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(Esquire)   10 years later, the creators of LOST admit they had no idea what the fark they were doing   (esquire.com ) divider line
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2014-05-08 02:40:16 PM  
They admitted it a long time ago. Who cares? It was a great ride, loved being a fan.
 
2014-05-08 02:44:58 PM  
Even I knew that and I've never watched the show.
 
2014-05-08 02:53:12 PM  
Don't get me started on that show. Spent six years of my life waiting for answers. Never got them. Finale sucked donkey balls.
 
2014-05-08 02:54:04 PM  

Walker: Spent six years of my life waiting for answers.


What an odd way to choose to spend 6 years.
 
2014-05-08 02:54:45 PM  
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/From a movie whose creators had no idea what they were doing
 
2014-05-08 02:55:55 PM  
I knew this the first time I tried to watch it.  And the second.  I gave up after that.
 
2014-05-08 02:57:16 PM  

scottydoesntknow: /From a movie whose creators had no idea what they were doing


They should have done the acts of the apostles.
 
2014-05-08 03:14:22 PM  

DamnYankees: Walker: Spent six years of my life waiting for answers.

What an odd way to choose to spend 6 years.


I'm an odd guy
 
2014-05-08 03:25:49 PM  

DamnYankees: Walker: Spent six years of my life waiting for answers.

What an odd way to choose to spend 6 years.


I'm trying very hard to resist the urge to make a religion joke.
 
2014-05-08 03:34:17 PM  
I think they just got bored and lazy. That, at least, would explain how a great show ended so terribly.
 
2014-05-08 04:09:54 PM  
I loved that show, but got so disgusted that I didn't bother watching the last season. I don't even know what happened in the finale. Didn't even bother reading a synopsis. I guess it will always be a fuzzy memory.
 
2014-05-08 06:03:27 PM  

hb0mb: I think they just got bored and lazy. That, at least, would explain how a great show ended so terribly.


It reminds me a lot of the later stories in Fables.  Outstanding opening, interesting storylines for a while, then suddenly it would just sort of collapse in and end with a quick deus ex machina so they could start the next arc.  You got the feeling that the writers would get so exited about what they were going to do next they stopped focusing on what they were doing at the moment.
 
2014-05-08 06:05:55 PM  

Walker: Don't get me started on that show. Spent six years of my life waiting for answers. Never got them. Finale sucked donkey balls.


30 seconds after the finale ended...
31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-05-08 06:09:08 PM  

MagSeven: Walker: Don't get me started on that show. Spent six years of my life waiting for answers. Never got them. Finale sucked donkey balls.

30 seconds after the finale ended...
[31.media.tumblr.com image 245x184]


Isnt that the guy that played Broyles on Fringe?
 
2014-05-08 06:09:24 PM  
Once you did into time travel, you're lost. Time Travel is the worst narrative trope in literature.
 
2014-05-08 06:10:21 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: scottydoesntknow: /From a movie whose creators had no idea what they were doing

They should have done the

unnatural acts of the apostles.

Fixed that for my flight to hell

/the ratings would have been dynamite!
 
2014-05-08 06:11:43 PM  
biatch all you want, at least those guys took risks, and made an interesting and compelling show. It didn't stick the landing for everyone, but it was a great ride.
 
2014-05-08 06:12:03 PM  
I really liked the concept of a group of people stranded on an island after a plane crash. I didn't require any incoherent bullshiat about polar bears, sentient black clouds, or what the fark ever.
 
2014-05-08 06:13:20 PM  

MrLint: MagSeven: Walker: Don't get me started on that show. Spent six years of my life waiting for answers. Never got them. Finale sucked donkey balls.

30 seconds after the finale ended...
[31.media.tumblr.com image 245x184]

Isnt that the guy that played Broyles on Fringe?


Yep. Lance Riddick. He was also on The Wire and Oz.
 
2014-05-08 06:14:01 PM  

stewbert: I really liked the concept of a group of people stranded on an island after a plane crash. I didn't require any incoherent bullshiat about polar bears, sentient black clouds, or what the fark ever.


This is when people's criticisms become really dumb, when you just repeat random crap you heard on the internet.

The polar bears were 100% explained on the show, and explained in a completely rational and interest way. So why are you bring it up? Because you don't really care about thinking about the show or the art of television - you just enjoy the pleasure of whining.
 
2014-05-08 06:14:14 PM  

Walker: Don't get me started on that show. Spent six years of my life waiting for answers. Never got them. Finale sucked donkey balls.


The finale made me wish it was just cancelled after season 4.
 
2014-05-08 06:17:45 PM  
It worked out real well for two years until they discovered the answer to everything was 'it's a guy.' What's in the hatch? A guy. Smoke monster? Some guy. Whispers? Dead guys. Who are the Others? A buncha guys.
 
2014-05-08 06:17:53 PM  

scottydoesntknow: [img.4plebs.org image 410x410]


"All of this has happened before.  And all of this will happen again."
 
2014-05-08 06:25:50 PM  
How long will it take them to do the same for Prometheus?
 
2014-05-08 06:28:11 PM  
This is the 3rd annual admission by these frauds, and there's still a small group of tards out there on the internet that insist the creators had a plan and everything made sense. And you know their call by hearing, "you just don't get it, all the mysteries were answered" or "I didn't watch the show for the mysteries....I don't care if they never answered them."

The one good thing about the creator/writers, if I see their name connected to a show/movie I know to stay far, far away from it.
 
2014-05-08 06:30:00 PM  
I enjoyed the series overall, but there's no denying it was a total wank towards the end.
 
2014-05-08 06:30:20 PM  
The first three seasons were pretty strong... after that it was like it was on palliative care.  Make the fanbase comfortable until... you know.
 
2014-05-08 06:30:22 PM  

Hebalo: biatch all you want, at least those guys took risks, and made an interesting and compelling show. It didn't stick the landing for everyone, but it was a great ride.


This!

It had it's problems...but damn if it wasn't a helluva great time.

As stupid as the story got at times...the great characters more than made up for occasionally bs storytelling.

John Locke remains, IMHO, perhaps the most tragic character in television: spent the final days of his life assuming a higher purpose, when he was only smokey's biatch.(And that was after a lifetime of being fate's biatch!)
 
2014-05-08 06:30:52 PM  

Walker: Don't get me started on that show. Spent six years of my life waiting for answers. Never got them. Finale sucked donkey balls.


http://lostanswers.tumblr.com/
 
2014-05-08 06:39:32 PM  

scottydoesntknow: [img.4plebs.org image 410x410]

/From a movie whose creators had no idea what they were doing


Well, once Neo became the Matrix version of Superman then there wasn't much they could do for a sequel, one of them being the farkups they did come up with. And many rules established in the first movie were broken in the sequels, PLUS the one interesting thing they did bring up using the Architect (that Zion was still part of the Matrix and in fact none of them had ever been 'unplugged') was botched.
 
2014-05-08 06:44:09 PM  

DamnYankees: Walker: Spent six years of my life waiting for answers.

What an odd way to choose to spend 6 years.


Hey, college only took four years and it was the same result.
 
2014-05-08 06:44:32 PM  
"its not an enigma if there is nothing behind it.  This is just willful abstruseness"
 
2014-05-08 06:48:27 PM  
That's like Bush admitting he had no evidence to attack Iraq. WE farkING KNOW.
 
2014-05-08 06:49:09 PM  
Next year: LOST was ghostwritten by Jon Snow.
 
2014-05-08 06:50:14 PM  
The entertainment industry preys on the dunning kruger effect and that people love to double down on something they're invested in that turns out the be a product of pt barnum.
 
2014-05-08 06:52:10 PM  
Look.  Abrams polluted the show with his own peculiar brand of ADHD.  That should explain everything ;)
 
2014-05-08 06:54:32 PM  
You know what I wished?  I wished the show started and then at the end of the episode they all got off the island.

Why enjoy a TV shows journey when all I care about is the end?

In fact, I'd be happiest if the show was really only a guy sitting in a chair for 2 minutes who says "People crash on an island.  Some die.  Some get off the island.  The End!"

Now THATS how to make a show!!
 
2014-05-08 07:00:33 PM  

DamnYankees: They admitted it a long time ago. Who cares? It was a great ride, loved being a fan.


Bears
Bears
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Bears
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Bears
 
2014-05-08 07:15:48 PM  
I've only ever seen one episode ever of Lost, forced on me by hanging out with some girl who was really into it.

In the episode some guy flashbacks to getting tattooed in Thailand and there's a hot asian woman who has sex with him.  The rest of the episode was incomprehensible to me.

I'm so glad I decided then and there that I wanted nothing to do with that show.
 
2014-05-08 07:16:02 PM  

DamnYankees: stewbert: I really liked the concept of a group of people stranded on an island after a plane crash. I didn't require any incoherent bullshiat about polar bears, sentient black clouds, or what the fark ever.

This is when people's criticisms become really dumb, when you just repeat random crap you heard on the internet.

The polar bears were 100% explained on the show, and explained in a completely rational and interest way. So why are you bring it up? Because you don't really care about thinking about the show or the art of television - you just enjoy the pleasure of whining.


Actually, I was enjoying the show, but I didn't like where it ended up. I must've missed where they explained it. Probably because I lost interest. People at work said it got better eventually, but I never went back to find out.

Go ahead and like what I don't like, it's ok.
 
2014-05-08 07:30:19 PM  

DamnYankees: They admitted it a long time ago. Who cares? It was a great ride, loved being a fan.


Because Fark doesn't have a Retweet button, this is the best I can do.
 
2014-05-08 07:35:56 PM  

John Dewey: DamnYankees: They admitted it a long time ago. Who cares? It was a great ride, loved being a fan.

Because Fark doesn't have a Retweet button, this is the best I can do.


Shaddup, John Dewey, you ruined American education, you don't have a right to an opinion.
 
2014-05-08 07:41:25 PM  
10 years later? They've been admitting it for years. Hell, one of them even wrote a review of the Breaking Bad finale and turned it into a self-deprecating rant about how much he'd effed up the ending of Lost.
 
2014-05-08 07:43:29 PM  
Lame ending.
 
2014-05-08 07:46:09 PM  
Lost ran into the same issue that How I Met Your Mother had. There were so many obsessed super fans of Lost that they figured out the big twist ending years before the show ended, and the show runners had to deny it only to have it end pretty much the way everyone had predicted.

HIMYM had the same issue with fans predicting who Ted would end up with, and the showrunners denying it until finally doing exactly what the fans thought would happen. I was a casual viewer of HIMYM, so I thought the ending was totally fine. Likewise, a casual viewer of Lost probably wouldn't have minded how the show turned out. But crazy fans of both are going to set the bar higher, and by essentially crowd-sourcing all of the ways a series could end by talking about it endlessly on the Internet, they are almost guaranteed to be disappointed by whatever the writers settle on.
 
2014-05-08 07:47:25 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Shaddup, John Dewey, you ruined American education, you don't have a right to an opinion.


This is not time or place, but I'm going to assume you're joking because that thought is as far removed from reality as the idea of an island trapped in a temporal vortex so it can house pure evil.
 
2014-05-08 07:48:38 PM  

MagSeven: MrLint: MagSeven: Walker: Don't get me started on that show. Spent six years of my life waiting for answers. Never got them. Finale sucked donkey balls.

30 seconds after the finale ended...
[31.media.tumblr.com image 245x184]

Isnt that the guy that played Broyles on Fringe?

Yep. Lance Riddick. He was also on The Wire and Oz.


www.cinedecartelera.es

He's a busy man. He wound up even having a small role in Lost.

/Loved him in the last season of American Horror Story as Papa Legba.
 
2014-05-08 08:12:28 PM  

DamnYankees: The polar bears were 100% explained on the show, and explained in a completely rational and interest way.


They were explained.  In a rational way is up for debate.  Training bears so they can turn a frozen donkey wheel which displaces the island from time and space stretches what is rational.
 
2014-05-08 08:13:22 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Lost ran into the same issue that How I Met Your Mother had. There were so many obsessed super fans of Lost that they figured out the big twist ending years before the show ended, and the show runners had to deny it only to have it end pretty much the way everyone had predicted.

HIMYM had the same issue with fans predicting who Ted would end up with, and the showrunners denying it until finally doing exactly what the fans thought would happen. I was a casual viewer of HIMYM, so I thought the ending was totally fine. Likewise, a casual viewer of Lost probably wouldn't have minded how the show turned out. But crazy fans of both are going to set the bar higher, and by essentially crowd-sourcing all of the ways a series could end by talking about it endlessly on the Internet, they are almost guaranteed to be disappointed by whatever the writers settle on.


oh for the last farking time they weren't dead for the whole show
 
2014-05-08 08:39:42 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: I enjoyed the series overall, but there's no denying it was a total wank towards the end.


hb0mb: I think they just got bored and lazy. That, at least, would explain how a great show ended so terribly.


Mercutio74: The first three seasons were pretty strong... after that it was like it was on palliative care.  Make the fanbase comfortable until... you know.


These three things all mixed together.
 
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