Not that it was EVER as bad as the press would lead you to believe, but LOST is getting a series finale set in stone and I couldn’t be happier.
I’m all for it. The episodes anyhow (48 more!) just not the seasons structure (3 x 16? Why not 2 x 24? Oh yeah, more upfronts).
Convergence Culture has some insider-y stuff, but mostly just a lame comment. If you’re watching out of deference to your own ego and time management the door is over there (not to a hatch). Don’t let it hit your ass on the way out.
And I’m sorry to sound so bitter about something I LOVE (yes, love) so much, but there it is. I’m not rational about LOST, except during recaps.
Listen, you either want shows like this to exist and find large audiences or you want answer like some whiny little baby and you’re better off watching Heroes.
And that’s not a slag against Heroes, but I think they’re fundamentally different propositions. Heroes is a little more pulp-y and more of a traditional chapter-divided linear narrative. LOST is something else, something more sci-fi and more dramatic.
*My Opinion* Lost may be a little less believable in it’s concept but it pulls of an air of believability that is far greater than Heroes because of style and concept. *My Opinion*
Anyhow, I’m happy for Abrams/Cuse/Lindelof. I wanted them to know when they could end this thing.
I think we’re in for more than just some gimmick or “gotcha” but a true 360 degree experience, more like the web game/Lost Experience of last Summer than something so trite as Purgatory.
I think we’ll see a great conclusion/season finale this year that might bring us nearly full circle to all those nagging Season 1 era questions, but still leave us 48 episodes away from getting off the island and saving the world (take that, cheerleader!).
As a bonus link to all my rant-y nonsense, here’s a supposedly spoiler-iffic video regarding this season’s finale and the discovery of Oceanic Flight 815. I think it’s a good (not great) fan video but what do I know.
One more day!