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Lost (season 6)

The sixth and final season of the American serial drama television series Lost.

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LOST: Wasn't worth the wait

  • Dec 21, 2010
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NOTE:  Before I begin, the only point of this review is to say I was underwhelmed by the ending.  There may be spoilers in my review.  If you're anything like me,  you might want to bump the last season of LOST a little lower on the Netflix list and explore something new.  You've been warned.  


A while back I wrote about the LOST Season 6 premiere, and now (thanks to Netflix recently getting access to Season 6 via "Watch Instantly"), I can officially say I'm done with the series.  And I mean it... I'm done.  After such a great start with season 1, the rest of the series has been a disappointment.  Even still, I stuck with it to the end hoping there'd be a payoff in the end, but instead I got the 2010 version of "but it was all just a dream... or was it?" -- okay, maybe it wasn't that bad, and in case it was still too confusing, Jack's dad comes back in the end to kinda help explain it all away... sorta.

Through 6 seasons of LOST, we follow the trail of Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Locke, Hurley, Ben, Desmond and the rest of the gang.  So it only makes sense that the second to last episode of the entire series would include NONE of those people.  Instead we get a back story which tries to explain away some of the mysteries of the island as well as define some "rules of the land" which like everything else in LOST, exist only when its convenient for them to exist.  It's not that this information wasn't somewhat helpful, but coming so late in the series, it feels tacked on and disrupted the overall flow of the show.

In the finale, we get yet another "flash-sideways" story intermixed with the story on the island.  Unfortunately, the side-story felt more like a post production reunion show as everyone from the entire series seemed to make an appearance for their curtain call.   If LOST had an audience track, I would have expected to hear the emotional "aawwwwwwww" clip any time an old fan-favorite popped up on screen.

Because I don't watch the show with my "LOSTpedia" by my side, I ended up going online to see if perhaps I'd missed something that would bring me more enjoyment of the show.  I found this article, Lost Finale Explained to be helpful and entertaining (particularly the, "WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE?" section), but it didn't really provide much more enjoyment of the show.

If you're still committed to watching the entire series, I probably won't be able to do much to change your mind, but if you're sitting on the fence as to whether or not to finish it, I'd suggest grabbing a book instead.

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December 27, 2010
I'm glad someone said it! I had caught a couple of the shows but, it never really managed to capture my attention all that much because it seemed to, itself. I have a bunch of friends that are addicts of the show and keep trying to persuade me that I should give it a try. But, thanks to your review I feel just fine saying thanks but, no thanks!
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review by . February 09, 2010
For those of you who missed the season premiere of LOST last week, here are just some of the Sci-Fi premises you might have missed: Parallel Universe Resurrection Talking to dead people Metamorphasis (both looking like someone else as well as transforming into a different creature altogether) Teleportation Time Travel Surviving a hydrogen bomb blast at ground zero  "I could have sworn I just put my keys there.." in the case of a missing coffin. Underwater city of Atlantis Any one …
Quick Tip by . September 19, 2010
Though a bit of a let down ending, it was still up to the standards of quality and storytelling and awesomeness that was Lost
Quick Tip by . June 01, 2010
You have to watch it from the very beginning for it to be worth it.
Quick Tip by . March 01, 2010
First we had flashbacks, then they gave us flash forwards & now we have flash sideways. I'm sticking with the show through it all. Namaste.
Quick Tip by . February 03, 2010
Was more entertained w/ a WSJ article on Ben Bernanke when Lost was on. Made me realize I'll watch the last episode to see what it all means
Quick Tip by . February 03, 2010
premier left me lukewarm. it's just so convoluted at this point & has gone full tilt scifi - vs adventure/mystery. overacted more than ever
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The sixth and final season of the American serial drama television series Lost commenced airing in the United States and Canada on February 2, 2010. The sixth-season premiere was the first to climb in the ratings year-over-year since the second season, drawing 12.1 million viewers. The series finale will air on May 23, 2010. The season continues the stories of the survivors of the fictional September 22, 2004 crash of Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 on a mysterious island in the South Pacific. The survivors must deal with two outcomes of the detonation of a hydrogen bomb on the island in the 1970s. While the on-island story continues, "flash sideways" show an alternate timeline, in which Flight 815 never crashes. The season is reportedly scheduled to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 24, 2010, alongside a complete series boxset.
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