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 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 9:21 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Finally got around to watching this turkey.

The first 3 or 4 seasons were pretty good.

But then, it literally seemed like the writers were the ones who were lost, having no idea of where they were going, and maybe even having a hard time remembering the details of what transpired (as in "Dark Shadows," which I love, incidentally).

By season 6, it had turned into a giant maudlin Hollywood snoozefest, with the over-the-top music and the stupid light shining from the armpit of the island.

And the first two things they teach you in creative writing 101: Don't make it a dream, and don't make them all dead.

Even the actors got confused along the way, from what I've read.

Can't say I'm upset, though. I had no emotional attachment to any of the characters.

I'm glad this turkey is out of my life. I will never revisit it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 9:27 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Finally got around to watching this turkey.

The first 3 or 4 seasons were pretty good.

But then, it literally seemed like the writers were the ones who were lost, having no idea of where they were going, and maybe even having a hard time remembering the details of what transpired (as in "Dark Shadows," which I love, incidentally).

By season 6, it had turned into a giant maudlin Hollywood snoozefest, with the over-the-top music and the stupid light shining from the armpit of the island.

And the first two things they teach you in creative writing 101: Don't make it a dream, and don't make them all dead.

Even the actors got confused along the way, from what I've read.

Can't say I'm upset, though. I had no emotional attachment to any of the characters.

I'm glad this turkey is out of my life. I will never revisit it.


And that's why it sucked for you.

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 9:29 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Oh, well. Perhaps the writing is better in other J.J. Abrams projects.

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 9:30 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Oh, for fuck's sake...THEY WERE NOT DEAD THE WHOLE TIME. I can't believe it's three years later, and people still think this.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2013 - 9:30 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

I thought the first two seasons were fantastic.....then LOST went off the cliff of being comprehensible. I never missed a single episode, but when a series has to resort to constant pre-episodes which try to explain the previous episode to the audience, you know you're in trouble.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 1:39 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I saw Lost in one run last year and enjoyed most of it aside from the final episode which was a total letdown. Not in the outcome, but just in execution. It's not a bad series but at times it did go over the top and you could tell there was no masterplan, just figure it out as we go along. But the characters are lovable and the whole setting etc. very entertaining.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)



And that's why it sucked for you.


Well, I did think that Locke, Ben, and Said were compelling characters, but the rest seemed wooden.

Also, it was nice hearing that Mama Cass tune blasting out of the speakers.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Oh, for fuck's sake...THEY WERE NOT DEAD THE WHOLE TIME. I can't believe it's three years later, and people still think this.

EXACTLY. Anyone unable to pay attention to a story line doesn't need to watch the story anyway.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I can't believe it's three years later, and people still think this.

It's TWO DAYS later for me, as I stated.

And I never said dead 'the whole time."

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

You alluded to the series in your comment about "don't make it a dream" and "don't make them all dead".

It wasn't. They weren't. Not for five whole seasons.

Only in the last season did they go there...and it was poetry.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

You alluded to the series in your comment about "don't make it a dream" and "don't make them all dead".



Yes, but I never said dead "the whole time," as another poster suggested I did.

And the ending was far from poetry. It was pure soap-opera sentimentality and kitsch.

And let's leave the ending alone: The show started to lose its way around Season 5. Again, I'm convinced that the writers had no idea where this was going.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 11:25 AM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

Lost was a series that I got pulled into for about 1.5 seasons... then was surprised later that it was still on TV and they were still running around the island, though it seemed to have evolved into some sort of parallel past/present world on the 'mainland' as well. I thought some of the Myst-like ideas (gizmos in bunkers) was interesting for awhile, then less so. When I saw most of the finale I felt no remorse for the episodes I missed. It did live up to its name... aka 'truth in packaging'.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I caught a few episodes. Never joined the religion. I didn't think it was badly made or anything, I just thought it was a premise that never received a completely thought-out plot. As time went on it seemed like the writers didn't have a clear idea of where they were taking the story and just started throwing in everything but the kitchen sink.

I dunno. I admit it could be just me. I know people that based their whole weekly social calendar around the show. That and "The Amazing Race".

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I thought the first two seasons were fantastic.....then LOST went off the cliff of being comprehensible. I never missed a single episode, but when a series has to resort to constant pre-episodes which try to explain the previous episode to the audience, you know you're in trouble.

Yup, I thought the first two seasons were superb, & then it started to get silly, then ridiculous, & then it started to dawn on me that all these mysteries were not going to be answered. And then it got really daft, time travel, were they really dead? Did anyone care by now? I know it has its fans (Ron), & they can carry on enjoying the box set, but happily it's a fading memory for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 2:38 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

But that Mama Cass tune seriously rocks, doesn't it?

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

"Lost" was pure magic for me, one of my all-time favorite TV series. I loved the cast, the characters, the unique island location for its entire duration, the storylines and ideas and its ambitious scope. This never changes for me, even as I have revisited the series on DVD. Its doesn't matter that its reach exceeded its grasp, it was always engaging for me personally, all the way up until the end. Characters' journeys and experiences resonated with me and plus, it was scored in a fashion distinctive for today's television.

I don't understand how someone can state they enjoyed the initial 3-4 seasons and then declare that it "sucks". Really? You like over 50% of the series, but have decided all of it is terrible? Way to throw out the baby with the bathwater and Lord help your kid when he gets one poor grade in school amidst many stellar grades. Guess you'll tell them they suck too.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Can anyone provide a list of recurring "mysteries" from Lost that were not explained eventually? I'm honestly curious. And people who bailed on the show early on or only skimmed it don't count. I'd estimate that at least 75% of the dangling plot threads were explained by the end of the series, and the rest...well, most of it is just nitpicky bullshit.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Way to throw out the baby with the bathwater and Lord help your kid when he gets one poor grade in school amidst many stellar grades. Guess you'll tell them they suck too.

These speculations sour in the sun.
I have no daughter; I desire none.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

The first two seasons where damn good and the layers and reveals where pretty good.

Season three however was where things seemed to be getting REALLY big in scope and PERSONALLY, my expectations where now really high!

The rest of the series however after that just lost me and I got mad at some of the reveals [like Said's love and how this totally undermines his actions and demeanor throughout and the same goes for Jack and all his "reveals"].

Then time-travel happened and it completely went to hell for me along with the introduction of characters that almost seemed to be tailor made for their own spin offs.

I too was let down by the finale because while it fit some of the show, it didn't actually deliver the pay off that everything else was building up to and I felt very cheated by leaving things unanswered ESPECIALLY the BIG things were built upon all season[s].

I'm not a guy that needs all the things answered but if you create enough mystery on things that carry over from season to season you have to give a pay off of some sorts.

Its one of the few shows I saw and then don't ever wish to revisit or tell someone to also watch. I gave my DVDs to OUT THE CLOSET and was done with it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

Can anyone provide a list of recurring "mysteries" from Lost that were not explained eventually? I'm honestly curious. And people who bailed on the show early on or only skimmed it don't count. I'd estimate that at least 75% of the dangling plot threads were explained by the end of the series, and the rest...well, most of it is just nitpicky bullshit.

Walt

The Smoke Monster

The Cabin

The Statues

All these things were given pivotal screen time and were pretty damn cool until they were just dropped or not all that important.

Part of me doesn't even care that they weren't answered but more than anything is the fact that it seemed the writers were building things and then either made it up as they went along or made these detours on purpose to keep the show going.

AND NO, I DON'T COUNT THAT EPILOGUE AS AN ANSWER

[[ It wasn't aired and it almost seemed like FUCK YOU to fans who didn't spend money on it and to those who did it was a FUCK YOU we just slapped up so many answers so quick that it makes those "mysteries" feel all the more stupid and silly ]]

Anyone else also hate the constant changes to hair length?

 
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