Lost - "The End" 5/23 series finale (spoilers)

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  1. astrohip

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    http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/we-have-to-go-back-great-lost-scenes-2-years-later

    From Alan Sepinwall...

     
  2. tivoboyjr

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    Thanks for the link! That was great. I loved this show so much. Please disregard any negative comments I may have made above. :)
     
  3. sushikitten

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    This. Exactly.
     
  4. photoshopgrl

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    I'm rather shocked we haven't. He's attractive and a good actor and was on a mega hit show. You'd think he would have had scripts falling out of his pockets.

    I never went there but now I'm sad I had no close group of friends. The closest I've ever been with anyone I met online was my DMB folks that we still meet up at shows.

    Great!!!

    Now I think I need to find time to watch again. One of the few series I own the entire thing of.
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

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    I have this image of him lounging on a beach somewhere, drinking tequila and smoking joints rolled with $100 bills... :D
     
  6. photoshopgrl

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    Josh or Sawyer? :p
     
  7. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    To me, there is no difference.

    He'll have to have another memorable role or two under his belt before I can be bothered to distinguish.
     
  8. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

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    You have a point.
     
  9. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    He was good in a bit part at the beginning of the latest Mission Impossible movie as another IMF agent, and I dug him as Black Rider in the 2nd Community paintball ep. I would bet he's probably tired of 6 straight seasons of series work, and is taking a break. He was in the biz for a long time before breaking out, so he's probably used to living below his means.

    So yeah, he's probably up to what Rob suggested. :)
     
  10. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    Wish I had known you then. Would have been happy to invite you!! :)
     
  11. photoshopgrl

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    :up: :)
     
  12. gchance

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    Hah, you invited me, but I never did anything there. Interestingly enough, I did use tvtome.com, and loved it, but when it became tv.com all their javascript add-ons made it slow as hell, so I stopped using it.

    Greg
     
  13. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    That's why we moved to another site. Besides it was full of people that would just log on and say "that sucked" or "that was awesome" and not really discuss the episode.
     
  14. wprager

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    What we saw during S1-4 *was* important. Those experiences (Island time and flashbacks) had shaped them all into the people they became, and explained the decisions they all made. Many here were predicting that Hurley would become the eventual Island protector and, guess what -- he did. We predicted it because that's the path the character was on for all those seasons, and it led him - inexorably (I *liked* The Architect's speech) - to the events in the finale.
     
  15. Figaro

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    Last night, after several months, I completed re-watching the entire series courtesy of Amazon Prime video. I have to say I enjoyed the series much more this time. I think I am too impatient to watch serials over a long period of time. I remember watching the first two seasons on DVD and loving them ( though I could have done with a fewer Charlies is a drug addict flashbacks), but when we switched to watching it "real time" for season three I felt that the story started to drag.

    Watching it straight through though this time I really didn't feel the drag. There were certainly inconsistencies that bugged me but most of them were petty. However I do agree with a lot of the folks here, Rob H, in particular, about the direction season six took. The entire flash sideways thing just felt like a cop out/rip off. I just don't understand what they felt was the allure of that approach. While they had given themselves a lot of plot lines to resolve, I don't feel that they had written themselves into a corner. I just think they got tired and half assed the easy way out.

    Season 6 really was like a completely different show. I hope it wasn't just dismissive arrogance of the fanbase. I certainly got that impression from the Mother's line in "Across the Sea" of "Every answer I give will just lead to another question" Jacob and Barry just scream cop out to me with the simplistic lets just make it about good and evil and here you go.

    The finale was just, well lame. For me the finale is the end of Season 5. Juliet blowed it all up and everyone was fine. That leaves me with 5 seasons of some very compelling story telling and rightfully ignores the lame ending which was akin to a college kid on an all nighter just trying to wrap up his paper.
     
  16. Feb 1, 2013 #1436 of 1949
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    I believe the writers always intended the island to be purgatory and the stories to be stories of redemptions and 2nd chances, who fails and who succeeds

    I think that was their plan and they thought they could keep it a secret and make the big reveal in the end, "oh, they were always dead and the island was purgatory"

    but fans figured it out before the first season was over

    so the writes couldn't say, "yeah, you got us, you figured it out, they all died in the plane crash and the island is purgatory"

    they would take away the surprise, the "where is it all leading?"

    so the writers denied it and scrambled to come up with an alternate theme/plot

    but they could never get it going so they basically made it up as they went
     
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    Steveknj

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    I think your description of S6 is consistent with what most of us posted here. To me, it felt like a different show, and it completely made S1-5 feel irrelevant and unimportant to the whole scheme of things. That said, in context to the rest of the SEASON, I felt the ending wasn't that bad. In context to the whole series, not so much. I kind of agree, Juliet blowing up, almost makes more sense as the series finale to Lost 1.0 (the first 5 intertwining seasons) and the actual series ender is more like that of Lost 2.0. But it was what it was. There have been few series on TV that lead to true water cooler discussion (outside of these reality series). Lost was almost in a class by itself. While I'm disappointed in the last season, it's still one of my favorite TV shows of all time, and outside of perhaps Fringe, which just ended, the last must see the night of the episode series for me.
     
  18. Feb 1, 2013 #1438 of 1949
    betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    You said this almost how I was thinking it.

    I will only add that I was disappointed so much in season 6 as I was thinking I had turned on to another show that had the same characters in it. I still enjoyed it and the interplay between all the characters and that's what kept me going and happy. The only reason the end bothered me was because they said for so long it wasn't purgatory, and then it seemed like they caved and made it that so the fans were happy (or could say 'told you so'). The characters were so well written, and acted and interacted that to watch their development over the years was fun. Trying to solved the mysteries was not as important for me which is why I wasn't so bothered by season 6 I think.
     
  19. Feb 1, 2013 #1439 of 1949
    cmontyburns

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    But it wasn't purgatory. Everything that happened on the island occurred when the characters were alive. The very end, in the church, happened years later when they were all dead.
     
  20. Feb 1, 2013 #1440 of 1949
    betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    No, no I know that. I meant at the end. Sorry I wrote it wrong. At the end, it was like they tossed that in at the last minute sort of.
     

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