It's so hard for me to analyze how I feel about this. This show consumed 6 years of my life, so I need it to mean something. This sounds so pathetic, but it is what it is.
OVERALL, this is how I feel:
I could have done without the sideways universe. Here's why:
- yes, it showed us characters we've missed, but so what? I mean, they are gone, so why dredge up the past? I just didn't need it I guess
- I get the coolness of be unhinged, experiencing two realities at the same time, but which is more important? Which one mattered most?
The island ending was brutal, and had it been the only ending, many people who solely cared about seeing Shannon and Boone again would've been ticked. But in my opinion, they were not vital to the overall storyline. Had the sideways been deleted, more time would have been devoted to enhancing the island time, giving a more substantial finale, rather than flashes of action and....oh everyone's dead.
I don't like talking about this, because I really do love this show, and don't want to make it any less amazing than it is.
All those years, each episode was a movie-quality piece, having intensity, action, emotion, passion. The bar was so high, the level was above any other show. Then came the finale, which felt like a good ending for a regular show. The mood, the quality of storytelling, etc, just wasn't the same. It wasn't the LOST that I knew.
I hate that I wasn't satisfied. I hate that I want to buy the DVDs but simply ignore the last CD with the finale in it. I'd rather have it cut off than end this way.
wow, I am done. No more obsessing. I'm not going to crab about the lame "walk into the light" scenes, or this will just get nasty-ranty.
I loved the performances, I couldn't have asked any more from the actors. They were all amazing, and if Matthew Fox doesn't get a nomination....I'm going to write a letter or something.
I'm sad to see such amazingness end, but at least there was an end.