Friday, July 30, 2010

New and Noteworthy: Items From the Hiatus #5 (The End of Lost)

In May Lost concluded its six-year run. By the time the credits rolled on the very last episode the show hadn't answered very many of the questions the show raised, satisfactorily tying together all its narrative threads (least of all season six's parallel universe story), or even making much sense. If one caught the original telecast on ABC, it also subjected the audience to an exceptionally heavy and intrusive load of commercials to boot (45 minutes by Airlock Alpha's count). Nonetheless, it was an affable enough finale.

The blog io9 offered a scorecard showing how the show fared with regard to those answers, while Blastr had some interesting insights into how the show's finale "tricked you into liking it") despite the shortcomings.

Also worth checking out: while it seemed to me the conclusion validated those (like yours truly) who said the the writers were just making it up as they went along and that anyone expecting all this to actually go somewhere would be disappointed, novelist and critic Adam Roberts offered a reasonably compelling argument that there actually was a Bigger Story there in his review of the show at Strange Horizons.

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