"Lost" Series Finale Will Suck
Dominic Monaghan, Daniel Dae Kim, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in a scene from tonight's new episode of "Lost" (Photo: Mario Perez / ABC)
"Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof is almost certain that his hit series will not end satisfactorily. Lindelof recently told Zap2it's Kate O'Hare, "How can you ever possibly think that 'Lost' will end in a satisfying way? Carlton [Cuse] and I can almost guarantee you that it will not."
That's because network execs are a stubborn bunch that refuse to let go of hit shows even after their natural story arcs come to an end: "The reality is," Lindelof says, "that Carlton, myself, J.J. [co-creator J.J. Abrams], the creative brains behind the 'Lost' universe, we could all band together and say, 'We're ending the show after three seasons because that's the arc. They get off the island, and we reveal all the things we want to reveal.' And the network would say, 'No, you won't.' They will hire somebody and do 'Lost,' with or without you."
Uh oh, more proof that my theory of "Lost" lasting just 3.3 years is likely? Sure the network will drag it out, but will anyone watch? Why did Lindelof arbitrarily(?) choose 3 seasons for the sake of his argument? More proof: Lindelof asks viewers to watch "Lost" like they watch "Alias," J.J. Abrams's other ABC show, which, according to O'Hare, "has a plot so convoluted that explaining it could cause a cerebral hemorrhage," and which, oh yeah, is ending in May after 5 seasons of being on the air.
Oh well, I guess we'll have to wait a few more years to see what'll happen when the hacks get their hands on "Lost" and start squeezing every last breath out of it. In the meantime, let's enjoy the show while the original creators and current writers still have a say. New "Lost" episodes start tonight at 9/8c (& 8pm in Hawaii).
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