I can't believe Lost is over. I would love to know how the creators, writers and cast feel these days. This was like no other TV show ever made, both for them and for us. There was something special about it. I realize today, after a week of watching the finale, that I loved every minute of it. If you have never watched it, I suggest you stop reading this and go get the DVDs. You'll thank me later.
A lot of people are pissed off about how it ended. I admit that I'm not very happy about the last few scenes and revelations of the finale, but I always look at the big picture. Who cares how it ended? The past six seasons have been fantastic, and the most important thing about this show was how they managed to do something amazing, keep all of us interested, keep these characters interesting, and do that all the way until the last minute of the show.
It's not about the ending alone, it's about everything else we went through together as an audience, with these people who we did not know before, who are not even real people, and who we care about like if we knew them very well. And we know them well now, because we have been watching their lives, like Jacob, and have seen them in their worst times, looking for something that made sense, for meaning, for the same things we all look for in our lives.
If you were waiting for something that made sense at the end, you're an idiot. There were smoke monsters, cursed numbers, eternal life, time travel, alternate realities, four-toe statues, and hundreds of reasons why this show did not make sense from day one, and we were not watching to get answers. If we just wanted answers we would have stopped watching years ago. We wanted to be part of the unpredictable journey these people were on.
A lot of people laugh at Jack's doofus face for not understanding what the hell is happening all the time, but have you ever looked at your face in the mirror while watching the show? There are lots of shows that have suspense, and there are lots of great shows on TV that keep you hooked, but nothing like this. I will miss Lost and Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Locke, Ben, Jin & Sun, Miles, Lapidus, Michael, Claire, Charlie, Faraday, Rose & Bernard, Desmond, Richard, Hurley, Juliet, Sayid, and the others.
Being a creative person, working in the entertainment business, one can only wish to create something as amazing as this show. I thank everyone involved for multiple hours of great joy, fun and lots of mixed feelings. It was incredible. LOST.