Friday, May 30, 2008

Lost Season Finale

Super vague spoiler: I always suspected it was X in the blank, but a couple of episodes made me think it was Y... should’ve stayed with X...

Ever wondered how Mr. Rourke was able to do the things he did on “Fantasy Island”? Nope. You just accepted it and watched special guest stars learn some important lesson each week. I don’t know if J.J. Abrams & Co. knew from the begining or came up with it as the series progressed, but that’s basically what we have here. The island has magical properties. Period. Is it Atlantis, Lemuria, tied to the Bermuda Triangle? Doesn’t matter. Same thing goes for all those incredible coincidences, Smokey the monster and giant statues with six toes. They only exist as means to an end. Think of “Lost” as a really, really long “Twilight Zone” episode. The show is about the obsessive lengths characters will go to protect/control/understand this wondrous thing that defies reason. I don’t think the end game of the series finale is to whip out a sentient UFO -- or giant spider -- and go, ‘Ah Ha!’ but to come up with the most satisfying arcs for the main characters. This might tick off some folks but it’s pretty clever writing. Great finale. Wise scribes, I tip my hat to thee...

2 comments:

Q said...

I enjoyed the finale as well.. too bad we have to wait until January 2009 for the show to return...

screamwriter said...

I'm guessing they'll throw fans a bone like a graphic novel or video game.

I hope the folks at "Heroes" were paying attention.

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