Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lost Finale

Yes, it's been over three weeks but I wanted to give everyone a chance to watch the finale before I spoiled it  I'm lazy.

Short answer: I loved it.

I have not been an avid watcher of Lost. Chris and I started watching it a year ago mostly because Blockbuster had a special of renting as many DVDs as you wanted in one week for $10. We couldn't decided on any other TV show, so we picked Lost.

I will still say that I am glad I didn't start at the beginning. I would have given up on the show at the beginning where you find out something new once every couple of episodes.

But now it's over. And I am watching them all again because they are all on Netflix.

So, what is it all about? I think there are two aspects of the show. The science fiction and the characters. I watched the show for the science fiction. What is the island? Who is Jacob? What is he protecting? How did they all get there?...

I went into the finale expecting a supernatural storyline. But instead it was focused on the characters and their life journey. They all where brought to the island because they were alone in the world. Someone probably noticed they were gone after the crash, but not enough to be devastated by it. But throughout the last season, they had to have a connection with their fellow castaways before they could remember and move on. Clarie, Kate and Charlie were connected by Clarie going into labor. Sawyer and Juliet were connected by their love. (They are my favorite couple.) Jin and Sun are connected when they see their baby during and ultrasound. They all had someone to live for, and to me that is beautiful.

What I was most afraid of was that what happened on the island would not have actually happened. Jack and Desmond actually had a moment when they explained to each other what they were doing. Desmond was trying to make it all disappear and not be real but Jack says "“There are no shortcuts, no do-overs – what happened, happened. All of this matters.”"

I was totally cheering inside. I didn't want what they went through to be for nothing.

And finally, what I changed my mind about. Anytime someone I liked died, in the back of my head I knew it was okay because they would be back. But when I realized at the end that Charlie and Claire never made it off the island together and Jin never got to meet his daughter, it was heartbreaking. But so much better. Most of the people who died on the island, died sacrificing themselves for the greater good. And to bring them back like that didn't happen would make what they sacrificed for seem less important.

Those are all my thoughts. If you love a good story and good television, watch Lost. Now you won't have to wait six years for answer. There are still some unanswered questions, but for now I am okay with that.