Yes, they’re really good at keeping you hooked week in and week out, but really what kind of story are they telling? Â They’ve built up and tried to justify so much mythos, from those things they never should have bothered addressing to those they’ve long forgotten, Lost is a mess of made up science and ham fisted romance.
When the show started, they had a pretty simple formula: tell a little mystery tale and use it to explore the emotional lives of the folks on the island. Â Starting with season 2 they strayed further and further away as they tried to keep the hardcore fans happy with answers that asked more questions and new, increasingly bizarre questions. Â They lost sight of what was powerful about the show- examining how people live in this circumstance and the emotions that brought them there.
I’ll admit that I will watch this season through to the end, but I’m not going to pretend I’m watching because it’s a good show.
OMG WHAT’S IN THE HATCH!?
Note: The things that happened to Lost also happened to Buffy, Angel and Alias to name a few shows and they tend to happen to most serialized shows after a while. Â The universe of the program consumes everything else over time.