I want to write this before I see what anyone else has to say....
I had to turn off the intertubenet last night before the show, because I was afraid I'd see spoilers. The only other times I've ever had to do that was when I'd record the Academy Awards and the Super Bowls because I wanted to fast-forward all the commercials.
Speaking of commercials, I think they added a half hour to the finale so they could pack in more ads....sheesh.
It was an emotionally and dramatically satisfying ending. It had a nice spiritual feel to it. A little over the top with the 'violin music' (well, it wasn't stringed instruments, but you know what I mean.) Almost got a little maudlin a few times, but overall I thought they wrapped the characters up nicely. And in the end, that's why I kept watching -- because I liked the characters.
By the way, I could swear that half of Hurley's lines were from Star Wars....
A couple of things: They really kind of neatly sidestepped giving us most of the answers about the Island itself, by using the sideways wrap up.
And didn't they tell us that it wasn't purgatory, which was many people's first guess.? O.K. O.K., maybe the Island was real, and the sideways storyline was purgatory, but I feel a little conned.
Which is all right. Actually. I don't feel cheated.
Meanwhile, lots and lots of unanswered questions about the Island.
I smell a bookdeal!
Anyway, they pulled it off. I immediately gave up on almost every other show that tried to do the same thing. Too much time and energy investment, like being caught in a fantasy trilogy gone endless --
I'm not sure I'd have ever gotten started if I'd known how long it would take. But, still, it was one of those 'events' that I'll always remember.
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