I would like to say that anyone who was satisfied with the ending of Lost is an idiot, but I will not. See, I find that my opinion is not absolute. I walked out of “Dumb and Dumber.” It is one of two movies that I have walked out of in all my long life. At that time, I thought anyone who liked that movie must be an idiot. Then I had a very intelligent, kind, good man tell me it was one of his favorite movies.
So, rather than say you are an idiot for being satisfied with the ending of Lost I will just say “I do not understand how your brain works."
They all die in the end? Uh, any good writer knows you can’t end a story that way. “And then they all died!” Immediately your reader is going to feel cheated.
You also can’t introduce a whole bunch of plot threads, call them “mysteries” and then not solve them and expect people not to care.
Except – people don’t seem to care, which baffles the hell out of me.
(Stole the following list from a person on The Ferret’s website who posted as anonymous so I cannot give him credit.)
MAJOR PLOTLINES ON LOST THAT TURNED OUT TO BE COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT!
1. "Walt is really special"
2. "Sayid kills a bunch of people for Ben"
3. "Mr. Eko"
4. "People on the island can't have babies"
6. "Eloise Hawking"
7. "Widmore v. Ben"
8. "NOT PENNY'S BOAT"
9. "You're a candidate"
10. "Jacob brought people to the island"
You’re fine with the fact that NONE of those things mean ANYTHING?
Then, I don’t understand how your brain works.
Please don't try to explain to me that all that mattered to you was the characters. No, I am sorry, this was not a character driven show. Friends was a character driven show. So was Seinfeld. Dallas. So is Dexter, Grey's Anatomy, and Castle. This was a PLOT and MYSTERY and WHAT IS THE ISLAND driven show.