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Oct 29, 2010The previous Seasons have a luxury of throwing out anything that seems cool and mysterious and not have to worry about the consequences. These things in past episodes were cool because they often imply an awesome story that has yet been told. Jack's "we have to go back" implies a LOT of fantastic story is yet to come next Season and that ended up being disappointing and not making muchThe previous Seasons have a luxury of throwing out anything that seems cool and mysterious and not have to worry about the consequences. These things in past episodes were cool because they often imply an awesome story that has yet been told. Jack's "we have to go back" implies a LOT of fantastic story is yet to come next Season and that ended up being disappointing and not making much sense. Ben and Witmore's confrontation was cool because it implied there was an awesome story yet to be told, that also ended up being disappointing. Now with Season 6, the pressure is stronger than ever to tie up all the mysteries and plot threads, everything that was hinted as being important in the past 5 Seasons as being important, and making a coherent story out of it. It failed miserably. Season 6 has proved that Lost writers are good at setting up things that sound cool and mysteries but actually have no idea how to answer these mysteries. Back in the day, any writing good or bad can be excused as "oh it's a mystery" but Season 6 is the Season where it all has to pay off, or the whole thing, every bit of mystery that was ever cool, the Island, the Others, the Numbers, Smoke monster etc, will come crashing down under it's own weight, and that is exactly what happened. The writers painted themselves into a corner and lied about having the answers, so they decided with Season 6 to introduce a couple of demi-gods and say everything was "magic" or "it didn't matter". I"m not kidding, that really is what they did. I wouldn't even have minded if the ultimate answer to a lot of these were fantastic in nature, but at the very least I expect them to have a coherent inner logic. They didn't. The main villain of Season 6, the Man in Black, at the end of the series we still don't even know why he's the villain. His motivation? Dunno. Reason? Dunno. What he'll do after he leaves the island? Dunno. Not only does this make the plot absolutely incomprehensible (and not in a good way) we also have to deal with another one of Lost's annoying traits; People never ask questions. This has almost become a running joke in Lost, that people never ask questions, or are too easily convinced by arguments that are ridiculously unconvincing. Back in Season 1, they had no one to ask but Ethan, and he was gunned down before they could. Season 2, they met the Others but were too stupid to ask just wtf is the island. Season 3, they LIVED with the Others, and still didn't care to ask about anything. Season 4, holy **** **** on a stick they destroyed the Others and had Ben hostage. No? Still nothing? Season 5, aside from not asking anything about Time travel and just being led by the nose from place to place, they still failed to ask any questions that were of any importance. John Locke asked "Why am I important", he was told "Because you are", and he was satisfied. Season 6, even the Others were revealed to be fools who knew nothing (a fact that made no sense given their prior actions) the Losties found themselves in the presence of two demi-gods and STILL didn't ask anything. They were happy to risk their lives and die for things they didn't even understand. These characters take orders, without understanding any of them, and instead of asking "why" always asks "how". Idiots!
It was sad to see the original conflict of "Man of Science, Man of Faith", being turned into "Man of Blind Faith ftw". Lost's circle of ignorance spread from the Losties, to revealing the Others (yes those mysterious omnipotent omnipresent omnibenevolent Others) knew nothing, to Widmore's crew knowing nothing, to the high commanding leaders of the Others (Ben, Richard, Japanese dude) knowing nothing, to finally revealing that even the demi-gods they were serving (Jacob, MIB) also knew nothing. If there was an episode on the Mother she probably was only told bits of info too by some greater douche that would also turn out to know nothing. It seems that no one knew what the hell was going on, not even the writers. If Lost Season 6 managed to answer most of the major mysteries and explain away some behaviour of characters that didn't make any sense it could've been one of the best TV series ever made. But no, it decided to answer none of that and give us a sappy after life ending saying "nothing mattered, they all went to heaven". The answer to the island is that "it was a cork". The **** kind of answer is that? An answer doesn't count as an answer unless it can make sense and answer many other smaller questions related to the primary answer of "what is the island". We don't need everything spelled out, but it needs to make SOME SENSE. What you want is to have multiple theories that all make sense, not 80 theories that make 0 sense.… Expand
Nov 19, 2010Absolutely fantastic first season. The premise was unique and fascinating, and the ensemble cast was wonderful. I honestly couldn't believe how good this show was. I was hooked, but then their best writer left after season 1, and they proceeded to make those OTHER seasons. The fact is that the remaining writers never even came close to recapturing the clever storytelling of season 1. TheAbsolutely fantastic first season. The premise was unique and fascinating, and the ensemble cast was wonderful. I honestly couldn't believe how good this show was. I was hooked, but then their best writer left after season 1, and they proceeded to make those OTHER seasons. The fact is that the remaining writers never even came close to recapturing the clever storytelling of season 1. The additions to the cast starting in season 2 were all disasters, and from that season onward the writers just seemed to have no solid direction whatsoever for the story. By the end of the series, it established itself as one of the greatest disappointments in television history.… Expand