Was anyone a "Lost" watcher?

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Was anyone a "Lost" watcher?

I don't watch the show, but will probably get it on DVD now that it's over. How was the finale? Would you start watching it now if you had never watched an episode?

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I don't watch the show, but will probably get it on DVD now that it's over. How was the finale? Would you start watching it now if you had never watched an episode?

Can you believe I never got into Lost? I watched one or two episodes and quit. I'm not a big "drama show" watcher, anyway, so that might explain it. I'd love to read a synopsis of the story, though -- seems like it's pretty interesting as far as plot lines go. biggrin

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Caitie and I were HUGE HUGE HUGE Lost watchers. I easily rank it as my favorite show of all time, Caitie puts it at number two (behind The West Wing).
I'd be happy to answer any questions that do not require me to give away plot.

I will absolutely say the show is worth watching though it is a HUGE mental and emotional investment - but so totally worth it.

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Caitie and I were HUGE HUGE HUGE Lost watchers. I easily rank it as my favorite show of all time, Caitie puts it at number two (behind The West Wing).
I'd be happy to answer any questions that do not require me to give away plot.

I will absolutely say the show is worth watching though it is a HUGE mental and emotional investment - but so totally worth it.

TD -- What was your favorite season?!? And were you disappointed, surprised, or comfortable with the finale?

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You know, I don't know if I could pick a favorite season. The first was so surprising in its originality and mystery, the second was probably the SMARTEST season, the third started weak but built beautifully to probably the best season finale of the series, the fourth season had The Constant and introduction of the freighter folk, the fifth was the cool time jumping stuff, and the sixth answers finally came.

The more I think about the finale the more I liked it. Not everything was answered (fair warning if you're starting), but MOST questions were or at least enough was given that you can figure it out. I have a couple of things that were left unresolved I'd like answers for, but compared to the completion of the characters' stories, those are minor quibbles. The characters were given FANTASTIC conclusions to their stories - the end was emotional and completely satisfying on that level.

So, yes, a little disappointed they didn't resolve everything (which they should have - they set up the mysteries, they should have solved them) - but on the whole extremely satisfied -- I don't think the series finale of any show has every touched me on quite the emotional level "Lost" did.

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You know, I don't know if I could pick a favorite season. The first was so surprising in its originality and mystery, the second was probably the SMARTEST season, the third started weak but built beautifully to probably the best season finale of the series, the fourth season had The Constant and introduction of the freighter folk, the fifth was the cool time jumping stuff, and the sixth answers finally came.

The more I think about the finale the more I liked it. Not everything was answered (fair warning if you're starting), but MOST questions were or at least enough was given that you can figure it out. I have a couple of things that were left unresolved I'd like answers for, but compared to the completion of the characters' stories, those are minor quibbles. The characters were given FANTASTIC conclusions to their stories - the end was emotional and completely satisfying on that level.

So, yes, a little disappointed they didn't resolve everything (which they should have - they set up the mysteries, they should have solved them) - but on the whole extremely satisfied -- I don't think the series finale of any show has every touched me on quite the emotional level "Lost" did.

At least it got an ending. Several of the shows I've really enjoyed in the past few years never got things resolved.

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That's what happened with Flashforward. Caitie and I love it - we're behind about six episodes, but we can't understand what happened with the show.

We know the series ends with a cliff-hanger, but we still plan to watch the rest of them.

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That's what happened with Flashforward. Caitie and I love it - we're behind about six episodes, but we can't understand what happened with the show.

We know the series ends with a cliff-hanger, but we still plan to watch the rest of them.

You're tougher than I am. If I know a show ends without ending then I generally don't bother. They need to at least have some kind of half-ending like Sports Night.

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Well I was one of those that started watching when it first started, then got frustrated with it and stopped. I started watching again over the winter and caught up on the series when the reruns where showing. I for one was very disappointed with the ending. But I think that's the norm on most endings lately. When was the last time anyone really liked the ending to a series they watched regularly.

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Well I was one of those that started watching when it first started, then got frustrated with it and stopped. I started watching again over the winter and caught up on the series when the reruns where showing. I for one was very disappointed with the ending. But I think that's the norm on most endings lately. When was the last time anyone really liked the ending to a series they watched regularly.

This is why we almost always watch shows on DVD. Not to mention the lack of commercials!

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Lost was one of my favorite shows. For sure, it's worth watching. I loved the finale, I thought it was very good. There were times in the 3rd and 4th seasons where episodes seemed a bit bogged down, but I thought the final season was terrific, probably because they knew what the end date was and were laser-focused on wrapping things up.

I'll give you one tip though: Don't watch the pilot episode right before you take a plane anywhere. laugh

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Lost was one of my favorite shows. For sure, it's worth watching. I loved the finale, I thought it was very good. There were times in the 3rd and 4th seasons where episodes seemed a bit bogged down, but I thought the final season was terrific, probably because they knew what the end date was and were laser-focused on wrapping things up.

I'll give you one tip though: Don't watch the pilot episode right before you take a plane anywhere. laugh

I'd just assume not develop a phobia of flying. It would adversely affect my lifestyle. Do you watch much other TV?

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Lost was one of my favorite shows. For sure, it's worth watching. I loved the finale, I thought it was very good. There were times in the 3rd and 4th seasons where episodes seemed a bit bogged down, but I thought the final season was terrific, probably because they knew what the end date was and were laser-focused on wrapping things up.

I'll give you one tip though: Don't watch the pilot episode right before you take a plane anywhere. laugh

I'd just assume not develop a phobia of flying. It would adversely affect my lifestyle. Do you watch much other TV?

Not much any more. My blog sucks up all my "free" time. I watch a few hours a week. Nothing I couldn't live without. I'm thinking I should probably cancel my cable subscription. Got to increase the RAM on my laptop first, though, so I can watch the occasional show on the laptop without it taking 3 hours to download.

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