I’m glad I foresaw this disaster and gave up on Lost halfway through season 3. Now that I know what the end is, I can see my decision was wise and saved me major frustration.
However, this ending still upsets me majorly. I’ll tell you why: it’s not nice to con an audience as faithful as Lost’s. It’s cheap and dishonest to promise answers and then deliver vague ambiguity!
You can say all you want about the show’s heart being the characters but you and I and everyone with a brain knows that Lost became huge because of the mystery and the questions about the island, not the characters. Yes, after six seasons people get attached to the heroes and want to know what happens to them. Still, the one reason anyone got hooked on the show in the first place was the freaking Island.
Do you think people watched the pilot and went, Oh what an interesting character, this Jack. I wonder what his journey will be. No! People went ballistic over the smoke monster, the hatch, polar bears, Dharma Initiative, the numbers, and what in the world is that damn Island?! And to that it seems the only answer given was: it doesn’t matter.You’ve been punk’d!
What crap, seriously. I bet most fans feel like such fools right now.