My take on the frustration
All I’m saying here is that if you’re not really diggin’ this season too much, or you’re not really liking the way some of these answers are being answered, don’t be afraid to admit it just because it’s the best show on TV. Some will say “too bad, deal with it.” Well, it IS too bad because you’ve invested a lot of time into it over the years. It’s still possible to appreciate the show, and be angry with it at the same time though. I have a quick comparison relating to this, and I’m so very sorry if it’s boring:
I’m a Chicago Bears fan. So therefore, when football season rolls around, I pay attention to the Bears. This happens year after year because I love ’em. I also lose my mind around week 7 every year because they start losing most of their games due to terrible coaching and decision making. (The Super Bowl appearance a few years back was a fluke).
My point is, the Bears suck, and the management hears it from the fans every year, which is good.
If the fans of the Chicago Bears never expressed their feelings about how badly their team sucks, do you really think upper management would really feel the urge to find more talented players for their team after every season? No. They wouldn’t care. Not as long as the fans kept coming to the games, which in turn makes them rich. No fans would come to their games though if the Bears’ management didn’t appear like it was at least trying to improve every season. See the cycle? Constructive criticism (or even the occasional threats, or a loud “YOU SUCK!!”) really has it’s advantages.
When a show/team has fans that don’t care about quality, the show/team will lose motivation to produce quality.
In this show’s case, it’s really hard to judge though, because it’s a all a matter of an individual’s opinion. Not only that, it’s way too late to see any kind of improvement due to the majority complaining anyway (if that was the case).
However, the writers are what got us THIS involved into the show in the first place. They’re the ones that have teased us all these years with “I can’t answer that right now, tune in next week.” type of dialogue within the show. If you’re frustrated, don’t be afraid to blame them. In fact, start wondering if they’re doing this to us on purpose, only to set us up with MAJOR relief in the finale. Whatever the case is, they know what they’re doing. I doubt their intent is to keep us aggravated after the final episode. Why would the writers/producers purposely do that to such a large, loyal fanbase?
This final season is a very fragile thing. They knew they couldn’t make everyone happy at once. How the writers didn’t lose sleep over how they were going to wrap things up this year is beyond me. We’re all expecting our own questions to be answered, and we’re all running out of patience because there’s really not much time left. I never really cared THAT much about answers honestly, at least to the smaller questions. We can expect them to get into what the island is, and who Jacob and Smokey are/is towards the END end. Until that time though, I hope this show actually has INTERESTING filler, aside from slow moving and seemingly pointless filler. That’s all I ask.
One quick question before I’m done though regarding the Black Rock’s arrival….(It’s been talked about a lot)
Since the weather is so drastically different between “The Incident” and “Ab…..this last episode”, does that mean the writers didn’t know how the statue was going to crumble before this season started? Didn’t they give this show a lifespan of 6 seasons after season 3 ended? I surely assumed they had answers for everything before season 4 started. The weather in the Black Rock’s arrival to the island just STRONGLY appears to be an inconsistency. I hope they don’t “It’s two different timelines” us as a reason for it.