Up until last night, I was a LOST junkie. I probably will be for a few more days. Then my addiction will subside until they issue the complete DVD collection. Anyways, I would venture to say that there are some who are disappointed by the series finale. And those who never watched the show (or abandoned it early on) will say I wasted the last six years of my life. To which I say, go eff yourself. Until you’ve watched every episode, you have no say. Besides, I never lived it 24 – 7; it only took up a couple of hours of one night a week of my life. But what a night that was.
LOST was a truly unique show — it made you question your beliefs on life, death and redemption. LOST was also a smart show — it incorporated time travel and physics, and literature that stretched the imagination. It made you want to search out the authors it referenced, whether it was through the characters’ names (John Locke and David [Desmond] Hume, who were philosophers) or the books it would reference through carefully placed cover shots (Watership Down, anyone?)
The best thing about LOST was that it was open to interpretation. The finale generated many different theories, and all of them will be right because they are personal. They reflect our own beliefs in death and redemption. And since no one is absolutely correct in their assumptions of the afterlife (because let’s face it — you’ll only know for sure once you’re dead, all religious texts be damned), then all theories are valid.
Here’s mine, for what it’s worth.