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Lost: They Had A Plan (or, Not So Much)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Rob Helmerichs, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. philw1776

    philw1776 Active Member

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    See prior post
     
  2. Johnny Dancing

    Johnny Dancing Closet Rebel

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    I loved Lost. One of my favorite shows ever and I enjoyed every minute of the ride. I plan on buying the deluxe BD set one day when I am not busy and will watch it over 3 or 4 months. Not sure when that will be but I look forward to a re-watch over a short period of time.
     
  3. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I've been saying that for years now, and I've started twice and never got past halfway through S1. It's not that I don't want to rewatch, but I just don't have the time. Even in the summer, I find things to watch and with Netflix, I have been exploring series that I never had time for before (or in channels I didn't sub to).
     
  4. Johnny Dancing

    Johnny Dancing Closet Rebel

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    While summering at the beach house would be the perfect time. :)

    The problem now is I use my empty time on vacation to work. Damn Interwebs.
     
  5. mr.unnatural

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    Ellicott...
    If you understood everything that was going on from the very beginning right up to the last episode then you're a very special person indeed. Most of the people I talked to ended up getting lost (pun intended :D) somewhere around the 4th season, IIRC.

    For me, most shows that are really well done have always stuck with me to where I can usually recall most of the episodes at a later point in time, or at least the key facts about the storyline and the characters. Lost is but a fading memory and I can't even recall most of what I saw on that show. I just remember what a disappointment it turned out to be because I had such high hopes for it to be much better.

    Again, YMMV. ;)
     
  6. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I think I honestly understood the majority of what was explained on the show. Where it went terribly wrong is when ALL that stuff I had figured out over the years. The purpose of Dharma, why The Others were there, even why Jack felt he had to go back, was quickly washed away with that scene at the end of S5 where Jacob and the MIB were talking. At that scene NONE of made any more sense.
     
  7. mr.unnatural

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    Ellicott...
    Exactly. ;) I wouldn't have had a problem if the storyline was coherent. Problem was, you'd get to a point where you thought you had things figured out and the writers would say, "Let's do this and really screw with their heads." I'd be watching and then go "WTF? What just happened?" I think they were running out of rational ideas and had to find creative ways to get the audience coming back just to see what was going on.

    It left me far less than satisfied to find out I was watching a show about dead people and that everything they experienced wasn't real. The show was basically a 5-year dream sequence that had no real direction or purpose other than to generate ratings. I felt a bit betrayed in the end. I think they would have been better off leaving things open and let the audience draw their own conclusions rather than the lame ending they conjured up.
     
  8. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    WTF are you talking about? Are you sure you're talking about LOST? Who was dead?
     
  9. uncdrew

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    Is there a site that has LOST FAQs? I would love to read more about:

    1. What was the Island?
    2. Where was the Island?
    3. What was the smoke?
    4. What was the 4-toed statue?


    That kind of thing.
     
  10. wprager

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    The only beefs I have with Lost are the Niki/Paolo episode and the horrible job Allison Janney did with her Latin (actually I kinda hated that whole episode and wasn't that crazy about Ricardo's backstory, either). OK, and John and Yoko took up way too much time (double the dialog just because he didn't like to speak English).

    Anyhow, lots of minor beefs, but no issue with the major ones.
     
  11. wprager

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    Must be a troll. I didn't think you could get an account here if you still thought they were all dead.
     
  12. Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, they were at one point. In LA, in the last season.

    I guess if you knew that and didn't think about it too much, you could get confused...
     
  13. wprager

    wprager Active Member

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    Yes, the "not" Purgatory.
     
  14. philw1776

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    Yes. The writers made the previous years' developments mostly irrelevant with Season 6. That's why my Blu-Ray discs sit unopened.
     
  15. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

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    Nobody should ever have a plan that voids real life events.

    If they had followed some sort of plan, the character of Ben would have been gone in a couple of episodes, instead of being one of the best things about the show in the last 4 years.

    -smak-
     
  16. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    They were alive the entire time they were alive.:D And everything they did was real, not a dream. They were dead in the Flash-Sideways, but alive the rest of the time. Island, flashback, flashforward.
     
  17. javabird

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    The plan was for Ben to go early in the season. There was such an overwhelming fan response to Ben, they decided to keep him around.
     
  18. mr.unnatural

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    Ellicott...
    From the Lost Wikipedia for season six:

    I took the ending to imply that everyone on the island was actually dead and that there were no survivors. I may have drawn the wrong conclusion, but my wife reached the same one that I did. By the end of the series I was "Lost." The thread title says it all. ;)

    Try google. There are tons of website that talk about Lost and the things you listed, as well as just about every other spect of the show.
     
  19. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I think Hurley and Ben were NOT dead and were the caretakers of the Island. Everyone else was dead.
     
  20. mr.unnatural

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    Ellicott...
    The fact that you say you think this is the case indicates you're not sure, making you just as confused as the rest of us. There are just too many things left open to interpretation to draw solid conclusions. I'm pretty sure the writers intended it to be that way just to stir up controversy.
     

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