Monday, May 24, 2010

Goodbye LOST!

***Disclaimer: No big spoilers here, but read at your own risk.***

I haven't had time to fully process it all and I want to watch a few scenes again (including the 3 alternate endings) but here's just a concise post about my initial thoughts.

After 6 years, Lost was the one show I hated to see end but couldn't wait for the finale at the same time.

Ultimately, I'm satisfied with the way things ended up. No, all of my questions about the Island weren't answered, but the show wasn't really about the Island as much as the people on it.

And despite the Titanic-esque ending, it was fulfilling to see the finality of their lives and not left with that sense of "life goes on" which is insanely irritating. Remember the Friends finale? The writers wanted it to be a "life goes on" feeling but they are really saying "life goes on without you!"

Ultimately, I'm going to have to take Christian Sheppard's advice and realize that it's time to "move on".

That all being said, I still love Lost! I love to discuss, debate, ask and answer questions. So, if you have a thought, observation, or question make sure to leave a comment!

13 comments:

Jen said...

I am glad that the ending made you happy. I never got into Lost so I totally feel felt out.

Kmama said...

We are like 2 seasons behind. Now that it's over, I really want to get caught up so I can just watch all in a row. I'm hoping that will help to make more sense!!

Brandi said...

I was happy-ish with the ending. I really loved when they all remembered each other throughout the show, and the ending was ok. A lot of it still doesn't make sense, though. The ending didn't quite connect the dots on everything that happened over the last 6 years. But, I was bracing myself for disappointment in case it ended completely crappy, so I'm ok with how it ended. :)

Kelli said...

Well...I'm with you in that I was sad to see it go but also anxious to get all of the answers. But, I was disappointed in the lack of answers. If they had answered questions all along this season I would have been OK with the finale but there are so many things unanswered. It is still a great show.

Lyr said...

Haha.. Good post. I think I'm still processing this whole thing. Moving on sounds good... but there are still sooooo many questions!

Kat said...

I have never seen the show. Not even one episode. All the talk definitely makes me want to rent the seasons though. Hmmm.

blueviolet said...

I'm afraid I was over on NBC watching The Celebrity Apprentice!

Jenny said...

I love LOST! I'm so sad to see it over, but I loved the finale, and I loved watching everyone remember. I'm still kind of wondering how they chose the ones that ended up at the church at the end. Most of them were all the characters from the very beginning, but Michael and Walt weren't there, and then Juliet was there who wasn't part of the beginning and wasn't even on the plane, and Libby was there and was the only one from the tail section. I guess I just expected there to be a lot more people in the church actually than what was there. I need to go watch the alternate endings now though. I almost forgot about that.

Pam said...

Still trying to figure out the ending....still LOST! Yes, everyone has to move on, but at what given point did they all die that got them to the point of having to move on? I figure that come next yr. I will be totally LOST on Tuesday night with not having it to watch.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I'm starting to understand the ending a little more, but when it first went off I was kind of mad! There are just so many things that they never explained...who were the people that lived in the temple, and what do the numbers mean, and why are some people in the church and other aren't! I just wish they would have explained more things...

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Did you watch Jimmy Kimmel on Sun night? I did - it was awesome too.

And, i never saw the 3 alternate endings. when was that on?!?!?!

I was watching GMA on Monday morning and they said... I guess the whole entire show was about them all being in purgatory, trying to "win" their way out and remembering relationships they've had over their lifetimes? That explanation confuses me even more! But I think Michael wasn't at the church at the end because he was still on the island, trapped there, "whispering" to people on the island...

This is way too sci-fi-ish for me.

Amy - AKA - TigerMommie said...

Oh, Lost.......how I loved you so....
I guess I could say I was fairly content with the ending.....but not completely satisfied....
I need to watch the alternative endings, haven't seen them yet.
I didn't expect to have all of the questions answered, but still sort of feeling like that wrapped it up too quickly.......
All in all...yes...I believe it is time to move on........lol...

Emmy said...

Yes complelty agree, a bitter sweet thing that it is over. I liked the ending too. My mother-in-law sobbed and sobbed at the ending. I didn't react quite as strongly. :)