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Wed, May. 24th, 2006, 04:11 pm

Remember kids, Spoilers for tonight's Lost finale are what prompts a bloke to pay the mafia to have everyone you care about killed.
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Wed, May. 24th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Actually that last one has been touted as a legitimate theory for quite some time now.
Anyway, I have a call to make, I'm on a budget so I'm going to pass on the horse's head option, you might get a gerbil's.

Wed, May. 24th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
cartographer

Everyone dies of a fatal heart attack!

Haha, that'd be perfect. "And then they all died unexpectedly. The end."

Wed, May. 24th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

As do the show's writers, directors and producers once the studio execs find out that they've lost their cash cow :) I hope Lost doesn't end up jumping the shark because its so profitable, JJ Abrams himself has said he wants to end it around season five but is concerned that he might not be allowed to, so he thinks it will be interesting to see if art wins out over the dollar.
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Wed, May. 24th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

That is *so* 2005.. I think...

Wed, May. 24th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
ulaire_daidoji

I think absolutely the best thing JJ Abrams and all the rest can do with Lost is to end it right now. It reminds me of Twin Peaks. That was intriguing and interesting for the first season but after that they just had to keep making it more and more bizzarre until it 'Jumped the Shark'.

End Lost now and they are guaranteed a fanatical fan base analyzing it for the next 30 years.

Wed, May. 24th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Thats more or less the conclusion we arrived at here - tie up the plots in the third season, finish it at the end of that, leave a few mysteries open and perhaps some room for a movie and you're *golden*. Speculation about the minutae will go on for decades and all they have to do is make whispers about a sequel series or a special final episode or a movie every couple of years and that'll keep interest high too.

Of course, they can't end lost now. No one wants to have to say they survived the great Geek riots of '06.... or took part in them... I can't imagine how they could pull the plot out to five seasons but I guess thats why I'm not writing emmy award winning drama/whateverthehelllostis. Speaking for myself, I'm liking the bizzare stuff on the assumption that it will turn out to have a reasonably rational explanation.

Wed, May. 24th, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)
iresprite: considering J.J. Abrams' other creation...

I watched the first two seasons of Alias; the first season was amazing, the second was fairly brilliant, but began the descent into wtfbbqpolarbear that meant third and fourth seasons stunk. I've heard conflicting opinions about season five.

I concur with you regarding the three-season shebang. Forget about stringing it out. Finish some plots, leave us wondering at others (but not to a frustrating extent) and leave us with the sense that Lost was a show that inspired wonder, adrenaline and shared geekines.

Wed, May. 24th, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat: Re: considering J.J. Abrams' other creation...

I have no idea what seasons I've seen, RTE and their tendency to pick episodes out of a hat means they rarely made any damned sense when watched back to back anyway. I remember something about afghanistan and DaVinci's microwave but no amount of screaming and running could convince me that there was any sense of drama or urgency.
Now, MacGyver, that did it right.