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wounded
05-24-2010, 11:54 AM
i for one loved it.

yeah we didn't get all the answers we wanted, but i got enough to piece together the importance of the island. overall i thought it was an excellent way to end the series for the characters. looking back this season was pretty flawed, as was the series at times, but i loved last nights episode

Order 66
05-24-2010, 12:08 PM
Is this a PC game?

Luke's Wall
05-24-2010, 01:01 PM
I can't believe how horribly they fucked that show up.

Astur
05-24-2010, 01:11 PM
The island/reality part was ok. The other stuff fucking sucked.

Debaser
05-24-2010, 01:42 PM
opposite reaction: the island/reality/logic ummm PLOT was mostly ignored, glossed over so that all the other stuff would work out (happy endings for everybody hurray!)

Mo
05-24-2010, 01:43 PM
Haha, he was dead all along. How does that feel, Bruce Willis?

Rider
05-24-2010, 02:53 PM
Haha, he was dead all along. How does that feel, Bruce Willis?

No he wasn't. Watch the episode again.

Eulogy
05-24-2010, 02:55 PM
can someone sum up what happened in this series for me

sppunk
05-24-2010, 03:10 PM
It was completely meh. They took the contrieved easy way out with the alt universe being a sort of waiting room for the afterlife. Everyone died in the way we saw them - Jack from the knife wound, Boone by the falling plane, etc.

I wish the show went on with Hurley and Ben in charge. That could be all kinds of awesome.

Astur
05-24-2010, 03:24 PM
I wish the show went on with Hurley and Ben in charge. That could be all kinds of awesome.

With Walt and Aaron coming back to the island after they grow up or some shit.

Debaser
05-24-2010, 03:32 PM
with the alt universe being a sort of waiting room for the afterlife.

it's called purgatory

Debaser
05-24-2010, 03:33 PM
you know, what everybody in the world theorized what the island was during the first season airing

sppunk
05-24-2010, 03:44 PM
it's called purgatory

But it isn't true purgatory (according to Catholic beliefs). It's a bastardized cousin or something.

The whole past 2 seasons (hell seasons 3, 5 and 6) have been bastardized so it fits.

Debaser
05-24-2010, 03:47 PM
can someone sum up what happened in this series for me

plane crashed. people died. eventually. *finale spoiler: and they all happily reunite in the afterlife. *

between "plane crashed" and "people died" I could talk about monsters, special numbers, electromagnetism, time traveling, immortals, alternate universes, ghosts, love, revenge, redemption & forgiveness. but ultimately half of it doesn't make any sense.

still, better than six feet under.:p

sppunk
05-24-2010, 03:51 PM
I haven't watched Six Feet Under but have heard that finale was awful.

Debaser
05-24-2010, 03:54 PM
SFU finale is the same as Lost: fanboys love it, cynics hate it.

Eulogy
05-24-2010, 04:07 PM
I haven't watched Six Feet Under but have heard that finale was awful.

incorrect

Mooney
05-24-2010, 04:11 PM
sfu finale was one of the greatest moments in television.

Debaser
05-24-2010, 04:14 PM
sappy and imperfect but will provoke a deep emotional response in fans who are invested in the characters./ applies to finales of both SFU and Lost

Mooney
05-24-2010, 04:34 PM
lost finale provoked a whole oh 'meh' from me. just having half of the main characters in a church hugging at the end didn't really make my pants fit funny in the least.

wounded
05-24-2010, 04:41 PM
after reading actual lost forums, it appears quite a few people think they all died when the plane crashed, which would make the sideways flash a purgatory of the purgatory. i personally think those people are idiots.

yes lots did theorize the island was purgatory. hell for all we know that is how it was originally pitched, but i think it is clear the island was real life

Rider
05-24-2010, 05:14 PM
it's called purgatory

It's not purgatory. That's one of the few things the people working on the show have been very clear about. I'ts purposely vague to not tie it to any particular religion or belief system.

Debaser
05-24-2010, 05:38 PM
as I understand, the creators of the show were adamant that the island itself was not purgatory, but the flash sideways for all intents and purposes is exactly that. or call it 'limbo' if you want semantics

The name "Christian Shepard" is not vague. Nor was that church they met at.

sppunk
05-24-2010, 05:39 PM
Plus that church last night had seven or so different, distinct contadicting religious symbols/markers/whatever you want to call them.

sickbadthing
05-24-2010, 05:43 PM
Ben Linus went to HELL

Order 66
05-24-2010, 05:46 PM
not really. The creator of the series stated several times its based off the Hindu concept of hell, the alternate world, and purgatory

Rider
05-24-2010, 07:14 PM
not really. The creator of the series stated several times its based off the Hindu concept of hell, the alternate world, and purgatory

Source please, because as far I can see this not true.

Zerospaced
05-24-2010, 07:23 PM
Ben Linus went to HELL

How do you figure? He was at the church, just didn't go inside. He had some things to take care of first. I'm betting he wants to go see Alex again.

But yeah, this episode was the perfect ending to this series. I watched it a second time today and it was even better.

wounded
05-24-2010, 08:00 PM
ben didn't go in because he liked his purgatory life, gave him a chance to be a real father to alex

SlingeroGuitaro
05-25-2010, 01:16 AM
I loved the series until this season. Read up on what happened and watched the finale.

This finale is the new Super Mario Bros. 2

sickbadthing
05-25-2010, 02:05 AM
How do you figure? He was at the church, just didn't go inside. He had some things to take care of first. I'm betting he wants to go see Alex again.

But yeah, this episode was the perfect ending to this series. I watched it a second time today and it was even better.

Not in the church because he is going to HELL.

You don't know what Ben Linus was going to do. You aren't his boyfriend.

sickbadthing
05-25-2010, 02:06 AM
Source please, because as far I can see this not true.

All the fucking sources on the internet said so, check your sources. This is LOST 101.

Trotskilicious
05-25-2010, 03:10 AM
god i hate this fucking show more than any other show ever

The Jesus
05-25-2010, 05:02 AM
I was fairly satisfied with the way they ended things. I'm going to miss the show. :(

The Jesus
05-25-2010, 07:12 AM
My level of satisfaction would have been a lot higher if the show had ended with Kate and Claire doing a "69" as Rose shat and pissed on them.

Rider
05-25-2010, 10:44 AM
All the fucking sources on the internet said so, check your sources. This is LOST 101.

So quote one.

Astur
05-25-2010, 11:29 AM
My level of satisfaction would have been a lot higher if the show had ended with Kate and Claire doing a "69" as Rose shat and pissed on them.

OH YEAH wait what the

28if
05-25-2010, 10:07 PM
i thought it was amazing and really could not have ended better.

Debaser
05-25-2010, 10:17 PM
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28if
05-25-2010, 10:25 PM
dude the show is obviously not about answering mysteries, it's about the mysteries themselves

Debaser
05-25-2010, 10:36 PM
i actually liked the finale, it's just fun to catalog the red herrings.

and I disagree: the show is obviously not about answering mysteries, it's about the character arcs

28if
05-25-2010, 10:46 PM
it's about a lot of things, man. mostly love and the power/importance of relationships. that's the only way they were able to "remember" in the alt.

Rider
05-25-2010, 10:54 PM
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What is sad is not just how many questions they left unanswered but how many huge story arcs they just dropped. Seriously what the fuck was all the shit with Walt, they spent 2 seasons on that crap and then just forgot about it.

Trotskilicious
05-25-2010, 11:07 PM
when i am supreme leader i will round all lost fans into concentration camps

Rider
05-27-2010, 11:38 AM
Apparently lost fans are consumer whores on an epic level.

redbreegull
05-27-2010, 12:12 PM
someone told me that five below had Lost action figures once and I did in fact go there to buy myself a Desmond. They only had Shannon left and fuck that.

tweedyburd
05-30-2010, 02:19 AM
Lost created an exceptionally demanding fanbase, and it's probably fair to say there was going to be widespread disappointment among a large section of fans regardless of how the writers decided to end the series. Personally, I'm kinda glad they didn't treat the last season or final episodes as merely a checklist of answers for every mystery. Open interpretation resonates in the end, and time will be good to this series and its finale.

I understand the frustration about not getting answers on some of the longstanding questions. I felt the mother's origins and actions should have been explained. These are fair criticisms, but these complaints basically presuppose that the writers owed you, as the audience, something that you were not necessarily entitled to. It seems like television audiences get really caught up in what the producers owe them based on their commitment and years of viewing that they tend to forget that while Lost was indeed entertainment, it was also in some way art, and (at the risk of sounding totally pompous) the only obligation writers/artists have is to themselves and their art. It's obvious the show cleared the threshold of connecting with an audience. Whatever they decided to do with it after that was fair game from an artistic standpoint.

In many ways, I think the writers meant for the unanswered mysteries to act as an allegory for the arc of an individual life, in that there are and always will be many unresolved issues and mysteries left unanswered at the end of an individuals journey.

redbreegull
05-30-2010, 08:27 AM
Ultimately I don't think any ending that attempted to answer large numbers of questions would have been satisfying. It is kind of frustrating that things like Walt, Aaron, and the outrigger shootout/sacked beach camp were not explained (or even mentioned) when they had a whole final season to do so, but I think that if they tried to explain great amounts of information to us, it would have been as much of a letdown as the episode with Jacob's mother.

Debaser
05-30-2010, 09:01 AM
why answer questions when its turtles all the way down.

Mo
05-30-2010, 03:48 PM
How it should have ended:

<img src="http://www.abload.de/img/anigif_how-lost-shouldys39.gif">

billyscok
05-31-2010, 04:11 PM
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Trotskilicious
06-01-2010, 12:20 AM
Lost created an exceptionally demanding fanbase, and it's probably fair to say there was going to be widespread disappointment among a large section of fans regardless of how the writers decided to end the series. Personally, I'm kinda glad they didn't treat the last season or final episodes as merely a checklist of answers for every mystery. Open interpretation resonates in the end, and time will be good to this series and its finale.

I understand the frustration about not getting answers on some of the longstanding questions. I felt the mother's origins and actions should have been explained. These are fair criticisms, but these complaints basically presuppose that the writers owed you, as the audience, something that you were not necessarily entitled to. It seems like television audiences get really caught up in what the producers owe them based on their commitment and years of viewing that they tend to forget that while Lost was indeed entertainment, it was also in some way art, and (at the risk of sounding totally pompous) the only obligation writers/artists have is to themselves and their art. It's obvious the show cleared the threshold of connecting with an audience. Whatever they decided to do with it after that was fair game from an artistic standpoint.

In many ways, I think the writers meant for the unanswered mysteries to act as an allegory for the arc of an individual life, in that there are and always will be many unresolved issues and mysteries left unanswered at the end of an individuals journey.

it's a shitty tv show designed to sell adspace and keep people watching week to week it's hardly got the artistic merit you're giving it.

anything with a continuity ticker is not art.

wounded
06-01-2010, 08:59 AM
it's a shitty tv show designed to sell adspace and keep people watching week to week it's hardly got the artistic merit you're giving it.

anything with a continuity ticker is not art.

that's every tv show