Friday, May 28, 2010

Lost in the shuffle

So, for the last 5 years I've been a big fan of the TV show Lost, (caught Season 1 via torrent), and have always enjoyed the interesting adventures of the survivors of Oceanic 815. Toward the end of season 2 and start of season 3, it felt like the show was kind of stalling, and it turns out they were, until the producers were able to convince ABC to set an end date for the show, so that they could tell a true story, with a beginning, middle, and end, rather than having to extend the show out indefinitely forever until people got tired of watching it. And then at that point, it seemed like the show started to give answers to some of the questions viewers had had, and started to move toward...something. Some kind of ending.

Anyway, this week, the show ended, and I have to say I was pretty disappointed. For those who haven't watched the show, I won't try to spoil too much, but I'll just say that while the finale as a single episode was great, for the show to end that way and leave so many things unresolved makes me feel a little cheated. I hoped that at least a significant portion of the storylines that were brought up in the first two seasons would see some kind of resolution, and while a couple of them did, there were many that were abandoned. So that was kind of a bummer. I think that if I were to go back and rewatch the show now, I'd be pretty disappointed, knowing in advance how many of the interesting things that happened would never be explained.

Anyway... going to St. George for the holiday weekend. Excited for some warm weather.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought the finale was great, but I thought they wasted a lot of season 6 (only the on-the-island parts) just having groups move from island to island, etc. when they could have used some of it to answer questions.