Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Book of LOST

In the beginning there was Jack. Ever since I started this blog, thoughts and updates on LOST have been a fairly standard feature. Well, the end of an era is upon us and I thought it'd be nice to take a look at the series finale and what it meant for the show as whole. Don't continue beyond this point if you're still a potential watcher of the finale or a hater of it in general.

In regard to the finale, the dialog was fantastic—Hurley and Sawyer were cracking me up. Desmond was in full force, and I got my "I'll see you in another life brother!" even though it was delivered by Jack. It was fantastic to see Jack and Kate do a bit of tongue wrestling. And you had to love the Jack super punch.

As for what it told us about the show on the whole, I loved that the island and everything that happened on it was in fact real. There really was a magic island in the middle of the Pacific, period. I thought it was a totally intriguing and bold twist to make the show overtly religious. I loved that it was all about Jack and his, for lack of a better term, eternal progression. And I loved that in true LOST-ian fashion we didn't get all the answers—in fact, I felt it was telling us that it's not the little details that matter in the eternal scheme of things.

It seems to me that in the end, LOST was more or less a parable for life and I get that not everyone got it or liked it. Isn't that what a parable is all about anyway?
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