So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodnight

Monday, May 24, 2010
If you haven't watched the series finale of LOST yet, I suggest you arm yourself with a jumbo pack of Kleenex. You're going to need it. Simply amazing. I cried throughout the entire thing and it was 2.5 hours long. Beautiful, poignant, moving. It didn't answer anything and yet solved everything. I am sad to see them go but it had to come to an end. Unlike so many other series in the past, its creators knew when the time had come and gave us an ending that will undoubtedly go down in the TV history books as one of the best ever. Congratulations to the cast, crew and creators for giving audiences one of the best programs ever - at times completely relatable and yet so utterly unbelievable, it was easy to see why it has such a loyal following. I will definately be rewatching from the beginning once I get my DVD's back from my coworkers.


However, I'm still bummed that the only character to NOT make a reappearance was *SPOILER* ... Mr. Eko.


Wandering Coyote said...

It was definitely a tear jerker, wasn't it? Yeah, I was satisfied with the ending in the end, but I was expecting a disaster. Still a lot of stuff I wish they had resolved, and a few frustrating holes I wish they could have filled, but yeah, it was a good ending and I am sorry to see it go. Well, it is one less show I am invested in now, so perhaps that's a good thing. I am slowly whittling down the shows I watch regularly, so it's good for me that I have one less to have on my schedule every week!

Captain Karen said...

My problem is that I have nothing to watch now except for Big Bang Theory and that doesn't have the "must watch" factor that Lost did. I wonder what the new television season will have to offer us.

Wandering Coyote said...

Well, ongoing shows I am still invested in are:

Cold Case
Stargate Universe
The Office
Law & Order: SVU

I also watch Survivor and The Tudors. I'm not sure I want to get into ANYTHING new!

Candy Minx said...

I agree with you...what a show. I also cried for most of the 2.5 hours. I was a total wreck. As much as I loved Sawyer...I was crazy about jack shepard. In fact, years ago when the pilot was advertised I watched the show mainly because Matthew Fox was in it...not knowing hardly any of the other actors. (I was a huge fan of "Party Of Five" back in the day).

I thought the series wrapped up all the outstanding questions. I was actually impressed how they played out the mysteries of the island, character story arcs and yet allowed the power of Myth to remain poetic. Wanting scientific explanations of LOST is like wanting to know why the hobbits were after rings. Sure...we don't have rings in "the real world" but in literature narratives we accept the premise of quest...and LOST had the same elements of Myth. We don't have the vocabulary to dissect Myth it isn't intellectual, it's emotional, spiritual and works on our inner self rather than the ego.

Yet...the writers answered our questions about the characters, what the island is, what the smoke monster was, why those people were the "candidates" etc etc. yet...the writers didn't try to intellectualize the Myths of the brothers, the light in the cave...just like Tolkien didn't intellectualize how a hobbit is small or what middle earth is logically or the ring quest.

I LOVE "Big Bang Theory"..makes me laugh and smile all Monday nights...I also love "How I Met Your Mother"...sometimes I have tears running down my face from laughing so hard at those two shows.

I am always amazed at how much imaginationa nd talent there is out there...when a favourite show ends...i always wonder if I'll ever get into another one...and then next thing you know...someone creates a great new tv show or movie. It's amazing...humans just keep on coming up with great stories and music and art! Crazy animals!


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