I can’t believe how retarded some people are. NO, they didn’t all die in the plane crash in season one. They all died at various times in life, be it when they were old, on the island, whatever…But they met up in that place because those were the people who meant the most to them in the end. Jesus christ how can people be so dumb.
Mick is one dumb motherfucker. They didn’t all die in season 1. Why do people keep thinking this? It wasn’t hard to understand. He should stick to reality TV so he doesn’t feel so confused and enraged.
They didn’t die in Season 1 episode 1, anybody who thinks that is the people who, like this guy only watched the few episodes that he felt like, if you tuned in and fell in love with the characters then you’d realise the true story about life after death and life. corr, what gays
Buwahahahah. Gregory…you…..are…..awesome! Made me laugh out loud! Hahaha.
As for lost, no, they all didn’t die when the plane crashed. The island was real life. It’s pretty easy to figure that out. They also TELL you that directly in the show. Anyways, season 6 sucked and so did the finale.
I’ve only taken a couple basic art classes in my life, but on weekends I like to go to museums and look at the paintings and call them horseshit so everyone can see how opinionated I am. Does that make me awesome too?
Ummm, melissa? Not too perceptive when it comes to sarcasm, are we? That last post was not based on fact, merely meant to illustrate a point, which apparently went over your head. Besides, if you’ve never had to take art in school then you must not haven made it to 1st grade yet.
Iron_E, please explain to your distressed friend Mick that they DID NOT DIE in the original plane crash. I’m incredibly annoyed right now that your friend Mick is so stupid and will only sleep tonight if he is informed of such. Thank you!
For the record, the Lost finale was indeed crap. I watched every episode, and the only loose end it tied up was the one that was created at the beginning of the final season. Everything else was glossed over. None of this changes the fact that Mick is a retard.
ohh man, yessss.
Robbie’s dad FTW! “Love is like a water park”?? Pure.Brilliance.
And I never bothered watching a single episode of LOST, but I understand that most fans were upset with the ending…
It couldn’t have been any worse than the utterly bullsh*t ending of ‘Roseanne’, though. Right, guys? Right?
Is any fan of any show ever happy with the way a series ends? I don’t think so, particularly when a series goes on for some time.
People have different opinions about finales, but for the most part, no one is ever fully satisfied.
Try and think of one long running series you enjoyed, and were completely happy with the way it ended. It’s a tough call. I was a “Sopranos” zealot, I kind of liked the ending, most didn’t.
Newhart was on the air for two years longer than Lost, and managed to end with a brilliant twist in what many consider one of the all-time great television moments. Maybe it’s different for a comedy like Newhart, but its last episode is very well-liked.
omg, yes… that series finale of Roseanne is one of the worst in the history of tv. I hate all of those “part or most or all of this series was a dream or a story or a something” endings. I’ll take a mediocre Seinfeld ending over that, any day.
My dad always told me that having sex with a fat girl was like riding a moped… lots of fun, but you still don’t want your friends knowing you do it.
I liked the Saved by the Bell finale, where they graduated high school… and the “other” Saved by the Bell finale, where Zach and Kelly got married. Oh, and the other Saved by the Bell finale, where Zach said goodbye to Stacey Curosey, because Summer was ending and they had to go back to school.
I remember the Wonder Years finale… wasn’t that where Winnie moved away and Harry Connick Jr. reconciled with Kevin’s mom and it turned out his dad had died from a heart attack a few years back, but Kevin’s mom had become an author and was writing about what she wished the last 3 years were like? And his brother gets shot down in a helicopter, while leaving vietnam and the rest of the cast ends up in jail for some stupid “local” law confusion thing?
Regardless of how it ends, the end of a favorite tv series disappoints simply because the story’s over. You can’t be totally satisfied. It would be like saying you’re satisfied with how a breakup happens, when you didn’t want it to end. No amount of closure will make you feel great about it. Although… a breakup is actually worse, because a tv has always been a terrible sex partner.
I don’t remember all THAT happening. His dad dies later of a heart problem, Winnie goes off to Paris for art school and comes back to meet Kevin and his wife and first son. I think his brother took over the furniture business and his mother became a businesswoman or something. I have no idea where you got the rest of that stuff?
I like Lost, and despite what I’m reading here, I’ve actually seen quite a few fans that completely back up the ending & found it to be “brilliant”. The ending was showing the “results” of the long-running “Science VS. Faith” debate on the show. Faith won.
I hated that it didn’t answer all my questions, but it was still a beautiful ending. The best way I can put it is, my heart goes “Awww, so nice (and cheesy)”, but my brain is going “No, no, no!! You didn’t answer this, or that!!”
FYI for all of you saying “Thanks for the spoiler alert, I won’t bother watching it now!” I watched the entire series in the past six months (friends were urging me to, lol) and I don’t regret the time I spent watching it. At the end of the day, it’s still just a damn TV show, so who the hell cares if all the questions weren’t answered? Isn’t that like real life? =P
I’m of the opinion that a crappy finale is better then none at all. I’ve liked my share of shows that just got cancelled and never got to wrap anything up. The fact that a finale leaves room for interpretation is kind of cool. It leaves the viewer with a bit of influence over how a story they were invested in ended.
Crappy finales usually irk me just because it shows a lack of effort on the production’s part.
@Prae, sorry… I wasn’t talking much about the Wonder Years there… Winnie leaving was about all that I was referencing. The Harry Connick Jr. part was from Will and Grace’s series finale, the dad dying and the “author” part were from Roseanne’s, the helicopter thing was from MASH’s series finale and hte local law confusion was from Seinfeld.
Maybe my joke was too subtle (or too lame)… would it have helped if I said “and his sister ran to the airport to tell Rachel that she loved her before Rachel left NYC forever”? or “And they all had one last beer at Cheers”?
I completely agree with Bry and some others. The ending was entirely appropriate for what the whole show was about – faith vs science, and that people are meant to speculate about the ‘mysteries’ which were left unresolved. It was certainly a better finale than going through all the questions from series’ back like ‘How did Walt communicate to the Swan computer?!?!?!?!’
As for historyprof, so many people explain it to you and you still don’t understand. The ending was one of the most explained things in the whole show, they practically spelt it out for you. If you actually are a history professor, you are an embarrassment to us all.
@mcowles: M*A*S*H was set in the Korean War, not Vietnam. I thought you were referencing that show, but the whole Vietnam thing threw me off. It was basically a thinly veiled criticism of Vietnam, but the actual setting was Korea.
@grosjean: The show was not really about faith vs. science until at least season 4. Before that, it was about a crazy island with a lot of mysteries. Of course, even if you think the faith vs. science angle was intended from the beginning, the show’s resolution is basically that faith is good and science is bad which is really not what we need in these times increasingly marked by violent religious conflicts.
I didn’t like that the finale was essentially 2.5 hours of beating us over the head with religion (or generic “spirituality” to avoid offending any particular religion). The show started out as a fairly promising mystery with strong sci-fi elements, and deteriorated into religious allegory. Some people liked that it did that, I hated it.
I never watched Lost, I always thought it was horseshit. However I couldn’t be helped by being harassed constantly throughout these 6 past years by friends, acquantainces and family that just NEEDED to talk about this crappy ass show. I ALWAYS KNEW it would end like this purgatory ass crap, and it doesn’t matter if they died in the first episode, the last, the second, the third. It’s the same shit with a different coating. So the underlined message is different, who cares if they were together because it was some purgatory hippy crap about being with the people you care the most. It’s still purgatory with a smoke monster.
So to all those who were faithful these past 6 years with a crappy show they made up as they went, tough times, you lost 6 years but your life didn’t end. Move on, and make sure to never watch any series again because they are all a waste of time, plot lines are not majestic, they are just a ploy to suck your life and money, artists don’t make up the storyline, men with suits and polls do.
To all those who think the tiny difference of death as they went instead of the first episode and all that “you spend time with your loved ones and they all loved each other” crap, makes a difference at all. Grats! You were hoaxed and can’t think outside the box, but don’t panic your favorite 6 year old marketing scheme has comes to an end, I am sure the next sugar coated unoriginal “same old same old” crap is being thought of as we speak! So… hold your sox and get ready for the next big crap around the corner!!!
Jesus, Rodo, pull your dick out of the meat grinder, it’s making you cranky!
Science vs. Faith is one of the few unsolved debates left worth having. And entertainment for the sake of such a bad thing either, even if it does try to play with those themes. Who cares what answer they give or don’t give? You’ll never know if it’s the right one anyhow. It’s just interesting to look at.
Well, I only watched the first 10 minutes of the first episode and I LOST interest pretty quick. If you guys want a show with a good story line that isnt confusing, I suggest watching Dexter. It has a CLEAR storyline unlike lost. I have never seen so many people get so ticked off about a single show other than American Idol GO KRIS ALLEN!!! … oh wait that was last season. lol But seriously, watch Dexter, the first two seasons are streaming on Netflix.
Lol Miss, meat grinders are a great time! I’m not really cranky, just telling it as it is.
I’m just glad this show ended, it was quite annoying having everyone else around you at school first, then job, family events, BBQs, you name it, always talking about this and trying to get you interested in it as well. Whenever I’d say I didn’t watch LOST I’d have to endure 10 minutes of “OH MY GOD HOW CAN YOU NOT!!!” plus recaps of what happened in every show up to that moment, until I’d finally put my foot down in a very negative way expressing that I didn’t care. I never watched LOST but I knew what happened in every season, I was socially spoonfed that corny ass show, much like second hand smokers end up with smoke in their lungs.
Now I am extra happy that the ending didn’t live up to most people’s expectations because I get to say “I told you so”… being right is fucking awesome. So no… I am not cranky, I am the opposite of cranky, I am happy this show ended, I am happy I was right all along. Take that consumer society!
To everyone complaining about the finale being spoiled: Quit bitching, it’s clear from the title and the beginning of the posts that it was going to be about the finale. If you didn’t want to know then you could have STOPPED READING.
I actually watched every episode and also felt that they were saying the whole time on the island didn’t happen and they all died in the original plane crash. Frankly, the idea that the flash sideways was a purgatory really doesn’t mean shit to me. The whole island mystery was never explained in any way shape or form. I personally did not feel this was a show about faith vs science. I think it was a bunch of writers that could not dig themselves of the giant hole they dug by not knowing what the show was about when they started writing it.
I don’t feel that anything was clearly spelled out about “everything that happened is real” and all that bullshit. For god’s sake he was hearing that shit from a dead guy. Gee, that’s believable! Nothing about the island itself was every really explained and I for one am disgusted with how it ended.
I watched the finale again last night and it is spelled out no less than THREE separate times that everything on the island DEFINITELY HAPPENED IN REAL LIFE. People are idiots and if they can’t follow LOSTs last episode, god knows how they got through the whole series.
i enjoyed the few episodes of lost that i did watch, for the humour and the stories behind each character. but i mean, the show had a lot of fantasy in it, so i dont think the finale should have been that disappointing, based on what ive read about how it ended. I could never get into the show because all of the unanswered questions were just too much.
i do think a spoiler alert is required, because the lamebook post leads you to the comments which correct the mistake made in the post, thus revealing what happened…ive always been able to avoid spoiling things for other people, even years after the story/show was released/aired. it’s not that difficult to do