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

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  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    I tried. This was among my all time favorite shows until they changed the whole story on my during the last season. It probably still ranks up there for me (kind of like the last season of Seinfeld was mostly weak, but still among my all time favs on the whole), but that change in arc just killed the ride for me.
     
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    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    At least you didn't change it to Red Sox <ducks>
     
  3. Mikeguy

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    I did as well, but I never had been a "Lost" fanatic and even--gasp--had missed some episodes, esp. as the show seemed to get less-believable even for "Lost." I wonder if that's a reason why I found the ending logical and even satisfying/enjoyable.
    Sorry to possibly blow your theory: S/Y. But then, I often think that science and faith are reconcilable--possibly comes from years of "Star Trek" episodes where Captain X and his/her crew are seen as gods, or terraform a planet. And can't faith simply be science we don't understand, yet (or think we do--explain to me why gravity works)?
     
  4. wprager

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    S/Y here, too.

    While I want a fan of the Two Brothers season, I don't see any way how the finale of the season (or two) before invalidated the first 4 or 5. It was all about the journey for these characters, even if there were a couple "supreme beings" trying to pull the strings (they were far from supreme and you could argue only MIB tried to pull the strings). Their journey was still real. And very, very enjoyable.
     
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  5. Mikeguy

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    I realize that I need to re-watch the series. But I just don't know that I have the patience for so many episodes . . . .
     
  6. astrohip

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    Yes, happy.
     
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    S/Y as well, but I did have a falling out with the show around season 2 or so when I realized that they weren’t going to adequately answer (m)any of the questions that were raised. I hate watched for about a season or so, but then began to really enjoy it for what it was without expecting any deeper meaning or plan.
     
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    I'll answer that I'm somewhat in the middle on the first one, and felt somewhat meh on the second one.

    For me LOST was about trying to understand what was going on with the mysteries of the Island. I recall having an epic fight with someone on the Usenet over parsing the producer's words, "There is no time travel". I turned out to be right on that one. :D I wanted to know more about all of the various stations on the Island and how they worked. I was always looking for ways to make the Island more SciFi/fantasy, whereas I know other viewers looking to make it less SciFi/fantasy. I spent a lot of time, for example, trying to understand what kind of barrier would prevent people from leaving the Island. Other viewers felt there was no barrier.

    My biggest gripe is that I wanted better explanations about the the mysteries of the Island, and in the end I felt the producers pretty much punted on that. The producers said all along that it was more about the characters than the story but dammit man you still gotta have a cohesive story.

    I wanted more Dharma, less Jacob.
     
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  9. wprager

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    Skip the Niki/Paolo ones, the Mother and Richard back stories (never really grabbed me) and probably most of the Jacob/MIB ones (why did they never give him a name?)
     
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  10. gweempose

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    Science / Yes

    I loved the show from start to finish and had no problem with the finale whatsoever, but this was before I would go on forums like this to dissect every aspect of a show. I was a member of TCF back then, but I mostly limited my postings to the technical threads. I have a feeling I wouldn't have enjoyed Lost quite as much if I had been reading all these threads during the show's original run. While it is super fun talking to others and trying to figure out the mysteries of a complex show like this, I honestly think it somewhat diminishes the overall impact the show has.
     
  11. Steveknj

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    I think discussing it here often enhanced my enjoyment of the show. There were lots of things I didn't notice or think about that was brought up here. In fact, for me anyway, this was the first show that I thought became an internet discussion sensation (other than MAYBE The Sopranos).
     
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    Totally agree. I loved LOST, but my love of the show was greatly enhanced by participating in the threads here at TCF. I wasn't involved in all the various other online discussions of the show, but I felt like the members of TCF had tentacles out into all those various groups, so that if any interesting theory or revelation was brought up, it always made its way here to TCF. That allowed us all to discuss the show and all the various aspects and fan theories without needing to wade into the dreck of most online forums populated by uneducated idiots.

    As for the other question, I don't think the science/faith question is really a binary choice. I see no reason someone can't be a person of faith and also believe in science. I remember liking the finale, but being pissed that it meant many aspects of the final season (such as The Temple) were completely pointless. It made me realize that the producers probably had the final church/ascension scene in mind all along, but had no plan how to get there, which is why the last couple seasons seemed to meander and never really had any cohesive plot progression.
     
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    Fair enough, and in the case of Lost, I may very well have enjoyed it more if I was involved in the discussions here. It's hard to say. What I do know is that I kind of wish I hadn't followed the Westworld threads so closely. Like Lost, Westworld is a complex show that spawned all sorts of speculation and theories from its fans. Some of that speculation turned out to be correct, and it kind of spoiled certain elements of the plot for me.
     
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    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    I would agree about Westworld. I can't read more than a page or two of the stuff here before I just lose interest.
     
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    That’s kind of what I’m trying to get at too. One I stopped doing just that and let each ep just wash over me, I enjoyed things even more!


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    Today marks the tenth anniversary of the finale of Lost. Coming just days after the one year anniversary of Game of Thrones, both shows that left an indelible mark on TV history, and both with oft-debated endings. Love it, like it, hate it, or some combination of all, there is no denying Lost was a hell of a ride.
     
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    WOW. A whole decade. Good times. I miss these threads.
     
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    I think I'll watch it tonight. All 6 seasons of Lost are now available for free on iMDBtv.
     
  20. astrohip

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    I still have it on my TiVo.
     
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