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post #20971 of 21026
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Originally Posted by philw1776 View Post

Just skip to the end episodes of Season 5 and then watch Season 6. The last season's episodes take a totally orthogonal direction that makes nearly everything in preceding seasons irrelevant.
Not as if that was the first time they'd done that. Season 3 promptly killed off all the characters introduced in season 2, making it largely irrelevant.
post #20972 of 21026
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

Not as if that was the first time they'd done that. Season 3 promptly killed off all the characters introduced in season 2, making it largely irrelevant.
Well, those were just the tailies. It's like firing your special teams... wink.gif

Now, killing off Nicki and Paulo....that was tragic... biggrin.gif
post #20973 of 21026
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

Well, those were just the tailies. It's like firing your special teams... wink.gif
Now, killing off Nicki and Paulo....that was tragic... biggrin.gif

You, sir, owe me a drink. mad.gif
After reading that post, my carefully concocted Saturday night martini exited through my nose. tongue.gif
post #20974 of 21026
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

You, sir, owe me a drink. mad.gif
After reading that post, my carefully concocted Saturday night martini exited through my nose. tongue.gif

It's been my experience that that's the only way a martini tastes like anything other than lighter fluid.

It cleans the sinuses, too....as long as the olive (or onion) doesn't go through it (that requires a hospital visit)... wink.gif
post #20975 of 21026
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Originally Posted by antneye View Post

I understand why some people didn't like the ending but I felt it was well done.

+1. I don't understand all the hate about the Lost ending. After all they went through, it seemed rather logical. And I tend to like unanswered questions too, so...

It has been said that the ending of Lost was emotionally satisfying, but intellectually very UNsatisfying. I agree with this assessment completely. I really, REALLY wanted an intellectually satisfying ending--never got it.frown.gif It was a great ride though, well worth the trip! biggrin.gif
post #20976 of 21026
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

It has been said that the ending of Lost was emotionally satisfying, but intellectually very UNsatisfying. I agree with this assessment completely. I really, REALLY wanted an intellectually satisfying ending--never got it.frown.gif It was a great ride though, well worth the trip! biggrin.gif

Well said. I won't repeat my criticisms of the final season but will add that I really did like the whole "Reunion in LA" aspect of after years of following the intriguing characters we got to see them reunited, including all those who'd perished. At the time of viewing I thought there was a sic-fi alternate universe thingy going on.
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Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

It has been said that the ending of Lost was emotionally satisfying, but intellectually very UNsatisfying. I agree with this assessment completely. I really, REALLY wanted an intellectually satisfying ending--never got it.frown.gif It was a great ride though, well worth the trip! biggrin.gif
I think really that's what it came down to for me.

We had all this weird stuff happen that they somehow gave very ordinary and plausible explanations to everything (time travel aside, though one could say it's always possible it could happen and we just don't know how yet). They hid all these puzzles and Easter eggs for us to find and discuss, like the numbers - then dismissed them as unimportant. Then at the end, they tried to eek those numbers back in with them representing the characters, but that made less sense than simply calling it a cool coincidence.

It all seemed to be building up to this big showdown between the Losties and some super secret evil corporation that was trying to harness the unique properties of the island for some sort of evil plan. We had not one, but two major evil characters angling to get what they wanted with the Jack and the gang in the middle. It had this truly sinister backstory woven in, with experimentation on multiple levels (including behavorial studies on the people who thought they were doing a study, yet their reports went to a big pile outside the bunker) and even mass murder.

Even the Jacob character made sense in the scope of the time travel aspect as a character caught just outside of time, like some temporal ghost.

Then, all the bad guys got their nuts cut off and Jacob ended up being this actively passive character that I'm surprised wasn't shown being nailed to a cross - yet suddenly he was the man. The smoke monster went from something awesome (potentially a nanobot security system) to a character apparently designed to remind Jacob of Mom's wine-making hobby.

With all that, it seems like the ending cheated by going after the tissue box instead of the slide rule.

They may as well have had Jack rescue some orphans from a burning school, then get hugs all around.
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^^^ +1. Dude, that was an awesome summery. Agree with every point. You are hereby forgiven for the nose thing.
post #20979 of 21026
Martini neti pot? Sounds like a Dharma thing.biggrin.gif
post #20980 of 21026
Lost fans have to check out this '16 bit tribute'...Absolutely classic! http://blastr.com/2013/01/16-bit-tribute-to-lost-is.php
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Originally Posted by derek View Post

Lost fans have to check out this '16 bit tribute'...Absolutely classic! http://blastr.com/2013/01/16-bit-tribute-to-lost-is.php
They should do that for "The Walking Dead".

In season 2, they could try to find Carl....who is never in the house where he belongs...
post #20982 of 21026
This has probably ben posted before, but I just learned about it yesterday. Lost in chronological order.
http://www.chronologicallylost.com/
post #20983 of 21026
Me and the kiddies are half way through S2 at this point. It is practically impossible to stop watching once you get going.
post #20984 of 21026
Well we got through the entire series in about 3 months, and both kids and my wife all loved every minute of it including the finale. Interestingly enough, my wife initially didn't like the finale when we watched it during the original airing, but upon this re-watch with the kids she loved it.

No complaints other than the fact that i have to deal with Lost withdrawal all over again.
post #20985 of 21026
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Originally Posted by jakestir View Post

This has probably ben posted before, but I just learned about it yesterday. Lost in chronological order.
http://www.chronologicallylost.com/

I would love to be able to watch all of that. But its about 85 hours worth, I don't know that I want to devote that much time to a show I still have some disappointed feelings about... but it seems novel, and maybe I would gain some newfound appreciation for the show.
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I used to come to AVS all the time during the LOST years. The Breaking Bad finale brought me back so that Lindelof article is timely.
post #20988 of 21026
Lindelof needs to get over himself. He wrote it the way he wanted that's fine just don't expect everyone else to love it. I have problems with the entire last season not just the last episode.
post #20989 of 21026
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Originally Posted by acebreathe View Post

Lindelof needs to get over himself. He wrote it the way he wanted that's fine just don't expect everyone else to love it. I have problems with the entire last season not just the last episode.

I don't even remember what happened at the end, only that I was sick of it. They were all dead right?

Funny,because I remember abrams and lindelof explicitly stated early on that they were not dead and not in some kind of purgatory.

I think Lost shows that people like puzzles and complications so if you make sonerthing convoluted enough they will confuse it for something smart and profound.
post #20990 of 21026
Did he learn how he should've ended his own show? T'was the best show ever for 5 1/16 seasons. The 1/16 obviously being Ab Erterno.

But who really cares what DL thinks at this point?
post #20991 of 21026
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Originally Posted by rezzy View Post

Did he learn how he should've ended his own show? T'was the best show ever for 5 1/16 seasons. The 1/16 obviously being Ab Erterno.

But who really cares what DL thinks at this point?

True. He's been crying crocodile tears all the way to the bank since the show ended.

I swear, I could have written a far more satisfying finale - heck, final season - than Lindelof & Co. did. They didn't have to go the way they went after all the pseudo-sciencey stuff they carefully set up during the 5 previous seasons. Why they went the magical, glowy-cave, purgatory route will always be one of the biggest mysteries in TV history. Right up there with St. Elsewhere's "snowglobe" finale & Bobby Ewing's shower scene which negated an entire season of 'Dallas'.

He could have been considered in the same league as Vince Gilligan undoubtedly will now. But, like you said, it doesn't really matter considering his resume post-LOST. Hollywood is a strange and fascinating place.
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Originally Posted by barth2k View Post

I don't even remember what happened at the end, only that I was sick of it. They were all dead right?

Funny,because I remember abrams and lindelof explicitly stated early on that they were not dead and not in some kind of purgatory.

I think Lost shows that people like puzzles and complications so if you make sonerthing convoluted enough they will confuse it for something smart and profound.

Not to defend the execrable ending but what they had said was true.
They said that while on the Island the people were NOT dead and NOT in Purgatory. They were alive.
Season 6 in LA took place well after everyone had lived out their lives and had died. They were in some form of Limbo awaiting passing on. And they did. The End.

I don't have a problem with the LA "sideways/limbo" world as much as the season 6 focus on Jacob and his brother rendered the previous 5 seasons story lines moot and irrelevant.
post #20993 of 21026
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Originally Posted by acebreathe View Post

Lindelof needs to get over himself. He wrote it the way he wanted that's fine just don't expect everyone else to love it. I have problems with the entire last season not just the last episode.

He turned an article about Breaking Bad into an article about Lost. I don't think he's planning on getting over himself anytime soon.
post #20994 of 21026
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

He turned an article about Breaking Bad into an article about Lost. I don't think he's planning on getting over himself anytime soon.

I'd cut him some slack. He continues to be slagged for conclusion of Lost. The very fact that he was asked to comment on the ending of Breaking Bad was a wink and a nudge. He used it to congratulate Breaking Bad on a great finale, as well as telegraphed to his detractors that he would move on from giving a two wits about what others felt about the Lost finale.

I've seen other interviews with him, and he is a very intelligent and well spoken guy, apart from being a damn good writer.
post #20995 of 21026
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Originally Posted by raaj View Post

I've seen other interviews with him, and he is a very intelligent and well spoken guy, apart from being a damn good writer.

I also blame him for Prometheus (ugh, so disappointed), Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z, and Cowboys and Aliens (unbelievably bad). He gets a pass on the first Star Trek (which was awesome), but he also doesn't have a writing credit on that film.
post #20996 of 21026
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But who really cares what DL thinks at this point?

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Lindelof needs to get over himself.

Not to be mean, but the people here need to get over themselves. Lost ended three years ago. To continue to be emotionally outraged over a FICTIONAL TV shows last season or ending seems a bit excessive, and that is putting it kindly. tongue.gif

From the mouth of Ferris Bueller, “You’re still here? It’s over. Go home. Go.”

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post #20997 of 21026
maybe their still LOST.
post #20998 of 21026
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

I also blame him for Prometheus (ugh, so disappointed), Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z, and Cowboys and Aliens (unbelievably bad). He gets a pass on the first Star Trek (which was awesome), but he also doesn't have a writing credit on that film.

Ah, so now I know why Prometheus, et. el. was such a train wreck. Guy is way too full of himself.
post #20999 of 21026
No way, he may have laughed all the way to the bank but he needs to be hounded to his grave.

He could produce a half dozen shows of the quality of The Sopranos or Breaking Bad but he should be always reminded of the fraud he was with Lost.
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Originally Posted by Aliens View Post


Not to be mean, but the people here need to get over themselves. Lost ended three years ago. To continue to be emotionally outraged over a FICTIONAL TV shows last season or ending seems a bit excessive, and that is putting it kindly. tongue.gif

Well, I generally don't think about the ending of Lost, so I'm not really "emotionally outraged". The only time I am reminded of it is when someone brings it up. It's just that he keeps writing these articles (this is by no means the first or last one he's written on the subject) and they keep getting posted in threads I read. If anyone keeps bringing it up, it's him.
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