.
I would just like to say that I think the ending of Lost was an add on. There was no real thought put into it and there where no questions answered i.e.
1) Why did Hurly, Desmond, Walt, and Miles, (and maybe some other characters) have power?
2) What the heck was the island.
3) Why did the man in black change into the black smoke.
4) When Juliet say's that what they had done had "Worked" she was wrong I guess because they are still on and it never changed a thing.
5) What happened to the Kate, sawyer and the rest when they left the island? And what did Hugo and and ben accomplish together?
I think that the writers were on a deadline to close the show and they took the easy way out because they had nowhere else to go with the story at the time.
The ending would have even mad more sense if they had let everyone die on the island and then they all met up in their so called purgatory and then they all went to an afterlife together. Or they could have simply explained that the isla
What about baby in the church?
This review makes some very good points, but the show as a whole was fantastic - there is no denying. There was only so many ways that the show could end because of how many questions given and answers wanted - and the one that they chose was the easiest ( I know it's lazy. But it would take a long time of study to come up with something else) I must admit, I was a little disappointed by how some of it went - like why did Bernard and Rose get Desmond out of the well and how the hell did they know he was there. It just felt strained, like they only chose them to get him out of the well because the writers wanted to include them in the storyline but didn't know how. I was not overjoyed with the Kate and Jack / Sawyer and Juliet thing. It just didn't feel special or whatever. Kate and Jack? They left that one way too long that I ended up not caring and then being quite annoyed at it. The only thing I have to say about Sawyer and Juliet was it just didn't set any emotion. I KIND OF LIKE @E
An emotionally charged but wholly unsatisfying ending.
The writers were unabashedly lazy given that most of the episodes in Season Six contained filler and barely revealed anything of substance. What a shameful way to end a potentially epic TV series. It will go down in history as a spectacular failure.
JJ Abrams should have his ass kicked for allowing those two hackjob producers to RUIN this great show.
So, I think that people need to give this finale a break and look at the entire series as a whole. The show, on all levels, is brilliant. Brilliant story, brilliant acting, brilliant writing. So what if the last episode did not satisfy demands, it answered the questions that needed to be answered, the ones that weren't answered are not important to the show as a whole. Sure there were some gaps and wholes, but in the end, I look back and see this show as an epic story and an epic drama that needs to be rewatched.
I feel that, even if the episode was a little anti climatic with the events that occured on the island, it was more than emotionally rewarding, with one of the better send offs of a show i have seen. so what that some mysteries were not answered, it only makes the show more interesting, with more depth. the finale was never going to please everyone, and was more and likely cause more moans than cheers, but hasnt that been LOST from the start.
The Sideways happens for me were the highlight of this season, and as in seasons before the character Desmond was one of the highlights also.
I am happy with there ending, and content with the fact that i will never know why somethings happened in the show.
maybe, they left so many questions unanswered so they can make a movie and make even more money!
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