Chapter 13

A question I have about Lost and its endings; Why did it end? It was rich with all elements that make a show interesting. If it was ratings, then why does Star Trek endure (not to knock ST for I am a mild Trekie myself)? I believe Lost could have gone on for years entertaining us. Slowly creating more mystery, answering existing mysteries without giving the whole show away – eg MIB’s real name, introducing new characters and reintroducing old characters and so on. What’s 16 hours a year in a life when we’re being entertained?
TV shows often attempt to go out on good footing. Seinfeld, Cheers and MASH are good examples; however these shows had run the course. Lost appeared to be in its prime. Was the idea to kill it before it got old? There seemed to be so much more to explore whether it be science fiction, the mythology or the characters; People can grow even when they’re old.
I understand as it is argued, the answers to many of the mysteries were presented directly or indirectly. The ones that were answered directly ALWAYS created more mystery and the indirectly answered ones are obviously debatable. The argument to me, boils down to — was/is the production genius or bulls–t? A dichotomy..imagine that, the essence of the show! Even in summation the argument can lead to more conjecture.
We had a good thing here and now it’s gone; now time will be the ultimate judge as to whether the show was really that good. I think it will say it was, but there is always room for improvement,
There is a concept called synergy and in the TV program called Lost, I think the concept found an application. What’s wrong with thought provoking TV when it’s well presented, anyway? I say absolutely…..nothing!
The adventure continues…

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Born in La Jolla, Ca July 1, 1950. Languages spoken: English, some Pig Latin, no Esperanto yet. Best movie of all time: Jaws. Worst movie of all time: 13 Ghosts. Best TV series: Max Headroom asides from Lost of course. Worst TV Series: Desparate Housewives. Beliefs: We are here for a reason. Elvis is alive and living somewhere near Vegas.

3 thoughts on “Chapter 13

  1. well said wolfx..
    I think the story of Lost as we knew it had to end sometime, but I would love it if they created some kind of spinoff show with visiting characters from the original show…

  2. It seems to me the series ended prematurely (half baked). This is probably and primarily due to the self imposed deadline by the producers. But I would say, the ending was more complete and very effective in terms of the character aspect.
    I agree a spinoff would be great and go as far to say it would be a little surprising and of course disappointing if that didn’t happen.
    In any event, the show was phenomenal while it lasted and will always be around in rerun.

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