If anyone caught any of the "2000's" series on Netflix or wherever, they spend a little time talking about Lost. The most interesting bit was the writers for the show were saying how they had originally only written the show to be 3 seasons but the network kept pushing and demanding more and more seasons. Makes a lot of sense to me as, IMO, the show got unnecessarily convoluted as soon as the Others and Benjamin plot was all but resolved in season 3. I tried to do a re-watch with the lady over the past few months. Season 1 and 2 were fantastic, season 3 was very good too, but then all that drama reached its crescendo and season 4 onwards seemed like the writers were really just digging for anything interesting/compelling. Benjamin not wanting to get captured, Saayid being an assassin now, etc...took me out of the immersion. The stakes weren't as high anymore. I have to remind myself that the first 3 seasons had 70 of the 118 total episodes and they were 45 minutes each. That's A LOT of tv time and plot to come up with. I feel like the show would've been perfect if the condensed seasons 4-6 into one final 25 episode season we would've been way better off. There was a lot that could've been cut out while still making a compelling show. I've gotta say though, the ending of the last episode of season 3 was one of the more jaw-dropping things i've ever seen on television. So cool.