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Lost -- The Final Season!
Topic by: Cinenaut
Posted: November 20, 2009 - 8:40 PM PST
Last Reply: June 17, 2010 - 9:12 AM PDT

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author topic: Lost -- The Final Season!
Cinenaut
post #21  on April 14, 2010 - 5:03 PM PDT  
I know what you mean about the answers. So much could be cleared up by a simple question or two. On the other hand, this show is all about the mysteries, and they are doling out the answers at a pretty rapid pace now.

Desmond is definitely a highlight right now. This last episode really worked up to a fever pitch, with the demented Willy Wonka samples in the preview for next week.

It really seems like Jack is being primed for Jacob's spot, but who can say how it will go?

I'm not sure how many episodes are left. Five?



> On April 14, 2010 - 2:55 PM PDT troublemaker wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Anyone else a little annoyed by those moments where they become close to telling you something and then promptly turn the other way? A few weeks ago it happened when Widmore was going to tell Sawyer why he was there and for what purpose. This week it happened when Richard was going on about "Jacob told me what the island is." And no one cared to have him continue and elaborate?!
>
> Gah!!
>
> How many more episodes do we have left in the season? I'm glad Desmond finally showed up, I feel like things have started to at least pick up momentum with his arrival. Especially, I'd say, the parallel storylines have gotten more interesting, with him seemingly consciously intervening.
>
> Anyone thinking Jack's recent behavioral transformation might lead him to end up as a Jacob's successor? From someone who was constantly intervening to have his way to a more backseat mentality relying on faith in others?
> ---------------------------------

Cinenaut
post #22  on April 22, 2010 - 9:32 AM PDT  
No "Lost" next week! Waaah!

Only four more episodes to go.

I thought this was a good episode. All the pieces are coming into place. It's kind of shocking when they give long awaited answers now. A lot of them have felt a bit anti-climatic to me, like the numbers, but I suppose that's unavoidable to some extent. Lindelof and Cuse say they've given us all they're going to give us on things like the numbers, because they've got bigger fish to fry. That doesn't bother me too much as long as the central thrust of the show comes to a satisfying conclusion.
troublemaker
post #23  on April 26, 2010 - 8:17 PM PDT  
I agree, it does make me laugh how they'll matter-of-factly talk about some of the long-heralded mysteries of the show. Regardless, I'm just glad they're coming about.

So wait, is there no new Lost tomorrow night?!
Cinenaut
post #24  on April 27, 2010 - 8:23 AM PDT  
That's right, they are apparently repeating the Richard episode (Ab Aeterno.)

Bummer! But maybe it's a good thing to have a break, since there are only four episodes left.
Cinenaut
post #25  on May 5, 2010 - 4:52 PM PDT  
Episode: "The Candidate"

The smoke is really hitting the fan in this one.

Seeing Hurley break up and cry was strangely affecting.

Is Frank Lapidus really gone for good? That was an abrupt ending for him.

Now I'm even more interested in seeing how the alternate time line resolves itself.
Cinenaut
post #26  on May 5, 2010 - 4:53 PM PDT  
Oh, and... an extra half-hour has been added to the finale, bringing it to 2 1/2 hours. Woo hoo!
Cinenaut
post #27  on May 28, 2010 - 2:04 PM PDT  
I really enjoyed the big finale, although I have to say that the resolution of the sideways universe was way too sappy for me. I can see that the writers wanted to have a good emotional dénouement for people like Juliet and Sun and Jin, and it was an excuse to throw in some clips from early on to tug at our heart strings... but the universal Unitarian church and the white light was a bit much.

It was fun seeing Richard and Frank pop up again during the course of the finale, and I was quite pleased with the idea of Hurley's reign. I read that the complete series DVD release will have a short epilogue giving an inkling of what Hurley and Ben would be up to.

Overall, I'm glad I stuck with the show for six years. I know there are plenty of loose ends and red herrings flopping in the breeze, but I really like shows that mess with your expectations. Lost would have probably been even better if they'd known it was a six year stint from the beginning.

troublemaker
post #28  on June 15, 2010 - 9:26 PM PDT  
It took me a bit of time to reflect and decide. I fully agree with you Cinenaut, I wouldn't give up this overall experience and am glad I embarked on it. Truly was one of the more enjoyable television-viewing experiences I've had. And also, I do agree it would've been best had they known from the get-go the 6-seasons the series would run, but alas, such is the nature of the entertainment industry.

I always had an inkling the show would finish on a character-note than an expository-note, but while I found the finale to be acceptable -- I couldn't help but feel somewhat cheated in the arrangement/pace of this final season. It being the last season, I think we devoted fans were far more forgiving throughout it, even despite the sloppiness. And still, while I wouldn't give up the Lost experience I had, I can't help but feel in season 6, they somewhat did more harm to the Lost mythos than good -- all the while only explaining a few things and rather poorly at that.
Cinenaut
post #29  on June 17, 2010 - 9:12 AM PDT  
Yeah, I see what you're saying about the last season. It did seem a bit rushed. After setting everything up for five seasons, it seemed like the writers just shoved the characters into place for the end of the show. I wonder how it plays if a person were to watch the whole series all the way through without all those commercials?
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