I Watched every episode of LOST. Got caught up in all the mysteries of earlier seasons. Did a ridiculous amount of internet searching for lil clues, participated in forums, fell for the marketing ploys and ABC.com tomfoolery over the last few years. I didn’t thuroughly leave the series satisfied – like many of you.
These last 2 seasons only ended up answering questions with more questions. While I agree with everyone that the show was a character piece with well arced characters that all find peace in the end, there was this amazing aspect of the show in earlier seasons that really got lost (haha, see what I did there?) in the latter seasons. The physical universe these characters were struggling to survive in played just as big a role – if not a bigger – in my attraction to the show. Dharma, the Island, plane crashes, boat crashes, ghosts, monsters, bears, hatches, bunkers, stations, electromagnetism, time travel, and so on.
I didn’t like that the finale focused on the ethereal answers, and not the direct ones. An example: “The Island is like a cork stopping The Bad from escaping”. While answering the question, IT DOESN’T FUCKING ANSWER THE QUESTION. Does the island move through time or space? How? How’d the bomb influence it? What is “The Bad” and how would it seap into our reality? Is our reality REAL? GAH!
There are so many unanswered questions about events that occurred on the show, that I think this video sums up my feelings nicely. My problem is that you can’t throw a plot device into a show only to get people to ask questions then never answer them. That’s just irresponsible writing. If you want to try and enlighten me, feel free to do so. My comment section is open to every and all!