Why the Lost Finale Sucked a Rancid Tub of Expired Dharma Ranch Dressing
Happy Lost Day Everyone! Here’s my (oddly-popular) review of the Lost series finale from 2010. Spoiler alert, obvs.
[Update: If you haven’t seen this video, you need to check it out (I’m not the only one that feels this way).]
I was really disappointed by the Lost season finale.
From the start, Lost thrived on setting up curious questions and then answering them in a way that only posed more questions. Not only was that the theme for the show – but the entire social media-driven marketing apparatus around the show catered to that aspect:
- the creators set up fake show-related websites and 800 numbers (grabbed by astute fans who analyzed screen captures from the show that flashed by business cards or papers tacked to walls) with curious pre-recorded messages – all of which were part of two separate alternate reality games (The Lost Experience and Find 815).
- the network’s website for the show (laden with hidden multimedia content) was filled with seething, writhing fan…
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