i dont care anymore.. this show is stupid
Why did I feel cheated and greatly disappointed with the ending?
In some occasions you come across some novel movie or show, that you find particularly attracting for some reason.
Then as the story moves forward you tune your expectations based on your previous experience from previous things you read/watched.
And then at the end you feel more or less satisfied depending on the expectations set.
If you are lucky you probably have already read/watched some novel/movie/tv show/comic which has attracted you a lot for some reason, for which you have set high expectations and for which the ending has completely satisfied you in all the possible ways the story was being developed.
From my previous experiences when I started to watch Lost I thought it had the potential to become one of the best sci-fi/fantasy/mystery tv-shows ever but in the end, looking at the overall picture it wasn't worth watching past the 3rd season (but just to know where the polar bears where coming from).
As reader/watcher I expect not to be lied by the author, it's a sign of respect for the me and all the audience. And I think they lied to me.
The way I've always been told stories is the following, if you make me look in some direction and for an extended period of time I expect that in that direction there is something worth watching or else you to tell me why you made me look in that direction. Lost made me look to many many directions but in the end it told me that only one of them was important, when while looking the show you could have never guessed that they would just forget about everything else in the end. If I read a book and the author creates many plots lines that are very convoluted but at the end not all the plot lines can be resolved I feel disappointed but it's alright, since I only lost four or five nights reading the book. But if I was reading a book that took me forty days to read and at the end I could just have skipped most of it, I'd feel outraged.
This said I've never found any story where the plot lines set don't conclude in some way or another (unless in those books where the less important part is the ending like, e.g. the castle by Kafka).
What happened with Lost? very nice emotional ending where all the characters you've been following remember each other, but after all it's an "it was all a dream" we don't care if we set a show where the people was attracted by all the mystery and infinite possibilities set, we won't tell you why everything happened, or where it led to (talking about all the plot lines that where not you (*)live and then you don't die alone), and also you could have skipped 4/5 of it and you wouldn't have missed the point we wanted to make (*). Even though after season 3 I could see that they were making new mysteries and plot lines that they would never explain you, I was following the story to at least now the basics why's of the show. None of that was given.
I feel betrayed and lied by the authors. You make a tv-show where you spend most of your time focusing on something and then you end it without telling me why you focused on that (since there was nothing interesting on its own there).
Overall I'd rate the show with a 3/10 for it's disrespect of the viewers, too lengthy, poor story development, and too many lies.
It can't be a good ride if at the end the car crashes because they sold it to you without brakes nor anything that works, even though if you tell me that you enjoyed the trip I'll always be angry with the seller for selling me such a scam (lost) with which I also had an accident (really really bad story development towards the end), which I also had to pay (time).
I waited until 5/29 to see the ending because of the botched finale broadcast in the Cleveland area.
I agree that while the flash-sideways was an emotional ride at the end, it ultimately wasn't a good way to tell the story. But I give them points for at least making it emotional.
I think that I've enjoyed the journey much more than the destination, but because I've enjoyed the journey so much I'm willing to just shrug at the finale and still say that I had fun watching the series. Lost will always be one of my favorite television shows even if the finale wasn't perfect.
The ending with Jack's eye closing was fitting even if it was expected. Thank you, Lost, for a fun ride even if that ride came to an abrupt and disorienting stop. I might just get back in line and watch it all again.
I never missed an episode, I watched many of them several times.
I wanted answers as per the article (even Dharma and Walt). I wanted the science explained, the statue, the island - those were the parts that fascinated me.
The writers said that it wasn't purgatory, it wasn't limbo - the 'special waiting room' was a cheesy easy ending to give 'closure'. I'd like to know to whom because, apart from the reviewers, no one I know liked it.
I feel cheated - my only hope is a spinoff with Hurley and Ben where the mysteries will be explained (including the destinations of Jacob and the MIB).
Did anyone consider that perhaps we are all in a "sideways world" right now, and the TV show is an attempt to open our eyes so we can "move on"??
So I finished Dan Browns - The Lost Symbol last night...
To an amazing discovery a paragraph in the book stated the importance and relevance of the ISLAND.
Quote: "Like Jacobs Ladder, the Winding Staircase was a symbol of the pathway to heaven..the journey of man toward God..the connection between the earthly and spiritual realms. Its steps represented the virtues of the mind"
I'll let you make the connection between the two..
I had been watching the first season again during season six. I just feel that the plan at first was to have the Island be purgatory.The flashbacks showing more and more connections between the characters until Christin tells them it is "the place they created and blah blah"...Jacks eye closes... white light.
They even could have worked in Jacob, and D.I. or the others being there(think of the purge),the reason no babies could be born, Walt being so special (maybe he was in a coma or something),Hurley and Libby knowing each other from "real life",and so many other mysteries.... but to tell us it wasn't purgatory because everybody figured it out and then create a last minute "flash sideways purgatory" is a real letdown. Hell, they even could have gone the do-over ending of the crappy LOST video game and I would have been more pleased than last minute sideways purgatory.
It was a good ride, but that sideways ending feels like an insult.
At the end of the day, it was a total cop out...Damon Lindelof is one of the most arrogant people i've ever had to listen to...the two of them got really annoyed when people's reaction to this season was negative...I'm sorry, but when you refuse to divulge half the mysteries that you created to keep everyone intrigued all this time, some are going to be pi55ed off!! Having said that, I did enjoy the finale for the most part...I thought the ending was very touching...however, it's easy to be touched by such an ending because most Lost fans have been emotionally attached to all of our characters...that's why the ending is a cop out even though i enjoyed it...because Cuse and Lindelof know the majority of their fans are obsessive about Lost, and such an ending - the teary farewells, hugs, "letting go" - caters for those who prefer the emotional aspects of the show...I personally wasn't too bothered by mysteries not all getting answered...because, some of the answers they gave us this season were atrocious...the whispers, Dogen's cryptic rubbish about good and evil was as embarrassing as the show ever got, that smokey was once human etc...the stuff with Smokey doesn't all add up either...the producers said after "The Candidate" that there was no ambiguity...smokey is evil incarnate and must be stopped...then, in the following episode, they frame the episode in a way that makes us feel sorry for MIB!! Was the MIB Smokey or not? Was 'Mother' always the smoke monster? I'm fine with that being left open to interpretation but they seem to be saying that is where Smokey was created...it was lame...the thing that has annoyed me most is the misuse of certain characters...think of Ben, Desmond, Sayid being criminally underused or, in Sayid's case, reduced to a walking Zombie!! Shocking way to treat such a great character...the producers taking the line of "That's just the nature of the show" when they don't want to answer the mysteries is the biggest cop out for me.
This horribly, unimaginative ending has left a bitter taste in my mouth after watching a series that started off so strong and has had some very entertaining moments through the years. Really? There was a literal cork? MIB is not really horribly evil in a Hitler-kind-of-way but just pissed about being trapped on the island? The whole flash sideways thing is inane: dead souls trying to reconnect with each other? Please. Next time, I hope Cuse and Lindeloff get their story together--that means an coherent ending as well as a thrilling beginning--before they launch a new show. But, after this debacle, I probably won't be watching anything they do.
I'm still not sure if Jacob and MIB were supposed to be Good vs Evil or just deeply disturbed demi-gods with relative morals.
Jacob supposedly brought people to the Island to show Fake-Locke that people were inherently good and for sake of progress.
Why then after bringing Dharma Initiative to the Island did Jacob have his special group of people led by Richard Gas them and toss their corpses in a mass grave. So much for the hands-off approach.
Perhaps he believed more like his Foster-Mother who said that Man was essentially evil and would misuse the glowing light, did not want Her kids to associate with them, and then she slaughtered the whole lot of those group that MIB associated with.
Maybe they discovered the Dharma Group to be 'infected' with evil like Jacob's Temple Acolytes had discovered about Sayid and Clair via inquisition type torture. Makes you wonder if this is supposed to be the Infection and Quarantine they keep talking about earlier in the series, but then what's the vaccine for, an anti-evil vaccine?
I really don't seen much difference in approach between Jacob, MIB and CrazyMama.
Plus, even if you ignore the direct slaughters, as long as he is bringing people to the island just to perturb the Smoke Monster who is immortal and likes to slaughter them as soon as they arrive (Just think about the greeting the people on the BlackRock got on arrival. I can imagine they wouldn't want to shake Jacob's hand) then he has to take some responsibility for their death.
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