Lost – Season 6
I’ve had an interesting journey with LOST. I tried watching Season 1 when it first screen on NZ television, but found it tiresomely boring. I gave up after 3 or 4 episodes. But then when it came out on DVD I decided to give it a second chance and became instantly addicted, watching the entire first season over 4 consecutive nights.
The show has had it’s ups and down and has lost it’s way on numerous occasions. Season 5 however finished with an explosive cliffhanger that had everyone waiting with baited anticipation as to how the sixth and final season was going to play out.
The constantly shifting realms of reality and the un-ending bending of time may have been what got us addicted to LOST in the first place but the shift that takes place in the final season will have even the most ardent LOST fan off balance. It’s almost as if the writers had decided that there was no way thy could actually bring the season to a nice neat end, so threw a curve ball instead, hoping that no body would actually notice that we had all been duped, and the ending was the most obvious of our various guesses, guesses that dated back to the end of the first ever season.
Of course I’m not about to tell you how the series ends in this review.
And I’m not about to bag this final season even though the course the show had been sailing takes a huge seismic shift, because whilst it jars against everything that LOST has done thus far, it’s still a riveting and original addition to the survivors of Oceanic 815’s story.
And that’s about all I’m going to say about the story.
It’s LOST with a twist and you will, for the most part love it. Sure there are entire episodes where the writers once again loose their way, but it still manages to have you hanging on to every scene, every twist and turn, waiting to see just who will be the winner, who will be left standing, and who will eventually leave the island for good.
And then after the most obvious of conclusions, they throw a curve ball. They put in an extra mini episode just for the DVD that (in my humble opinion) grabs the conclusion that you’ve just witnessed and screws it up in a ball, before unravelling it, tearing it to shreds and burning it to ashes.
But I guess that’s just LOST for you. I’d even go out on a limb and say that LOST isn’t finished with us quite yet.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read