Yeah even rehashing this ending makes me sad. After s5 definitely had close to GOAT potential. After s6 not even in my top 10 shows OAT. Still second best network show ever behind The West Wing unless I'm missing something obvious.
Re: rebooting the show at some point. I think it'd be a spectacular failure. I think it's even more obvious upon rewatch how the success of the show is due in large part to the chemistry within the ensemble cast.
There were some good but also some bad. I think if they did it properly they could cast a reboot well enough.
Perhaps I would hate the end less if I watched it all again, but I don't think I could bare to do that knowing that I might still hate it and have wasted many more hours on the show.
Lost fell off a cliff in season 2 but it did rally for a time towards the end of season 3 and throughout season 4 (Ben goating it up). I don't think The Walking Dead rates to rally. Although i do expect the final run ins to be pretty comparable in terms of quality.
Lost, even with all of its faults, is magnitudes better than The Walking Dead which is virtually unwatchable. Even if TWD was good I would hardly call it Lostesque.
The Walking Dead is staring at the pages of its comic book in the rear view mirror. They sailed off that map in season 2.
I was talking about things like the story (isolated from civilisation) structure (venture out into the wild, fight, learn something, return to camp for a musical montage) and the characters (crazy leader, noble boobs female, badass hunter, perpetual outsider). The TWD thread is full of jokes about how similar the shows are.
I didn't mean anything about the quality or how much you like them. IMO TWD is Lost Junior Varsity, a popcorn show to capitalize on the survivor genre now that the original is gone. I'd actually prefer that TWD stop trying to be profound and stick to hero vs monsters cartoon violence.
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The idea that everyone met up with some true love or whatever from the island. Then Sayid, who had this multi-season relationship with Nadia, somehow gets paired up with Shannon just to bring her back into the show, is hilariously dumb.
You start putting plans under a microscope, nothing's gonna make sense, alright?