Two+ years after the final episode, my thoughts on Lost

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Not going to say anything specific, in case there are others like me who want to see this series but haven’t yet. Truthfully, the big ending isn’t that much of a surprise, but there are specifics that are cool to find out in the course of watching.

I don’t see what all the bitching and moaning was about when the series ended. It took a long ass time to get to the end – that I’d understand complaints about. But the ending pretty much made sense to me, given all that had come before in the story. Nothing came out of left field or should have been unexpected. All the major characters got what they had worked towards and needed to find.

Maybe it makes more sense when you watch it all together instead of waiting each week for a new show.

I do know that it causes many, many dreams about characters from the show when you watch it 5 nights a week and all day and evening on Sundays for weeks.

Overall, my review is 3 out of 4 stars. It was fairly well acted – excellently in some cases, had good characters, the story was pretty classical in origin, and the production value was pretty good. Deduction of one star for having to back burner characters in the last season to catch everyone up to the same point. I get why it had to be done. With every season potentially being the last one, they had to wrap things up at least partially every season. Which left some character story arcs pretty well done while others were still waiting to be filled out.

If you have a lot of time to kill, I’d recommend this series.

6 Responses to “Two+ years after the final episode, my thoughts on Lost”

  1. Andy says:

    I liked it an awful lot. And I watched it all day every day on Netflix like you did. Finished up sometime last year.

    The ending? Yeah, perfectly fine. It’s hard to write an ending to anything, and I think they did a good job with it.

    And possibly the best characteristic of the show/story/writing, is that while it was a fairly confusing thing to follow at times, it was never impossible to figure out what was going on. Some movies and shows seem to be enigmatic and absurd just for the sake of doing it, Lost kept it together enough.

    So yeah, loved it. By contrast, I started Battlestar Galactica last week, and I’m not nearly as impressed or hooked as I was by “Lost” by this point.

    • Nicole says:

      Took me about half a season to get hooked on BSG but I do think it is one if the better plotted stories on tv.

  2. Laura says:

    I never watched it! So, you’re saying I should, eh?

    • Nicole says:

      I’d think you might like it, yeah. If the gin & circus peanut comas don’t knock you out before the ends of episodes. ;)

  3. David says:

    *sigh* All epis, all seasons available for no extra cost to stream via Amazon Prime, but. . . I’d have to work myself up t watching, since I was never exactly grabbed by it in its first couple of seasons and it just fell off my radar after that. You say you think it’d be worth my time investment?

    • Nicole says:

      Dunno. You are pretty… Um… Discerning – yeah, that’s it- when it comes to writing so if it didn’t grab you initially (and it didn’t me either when it was on tv initially) you *might* find it more compelling being able to watch back to back.