Thursday I finished LOST. I didn't ever watch it when it was on tv because I wanted to watch it from the beginning and I knew I would be hooked... and I was right. I started watching the last week of December as a group (my roommates and Jason). We watched the first 3 Seasons together, but the further into January we got, the busier we became and the harder it became to watch together and it started to become drama. After a lot of stuff went down, I finally got permission from the group to watch on my own. It was super fun to watch as a group... but I was so excited to watch on my own because I could watch it as fast as I wanted. I was so excited in fact that I watched the 4th season in 2 days. Of course it was a shorter season... but still. It was only a couple of weeks after that that I finished the 5th and 6th season.
First I want to say that I LOVED the show. Seriously. I fell in love with the characters right away. I know most people watched it on TV for 6 years, but I was pretty attached in two months time. I loved it enough that I am going to want to watch the whole thing again. Not right away of course... but I will. I mean, I have with Alias several times. It won't have the same thrill as watching it for the first time, but I think watching it the second time will be cool because more things will make sense, I will pick up on things I didn't before. This all being said... since I have just finished it, I have a lot to say and questions to ask. If you have never seen LOST and want to... stop reading, if you have watched it... I would love your thoughts.
The first 3 seasons were my favorite, then it started to get a little weird. I loved that the first couple of seasons gave you background on each character and what lead them to that flight that ended up crashing. I liked that in the different seasons they switched up how they did their character development to the future and then as though the plane never crashed. I felt like it always had me guessing what was going to happen... but I really never knew. I know that a lot of people didn't like the way it ended, but I was actually okay with it. Of course you want to think that they all lived happily ever after... but even though they were all dead, I like how everyone reconnected at the end and were all together in heaven. PS the last episode I was totally crying my eyes out in my office while I watched. Maybe it was because I was touched with people reconnecting and seeing all the flashbacks, maybe it is because I found out everyone was dead. Maybe I just didn't want it to be the last episode... I don't know, but I cried.
As far as the characters of the show went, I liked a lot of them. I of course loved Jack. He was cute, was the hero and leader from the beginning, so I wasn't that surprised when he was still the leader and hero at the end. Although I did think that he reacted emotionally most of the time. I always liked Kate, but I didn't like her going back and forth between Sawyer and Jack. I just wanted her to stay with Jack, so I was happy they ended up together.
Sawyer I liked because he was cute and funny and even though he came across as a tough guy, I always knew he had a good heart. I didn't want him with Kate... and when Kate left the island and he stayed behind I knew he would hook up with Juliet... but I wasn't really attached to them being together either.
John Lock. I know that people had mixed feelings about him... but I always liked him. I always thought he had people's best interest at hand. I would never do anything to hurt anyone and he was super smart. He knew what he was doing... so I always trusted him. Up until he turned into the Monster.
Sayid is the man. I don't think a lot of people would have survived without him. I always believed everything that Sayid said. The only thing that I didn't understand from him is why he fell in love with Shanon. She was SO annoying and her relationship with her step brother was SO weird.
I never could look at Charlie without thinking of him as a Hobbit. Sorry, just couldn't do it. I got annoyed with Charlie's heroin addiction, but overall I liked him and was pretty sad when he died. I think I may have cried. I love how much he adored and took care of Claire.
Hurley is nice and lovable. Everyone loves Hurley. His relationship with Libby was sweet. The only thing that bugged me was that he never lost weight. I'm sorry... but you would lose weight in a situation like that being there for as long as they were.
Ben gave me the creeps the moment he came on the screen for the first time. Ben as a child gave me the creeps. Ben ALWAYS gave me the creeps. I NEVER trusted him, even in the end when he was supposed to be good, I still didn't like him. ewww
I LOVED Sun and Jin's story. I started out thinking that Jin was a jerk and didn't care for him, but I loved seeing the transformation and how they totally fixed their marriage and really came to love each other and forgive each other. When they died... I cried like a baby. Seriously. Sadest thing ever. It was so sweet... but so sad. I was also in my office when I watched that just hoping that nobody would walk by as I was crying my eyes out. How embarrassing.
I wasn't sad when Anna Lucia died, or Shannon. Boone a little... but not much. Mr. Echo always kind of weirded me out, but I was a little sad when he died. I was VERY happy when Michael and Walt left because Michael was seriously starting to get on my nerves. I know a lot of people die or leave, but these were the ones I thought of at the top of my head.
Now I have questions. Okay, in the end, obviously they are all dead, but were they dead in the plane crash before they ever went to the island? I can see why people think that. I wouldn't have thought that unless someone told me and I am not sure if I agree yet or not. If the island is just like spirit prison while they try and figure out whatever lessons they need to learn before they go to heaven... then why did the people leave the island for 3 years and then go back? And then why say they staged the plane at the bottom of the ocean if they really didn't. Why would the dog need to be there? Don't all dogs go to heaven? On the last episode... why was Anna Lucia not ready? Why did Ben not feel comfortable going in the church? Where was Michael and Walt? How about Mr. Echo? If Hurley became the new Jacob, that means he would not die, so how long was he on the island until someone took his place. Maybe the writers don't even know. Even though I have lots of questions... I feel like they answered a lot of questions and gave great closure to the end of the series. Sorry that was kind of scatter brained... but I guess I just want to know what other people thought when it was all over. I heart that show.