LOST: Wow, it’s all clear now

When a LOST season DVD would come out, I usually would immediately put it on the player and watch it all again. For the first time, this was not a case with the 6th and final LOST season, which was of course a huge cop-out.

After not having watched, or even thought of the show for many months, I got a clearer perspective about its real nature, while I was having lunch today:

– The Others are the easily-misdirected disciples.
– Ben is their High Priest, who’s never actually have had any direct contact with a deity.
– Richard is a prophet, who was touched by a deity.
– Jacob is an angel, created by God.
– MIB is the devil, created by God.
– The Island is the God.
– The survivors are representing change in an already old establishment.

Originally, we see the struggle of half of the survivors following science (Jack), and the other half following faith (Locke). But eventually, faith wins: Jack becomes a disciple himself, and he never gets any answers. All that happens at the end is simply the succession of the old religious establishment to the new one. But science LOSES. We never got the kind of finale that there was supposed to be there.

Of course, it was obvious that LOST was always a very religious-related show, but I never thought of it as deeply connected to religion as I described above, because the writers misdirected us into science fiction plots instead. Up to season 5, all the ingredients were there for a science fiction-based finale, but we got the religious one at the end. After the writers’ bait & switch disgraceful 6th season, it became clear to me that LOST was all about giving the finger to progressives and the thumbs up to conservatives.

The only thing that would save Lindelof and Cuse from despising them for the rest of my life, is if they would come clean and acknowledge their error, or speak of a TV network mandate to go religious in order to appeal to Middle America.


memsom wrote on January 10th, 2011 at 7:25 AM PST:

I honestly just watched the show. I never read in tot he hype or listened to the stuff you tuned in to with regards to the writers. Nothing that happened surprised me at all. It was all pretty much like I assumed.

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Eugenia wrote on January 10th, 2011 at 2:17 PM PST:

It was not the same for, I’d say, 75% of the web citizens who watched LOST.

Pdf Nina wrote on January 13th, 2011 at 2:19 AM PST:

Remember the episode when Hurley wanted to jump from the cliff, but Libby talked him out of it? That’s the first time it was brought up that the island might not have been real after all. That made me think that they were already dead, and dying on the island wouldn’t make any difference anyway. I was second guessing that the island was a transition between life and death. The devil and the angel story was very disappointing to say the least. However, at least it makes sense why no babies were born alive, especially those who were conceived on the island.

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