The Lost series finale in 2010 inspired a lot of different reviews. No Lost series finale review is the same, which is befitting this series. For all the importance of the survivors uniting in life and death, the fans themselves are not all united. Although the overall response may end up being more positive than negative, the backlash is still there. The end may not be bashed as much as Seinfeld and Battlestar Galactica, but it won’t be as embraced as the Six Feet Under ending either – at least not in all circles. As such, Lost series finale 2010 reviews are bound to have a lower score than most expected.
Warning: Major spoilers follow.
The best scale for an episode rating is on Dark UFO, which is updating its episode table for the final time. After 21,000 votes, the Lost series finale 2010 only has an average of 4.21 out of 5. Reviews were far higher for episodes like “Ab Aeterno” “Happily Ever After” and even the finale prelude “What They Died For.”
This rating reflects the “good but not great” vibe from Lost series finale 2010 reviews. Of course, many hard core fans are bound to love it unconditionally, while those on the fence may be less enthusiastic. But for an episode that was anticipated for six years, there likely should have been more raves.
Certain parts of the Lost series finale 2010 got big praise, however. Ironically, for all the debate over the sideways world resolution, it may have had the best emotional moments of the night, due to the various awakenings. On the island, things moved slower as the final battle with the Man in Black formed, followed by another hour of action.
Since little was explained about the island itself, and more confusing elements were added to the infamous cave of light, the Lost series finale reviews were knocked down a peg for that. But virtually everyone admitted after the show, and even before, that the focus of this episode was on the characters, and not the mythology.
At first, everyone knew that Lost was more about the people than the mysteries. But in recent years, that had been forgotten by the fans, and by the show at times. Yet last night, the characters and their emotional journey took over again. Thanks to that, the Lost series finale 2010 reviews may have been more forgiving about the mythology – but maybe not by much.
Jack’s mistakes were easy to mock over the year, but in the end, he carried the weight. Kate finally chose her man, while countless characters found their lost love again. Hurley found a fitting destiny, and Ben may have finally inched towards redemption.
At the least, the Lost series finale 2010 reviews are all sad to see the characters go — even if they didn’t like where they went.
Dark UFO- “What did you think of Episode 6:17/18 – The End?”
TV Fanatic- “Lost Finale Review: Let There Be Light”