The end of an era

May 25, 2010 at 2:27 pm (TV shows)


This Sunday, Lost, the best TV show of the last 6 years, ended with a very anticipated finale that answered some questions , left some unsolved, and wrapped everything up with a memorable final hour that was as emotional and exciting as everything I’ve ever seen on TV.

(spoilers ahead)

It’s hard for me to imagine a better ending for this show. Some, expecting to have all the answers spoon-fed to them, complained about not being straightforward enough. Others felt the final 10 minutes too cheesy. Most, however, feel just like I do: it was the perfect wrap-up. A great final episode that summed up all that was brilliant about this show throughout its entire existence: the amazing mix of mystery and sci-fi, of spiritualism and philosophy, of great storytelling and outstanding score.

Saying goodbye to all these characters by watching them remember their (real) lives while sorting out their issues in the “in-between” world, learning to let go and move on, while you yourself as a fan are saying goodbye and trying to move on, was the perfect approach. I loved remembering all the bits and pieces they were remembering. I loved figuring out the logic – and awesomeness – of all the parallel flashes of season 6. I loved the final conflicts on the island, and the final shot of the series: close-up on Jack’s eye closing – just as, almost 6 years ago, this magic journey began with a close-up on Jack’s eye opening.

It was a great final episode that summed up an amazing series. Now, it’s time to move on.

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