TV: Lost

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Lost Horizons, Aug 20, 2010.

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    I never liked that theory. To be honest I think the “they’re all in purgatory” ending was the best way to go.

    If the writers weren’t forced to extend the show with, IMHO, unnecessary seasons 4 and bits of 5 then the ending and the series as a whole would’ve been much better.
     
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    They were never forced. Lijdelod and Cuse negotiatd the end date,which let them plot out the rest of the series starting midway through season 3.

    Whatever people's thoughts on the ending,it was their vision.

    As for season 4/5 being unnecessary, that's a hard disagree from me. I loved that stretch of the show.
     
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    I think lost was the first show I ever watched on the Netflix platform. Good times.

    I don't know when it happened, but I can no longer find it in the Netflix library.
     
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    It's on Hulu.

    The first season is free on Amazon prime through IMDB.
     
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    The writers said in a documentary “The 2000’s” that they originally only wanted the show to be 3 seasons.
     
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    I haven't seen that documentary, but I've heard the negotiated end date story numerous times, including an interview from Lindelof from a few weeks ago.

    Shows during that era did not come in with multi year plans and scheduled end dates. You got picked up as a pilot and hope to be popular enough to get extended,and keep making shows untill you get cancelled or enough cast members move on. That was part of what separated it out from other shows at the time.

    Ultimately, it's hard to ever know definitively what the plans were at any stage. At best, you're relying on someone's recollection of it.

    That said, my belief has been that any of the long term plans only really got filled in after Lindelof and Cuse took over as the lead creative force behind the show midway through season 1.

    Abrams is very good at a lot of things, but long form continuity planning isn't one. I can't see him sketching out a 3 year timeline.
     
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    forgot you essentially need to wait until season 3 for desmond to be a main player

    rewatching season 2 and waiting for him to return was agonizing

    still constantly pissed about mr eko, easily my favourite character on this rewatch
     
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    Obviously terrible for him as an actor/individual, but also very unfortunate for the story plan that in real life his parents died and he requested to leave the show. Imagine how different the story could've been with Mr Eko essentially taking much of the role that was left to John from that point forward. Of course, John's character also worked out well in that role as we saw it, but still to imagine having Mr Eko around in the series probably until the end would certainly have presented an amazing dynamic.
     
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    Its been a while since ive watched so i cant remember much about these later seasons

    So essentially a lot of what locke becomes was to be mr.eko? interesting, ill have to keep that in mind.

    just saw the ep where they introduce nikki and paulo, their first scene is the least organic thing of the entire show
     
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    That’s actually super interesting that Eko’s shoes were filled by Locke’s. Locke always had a connection with the island though.
     
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    WHAT IS IN THE HATCH??? HOLY CRAP! That was my reaction at the time. :D

    I joined late and binged a few DVD boxsets (when that was a thing) and maybe caught up week to week watching around season 4 as it aired.

    I did a rewatch a few years ago and absolutely hated season 6.
     
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    Started rewatching from season 4 yesterday. Early thoughts but I may have been wrong about the bad quality of the show’s run in its second half. I really like it so far. It’s less about the island and more about the individual characters, but it still works really well. About to start “The Other Woman” episode right now.
     

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