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Monday, May 24, 2010

FN – Lost Finale Review (5/24/10 Mon) 28.52

FN – Lost Finale Review (5/24/10 Mon) 28.52 (56:56 / 52.4 MB)
The Overnightscape Underground ( – May 2010 – Track 52
Frank Nora in NJ and NYC. A review of last night’s Lost Season Finale.
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posted by Frank at 8:06 am filed in FN,Frank,May10,nyc,ramplers  


  1. Agreed, pissed that I stayed up to watch that. Angry that they blew the opportunity, lazy writing, sad.

    Comment by titfos — May 24, 2010 @ 10:35 am

  2. Wall is brilliant. Time to put on your writing cap. Giraffe in the sky? Not so much. 🙂

    Comment by J. Wiz — May 24, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

  3. I loved LOST for the great characters, and dug the finale big time, it moved me greatly with these character arcs closing off. to each their own.
    Wall is pretty cool, though… david hasselhoff needs work, brother, get to it!

    Comment by alex m — May 24, 2010 @ 9:50 pm

  4. Glad I never watched “Lost”. Sounds horrible.

    I’d watch “Wall” though. Especially if it mysteriously synced up perfectly with the soundtrack from “The Wizard of Oz”…

    Comment by Neal — May 24, 2010 @ 10:09 pm

  5. i’ve gotta wonder frank, you spin your own analogies on kubrick films which give no definitive answers on their subject, but lost does the same
    and you get extra vicious about it? i understand where you’re coming from, because i wish there were some clear cut answers as well…
    but i gotta wonder if you have some subjective leniency towards one subject or another . . .

    Comment by alex m — May 25, 2010 @ 8:56 pm

  6. All the unanswered questions, such as the ones listed here:

    …suggest tantalizing mysteries which the viewers of the show expected there would be answers for – because the writers and producers said they had a master plan!

    In retrospect, we see it for what it was… using ever more complex “mysteries” to entice the audience, with nothing backing them up. Had I known that way back when, I may have decided to stop watching the show.

    The movie 2001 is a special case, because I do believe that every single frame of that movie was done with symbolic intent, whether or not it is spelled out for the viewer.

    Another filmmaker, David Lynch, makes movies that are mysterious without explanations, but never come across as anything else – you know what you are getting into.

    Lost wound up being a kind of bait and switch. Of course, many people predicted this was how it would go, but I had faith… and kept watching.

    Comment by Frank — May 26, 2010 @ 4:22 am

  7. yeah i agree with that whole colleghumor bit, and i think the writers are definitely full of crap when it comes to revealing mysteries (let’s see if that holds true on that dvd claim.)

    i guess I’m alone in finding it interesting that these characters went through some insane stuff, and it didn’t bug me that not everything came to light.

    I viewed it more of a fantasy show right after season 3 when the god characters came about (i guess it’s also the writers way to have deus ex machina occur)

    lazy writing on their part, probably… to me if it had stayed int he vein of season 1&2 when i thought smokey was nanomachines & dharma, then I would’ve probably demanded more answers.

    so to me, it became less about these haunting mysteries and musical cues, and more about these peoples journeys and what happened to them, though i will say by season 6 there was zero character development

    except for Jack. very polarizing finale, eh. don’t screw wall up this way. (In the end someone just installed a high tech video screen into main characters wall and played a sequence from “attack of the clones”.)

    Comment by alex m — May 26, 2010 @ 6:55 am

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