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    05-25-2010, 06:08 AM
  #1
Yearling
LOST [Warning: spoilers for those who haven't finished the show yet!]

So....those of you who got sucked into the show. What'd you think of the show and the ending? Comments, thoughts?

I must say when I first watched Lost I was one of those people who had heard both the good and bad about it, and decided to watch it determined to walk away with the 'this show sucks, I can't believe you all watch it!' outcome. Well..needless to say, I got stuck on it.

I literally finished the finale 10 minutes ago, and I don't know quite what to think. Can I just say when the plane took off I got goosebumps! I wish they answered more questions about the mysterious island stuff(magnetism, the light, the time travel, etc), but overall I didn't notice the ending in advance. Good show, just wish they didn't confuse the heck out of us, not answer what we wanted to know, and just end it. Although I will say, how they ended it was quite creative.
And I now I have nothing to watch!
     
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    05-25-2010, 04:25 PM
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I am so glad someone made this thread! I was planning on it if I didn't see one pop up.

First I'll start by how I got into Lost. When Season 1 was on I was at a friend's house and the show was on. I kind of started watching halfway through Episode 13: "Hearts & Minds" which, if you don't remember, is the episode where Locke drugs Boone and then Boone has that hallucination where Shannon gets eaten by the Monster.. so keeping in mind that that scene was the first thing I had ever seen of Lost I was like "wow, this show is stupid." and I turned it off. A year and a bit later, when Season 2 was ending a new friend of mine who was obsessed with the show bothered me over and over until finally I gave in and agreed to watch Season 1 and 2 on DVD with him. Well, by episode 3 I was HOOKED. I watched the two seasons in like a week and have watched it ever since.

As for the ending. I won't say I was disappointed, however I wasn't exactly impressed either. I was expecting a huge explosive ending that would give me some closure to the show, but instead they just kind of gave us a foofy, trying to make us cry ending instead of bringing it together. Throughout the 6 seasons I kept my faith in the show by believing that the writers had a way to explain all of the crazy, weird things that had happened (I mean, they came up with them, they had to have thought through explanations... or so I thought) but instead they just kind of... ignored all those crazy things that needed an explanation. Without them being explained the show as a whole seems sort of... wishy-washy. I'm not sure if I'm explaining myself completely here... what I mean is that if I were writing a show, and I expected my audience to believe these crazy things.. I would definitely have a reason for the things happening! I think an audience deserves at least that.

It felt like a season finale, not a series finale. I mean, they had way more exciting season finales!
     
    05-25-2010, 07:47 PM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Carleen    
I am so glad someone made this thread! I was planning on it if I didn't see one pop up.

First I'll start by how I got into Lost. When Season 1 was on I was at a friend's house and the show was on. I kind of started watching halfway through Episode 13: "Hearts & Minds" which, if you don't remember, is the episode where Locke drugs Boone and then Boone has that hallucination where Shannon gets eaten by the Monster.. so keeping in mind that that scene was the first thing I had ever seen of Lost I was like "wow, this show is stupid." and I turned it off. A year and a bit later, when Season 2 was ending a new friend of mine who was obsessed with the show bothered me over and over until finally I gave in and agreed to watch Season 1 and 2 on DVD with him. Well, by episode 3 I was HOOKED. I watched the two seasons in like a week and have watched it ever since.

As for the ending. I won't say I was disappointed, however I wasn't exactly impressed either. I was expecting a huge explosive ending that would give me some closure to the show, but instead they just kind of gave us a foofy, trying to make us cry ending instead of bringing it together. Throughout the 6 seasons I kept my faith in the show by believing that the writers had a way to explain all of the crazy, weird things that had happened (I mean, they came up with them, they had to have thought through explanations... or so I thought) but instead they just kind of... ignored all those crazy things that needed an explanation. Without them being explained the show as a whole seems sort of... wishy-washy. I'm not sure if I'm explaining myself completely here... what I mean is that if I were writing a show, and I expected my audience to believe these crazy things.. I would definitely have a reason for the things happening! I think an audience deserves at least that.

It felt like a season finale, not a series finale. I mean, they had way more exciting season finales!
Yeah I agree. I will admit towards the end it did make me cry. But I totally agree with you that the end really wasn't a 'show finale' ending. It left so many things unexplained. And I still am thinking about it trying to make sense of it. It seems like to me that they threw a whole bunch of crazy totally unexplainable plot twists over the course of the show, and just forgot about them. I heard that the box set of the seasons is going to have extra answers to the questions that they never explained, but I don't want to spend the 50$ or so to get the box set just to know why things happened!
     
    05-25-2010, 09:58 PM
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Oh I'm totally planning on getting the box set... it comes with 22 hours of never-before-seen extra footage!!

I've been reading a bunch of opinions and hypotheses about the finale and there are a lot of really neat ones to read. I found this website which has a bunch of "answers" (not approved by the producers/writers) and speculations as to what the finale meant - some of the stuff on there is really neat to read if you have the time.

It's inspired me to start really thinking through what I think it means. Maybe if I ever figure out what it means I'll type it out here.
     
    05-25-2010, 10:16 PM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Carleen    
Oh I'm totally planning on getting the box set... it comes with 22 hours of never-before-seen extra footage!!

I've been reading a bunch of opinions and hypotheses about the finale and there are a lot of really neat ones to read. I found this website which has a bunch of "answers" (not approved by the producers/writers) and speculations as to what the finale meant - some of the stuff on there is really neat to read if you have the time.

It's inspired me to start really thinking through what I think it means. Maybe if I ever figure out what it means I'll type it out here.
If it ever goes down in price I will get it, but right now I can't afford such a thing.

Yeah I've been reading around for others ideas and such on it too. It's really kinda cool to see what others might be thinking that you maybe didn't think of yourself.
     
    05-25-2010, 10:31 PM
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Yeah I am sure that Best Buy or somewhere will eventually put the set on sale, and I'll probably wait for then too.

I am reading a lot of people saying that the entire show was a dream/Jack's imagination/etc and I definitely do not agree with that. I think the events on the island happened for sure, and I agree (with my boyfriend, who said this to me) that the flash sideways was a place Jack created (perhaps using Jacob's powers, as he was dying) so that everyone could meet up and "move on" into the afterlife. I just need to figure out all the stuff that's inbetween. Sigh!
     
    05-25-2010, 11:04 PM
  #7
Yearling
Yeah, I don't agree with that either. It just doesn't fit with the storyline at all. But I'm pretty sure most people understand that the basis of the end of the show was the island was 'purgatory'(or something similar) and after they all 'die' on the island again, they go to 'heaven'(again, or something similar).

Here's some stuff I found about what was explained and what wasn't...not sure how much it helps really. There are still a lot of unanswered questions.

Did Lost Answer Questions?

(from the Lost and Gone Forever blog -- a list of "The Ten Big Questions" was compiled, and after the finale, the writer broke them down to see if they were answered to any degree of satisfaction)
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10. Juliet and the Jughead – ANSWERED. I thought we would get this reveal early in Season Six – but as it turns out, it took until the final moments of the series before we got the real answer – The Jughead simply caused the Incident, just like Miles had predicted. It didn’t create an alternate timeline, it didn’t change the past, it simply reinforced “whatever happened, happened” – just like I had hoped all along. (Note: It also seems that a side effect was the transportation of our Survivors from 1977 to 2007.)


9. Adam and Eve – ANSWERED. Adam and Eve = Anti-Jacob and The Woman. Was it anti-climatic? A little? Was it proof that the writers had this whole storyline planned from the start? Hell no. Was it a question that was answered? Yes.


8. The Island History – PARTIALLY ANSWERED. More than any other question, this is the one that I wish we got a little more answers to. Yes, we learned how the Black Rock arrived on the Island, who built the FDW, and the history of Richard Alpert… which actually were the three things I specifically mentioned regarding this question in my original post – but I’m greedy and still want more. I didn’t need to go any further back in time to learn about the Egyptians (which would have undoubtedly come across as ridiculous), but I would have liked a little better answer about why it was such a bad thing if the Island was destroyed and what would have happened if SmokeLocke had escaped the Island. Getting these two additional pieces of information would have gone a long way in justifying everything that happened on Lost, and helping us understand the importance of the final battles between SmokeLocke and our Survivors, since we would know the repercussions of losing that battle.

7. Good and Evil – ANSWERED. Even though the answer was… there is no answer. As I predicted, things stayed predictably “gray” throughout the final season. Even when the writers went so far as to make SmokeLocke the “bad guy” by killing off a number of fan-favorites, they turned around and made his character totally sympathetic in the next episode by revealing what made him the way he was. The only disappointment here is characters like Ben, who flipped back and forth from good to evil numerous times throughout the last few episodes on a whim.

6. Jacob and Anti-Jacob – ANSWERED. They were two brothers, born on the Island, who became the Protector and Security System for the Island after some heavy manipulation by previous Protector, “The Woman”.

5. The Others – UNANSWERED. Yes, we spent some time at the start of the season in the Temple… which was a huge disappointment. But we never learned much about the nature of the Others and their society on the Island. Were they continually getting instructions from Jacob via Alpert? Did they develop the rules of their society on their own? Were they truly “worshippers” of Jacob who were acting to protect the Island, or were they a group of people being tricked by Anti-Jacob via Ben all along? What was up with the kidnapping and costumes from the early seasons? The writers had plenty of opportunities to answer these questions every season, and every season they decided not to – which means they didn’t know, didn’t think it was important, or wanted to leave it intentionally ambiguous to let the Others be whatever we wanted them to be. Disappointing.

4. Fate vs. Destiny – ANSWERED. Jacob brought our Survivors to the Island to become candidates to replace him, because they were all individuals who needed the Island as much as the Island needed them. Although I still think it would have been cooler to find out that Jacob didn’t know much, and was retroactively evaluating his candidates based on who accidentally ended up on the Island, the body of evidence seems to point to the opposite – Jacob was a flawed individual who “pushed” characters in a way to bring them to the Island. He wasn’t perfect – his actions resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people over the years (at least), but he brought them to the Island. It wasn’t just a coincidence.

3. Smokey – ANSWERED. We didn’t get the “nuts and bolts” answer of what Smokey was made of, but most of us didn’t want that anyways. We learned that Smokey was SmokeLocke who was actually Anti-Jacob, who turned into Smokey after being thrown into the heart of the Island a long time ago. There are still unanswered questions about why the ash and pylons kept him out, why he killed some but not others, and other miscellaneous “rules” that would have been nice to find out – but we got the big answer.

2. The Funky Island Stuff – PARTIALLY ANSWERED. We got answers to the Numbers, Richard never aging, the Sickness and the Whispers… and a lot of people thought they were lacking. So maybe it’s for the better that we never got firm answers to the other items in this category, like the time travel, moving the Island, random appearing and disappearing of Others, etc. More than any other question, I’m okay with leaving some of this stuff unanswered. The Island is a mysterious place where magical things happen – to find out exactly why takes away some of the “magic” from the equation. But like most, it would have been nice to get a little closure to the Aaron / Walt storylines from the early seasons.

1. The Fate of the Survivors of Oceanic 815 – ANSWERED. The most important question of all, and one that was totally answered in the finale. In short, they die. We all die, eventually.

*Jack sacrifices himself to save the Island (and world?).
*Hurley becomes the new Jacob, Ben becomes the new Alpert.
*Alpert, Kate, Sawyer, Miles, Claire, and Frank escape the Island on Ajira 316 to live out the rest of their days in the “real world”.
*Sun, Jin, and Sayid die on the Island.
     
    05-27-2010, 03:16 PM
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The only disappointment here is characters like Ben, who flipped back and forth from good to evil numerous times throughout the last few episodes on a whim.
DISAGREE! Ben was absolutely my favourite character right from the time we figured out he wasn't actually Henry Gale.

But thanks for posting that!
     
    05-27-2010, 08:10 PM
  #9
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Carleen    
DISAGREE! Ben was absolutely my favourite character right from the time we figured out he wasn't actually Henry Gale.

But thanks for posting that!
I never understood Ben's motives...it was a bit wishy-washy, but then again, he was 'listening to the island' so that made it much more understandable.

I liked Hurley and Sawyer.
     
    05-28-2010, 12:03 AM
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I never really tried to figure out Ben's motives or anything like that, I just loved how he was portrayed as a terrible, evil person and then suddenly he was good.. but then he was bad! But then he was good! Haha, his character was just very conniving and interesting.

I liked how Hurley and Sawyer stayed true to their characters during the entire show. We saw a bit of Sawyer's soft side but it was more to explain his backstory than a change of character.

By then end of the show I really started to dislike Kate. To be honest, I was kind of hoping that she would die when she was shot... but... oh well. Haha.
     

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