I like the characters fine and I agree that much of the show is driven by the characters. I also think that the finale would have been fine in a vacuum. The problem is that all of the flashsideways for the entire season were part of the ending and they SUCKED and the ending did not in any way make up for that. The last episode by itself I enjoyed greatly, but when you talk about "the ending" you have to include all of the flashsideways, because that's what was built up to make the ending what it was, and the ending did not in any way justify subjecting us to a season of that crap.
i always disliked the flash-whatever compared to the regular show so i guess i just didn't notice how comparatively bad they were this season very much. i actually liked wondering wtf was going on and was glad they didn't just do some ghey timeline merging and get all sci-fi on us. and thats coming from someone that used to read star wars books and dragonlance as a kid, lol.
Yeah that's what I think too. The scene where Jack stumbles out, Vincent lays down next to him, plane flash, eye close.
The thing that sucks is they definitely had some stuff planned for a while. The entire building of the Runway and Lapidus were clearly planned. It's a shame they couldn't do a better job with everything else.
OK it's been some time since the finale and after much pondering, I now know the answer to every mystery on this island...
Horrible writers who will throw in anything that they feel would boost ratings, whether it makes sense and can be explained or not.
This is why I loved the show when it was on but since seeing the finale, I hate it. The mysteries were what everyone enjoyed and what boosted their ratings. The sh*tty writers didn't give a f*ck about whether they could explain the mysteries, so long as people were entertained while it was on the air. They just kept piling on more and more mysteries with no desire to ever explain them all properly. We, the audience, were so addicted because so much weird sh*t was happening and kept watching to find out the answer.
I mean, it's even in that new Kick As* movie. "I don't want to die before I find out what was going on in Lost" or something like that. That's all we wanted; Answers!! But since the writers never even considered answering a lot of the mysteries that were presented, we are now left looking back on the show as a great ride with lots of anticipation for the finale, only to be disappointed when we find out that the writers are just lazy, money-hungry douchebags who don't give a sh*t about how people look back on the show so long as they had high ratings while it was on.
So to Lost and the writers: GO F*CK YOURSELF!! I'm done trying to figure out the hidden explanations behind this horrible show because there are none.