We couldn’t have said it better
Hey guys, I’m working on Episode 06 at the moment, so look at for that soon. In the meantime, I wanted to make sure that everyone got to see Hollywood Reporter writer James Hibberd’s thoughts on the Lost finale. I was just reading it again today, and feel like he nails the reasoning for this project even better than we could ourselves.
Read the beginning below, then click through for the full piece.
My thoughts on the “Lost” finale:
Was it necessary?
Did we need to spend half the final season explaining what happened to all the characters after they died?
The problem with the flash-ultra-forwards was they arguably zapped the final season’s island story of suspense and emotional impact — when Sun and Jin perished, we didn’t even know if they were really truly dead or not. In the finale, we’re told what’s happening right now matters and there are no do-overs. Well, this was news to us, and it came pretty late. Think of how much more intense the entire final season would have been without the flashes that made us question the reality and permanence of the story we were watching.
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