As anyone who has the misfortune of following me on Twitter knows, I watch LOST. For 5 years (we were a year behind getting started), the Evil Queen™ and I would watch every episode. In short, the producers have tried to build up this mythology where they "knew all along where the show was going," which is just absurd. I won't get into it here, but if you watched the show, you might enjoy this brilliant retrospective on the questions LOST didn't answer.
At this point, all I want for my 120+ hour time investment is for the producers to come out and say "yeah, we were making this shit up as we went, and we didn't know where we were going with it, but it sure was fun, wasn't it?" If they said that, I'd be thrilled. But they don't say that. Now we must suffer the endless LOST Apologists who think the ambiguity and plot holes and inconsistencies and unanswered questions are all done on purpose, so that people can theorize over the "true meaning" for years to come.
The true meaning? the producers made a butt-load of money. They made the careers of several actors. They entertained millions. Isn't that good enough? Now stop with all this "genius" crap and FESS UP! You kept throwing out questions and teasers to keep people watching, and you had no idea what the answers were the whole time.
But, I won't get that. So for now, I must be satisfied with the video, above, that shows just how out-of-control the writing was.
Fuck it, Junkies -- I'm switching to metaphysical/supernatural fiction, where there are no real rules and you don't have to actually answer the plot constructs you ask your fans to explore. It worked for Battlestar Galactica (BSG), it worked for LOST, now it's gonna work for me.
SHOULD YOU WATCH LOST?
I've been getting this question a lot. Here's the answer: if you watched BSG and loved the ending, LOST will make you jizz in your pants. If you didn't like the end of BSG, then LOST will make you want to find someone who likes it and stick a fork in their fucking eye. Any questions?