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Old 11-02-2013, 14:58
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So I saw the first couple of series when it first aired Channel 4 and I was relatively interested. But then I missed the first half of series 3 and that's when I got completely lost (No pun intended)

There's no argument about the fact its a show you have to dedicate your full attention to to keep up and my dad has all the box sets so me and my friend want to go through them.

Is it worth watching it all? Do the mysteries get solved? I hate nothing more then a show ending with loose ends
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Old 11-02-2013, 15:10
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Is it worth watching? - No
Do all the mysteries get solved? No

I have just saved you about 48 hours of your life, you're welcome.
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Old 11-02-2013, 15:20
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I have just saved you about 48 hours of your life, you're welcome.
86.9 hours apparently, just over three and a half days.
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Old 11-02-2013, 16:19
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It started off well but got weaker and weaker until I lost interest.

The biggest mystery of all was why the big guy didn't lose weight.
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Old 11-02-2013, 16:21
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Surely it's best to make up your own mind? Some people liked it, some didn't.

I, for one, would say yes. Most of the mysteries were solved, it's just that some people didn't necessarily like the answers.
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Old 11-02-2013, 16:34
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I stuck through Lost from the beginning to the end and would recommend this. Don't think i could re-watch it all again though. It gets a bit confusing along the way and seems like the writers sometimes just make things up as they go along but it's still a good series to watch.

No not all the mysteries get solved which is a bit annoying but most of them do. I found the ending to be very very weak though but i don't think you'd regret it if you watched it! Some very good storylines and shockers along the way!
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Old 11-02-2013, 16:40
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A lot of the mysteries don't get solved, some later plot elements get confusing and rather strange, but that's okay.

The best reason to watch lost is for the great characters and character interactions, which really make up the majority of the enjoyment in the show for me. I would recommend it, but then I love lost, so maybe I'm biased!
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Old 11-02-2013, 16:57
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As one of Losts's biggest fans i would say i loved the series.

About 99% of the questions were answered, but there were some that were not and if they were had really bad or weird explanations. I spent plenty of time researching the show between episodes and i loved the way it ended.

I think most people didn't follow it like me and so didn't understand that most questions were actually answered. Everyone i spoke to has said that this question wasn't answered or that question wasn't answered (e.g why did pregnant women die on the island etc,,,) and what they don't realise is that the questions were answered in certain episodes or with a certain comment form a certain charcter. So having watched the series about 3 times now i can say the show does make sense but it was clear that they were delaying the story/adding in irerlevent bits during season 3 when they were trying to decide on a season limit with ABC, the tv channel.

So if you were interested in the first 2 seasons and like the idea of the show i say watch it. Prepare to be confused and if you can try and remember all the stuff shown/said as it does all add up in the end. It's the people who didn't take the time who say that it doesn't make sense or that all the questions weren't answered.

Sure there are a few ways i'd have changed the show to make it better/story flow better/make sense. But i think the writers did an ecellent job and it's still the best show of it's type till this date.

All i'd say is that season 3 is boring. but if you stick to the end season 3 has the best cliffhanger on any tv show ever, and it gets better from there.
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Old 11-02-2013, 17:04
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I didn't enjoy the later seasons as it progressed. I found something to like about most of it but the final season was sorely lacking for me.

But I would say the show as a whole is worth watching at least once. It's an interesting story if anything, you might actually enjoy it. It's best to form your own opinion rather than base it on someone else's.

Maybe watch season 1 again and if you are interested in the show continue.
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Old 11-02-2013, 17:15
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Watch the first 3 seasons and then make up your own ending.
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Old 11-02-2013, 17:22
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I'd say yes. Season 4 & 5 were 2 of my favourite seasons. Yes, Season 6 is a bit limp, but the majority of the mysteries get solved. I liked how it ended but understand why a lot of people don't.
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Old 11-02-2013, 17:33
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[quote=Yog101;64192072]I'd say yes. Season 4 & 5 were 2 of my favourite seasons. Yes, Season 6 is a bit limp, but the majority of the mysteries get solved. I liked how it ended but understand why a lot of people don't.[/QUOTE]

I'd say if you were a casual fan the th bit in the bold makes sense. But if you let the story run and made sure you followed it then the ending was pretty good. Not the best ending ever, but overall the show was probably the best show ever at the time.
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:27
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luXl7AnGpKw
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:37
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No, absolutely rubbish ending.
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:38
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Me and my sister have rewatched it all the way through about 2-3 times now.
It's certainly enjoyable and an entertaining ride. If you love the characters and feel a real connection to them and their lives you'll love the ending. But if you are fascinated by the mysteries of the island and looking for a fully fleshed out plot then you'll be left feeling a bit frustrated.
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Old 11-02-2013, 19:39
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The thing there is that half of the questions were answered.
The first question "why did the smoke monster take the pilot?" has an inferred answer as soon as you learn what the smoke monster is and what it wanted.

And the questions about Walt cannot be answered and only have inferred answers due to the fact that Walt was not able to shoot any episodes after s2/3.

So this video is pretty much all answerable.
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:02
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OP I think that people did not much like series 3 because of a rather radical change in direction, but I thought it was fine.. Series 4 and 5 though are terrific, including an episode voted #1 TV programme of all time. (No spoilers please trolls).

I chatted once with a man who said that many questions were unanswered, but when I asked him to name some, he said pathetic things like why there were polar bears, and were the numbers cursed. He obviously did not even watch it. Of course for some of the explanations you have to pay attention.
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:06
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OP I think that people did not much like series 3 because of a rather radical change in direction, but I thought it was fine.. Series 4 and 5 though are terrific, including an episode voted #1 TV programme of all time. (No spoilers please trolls).

I chatted once with a man who said that many questions were unanswered, but when I asked him to name some, he said pathetic things like why there were polar bears, and were the numbers cursed. He obviously did not even watch it. Of course for some of the explanations you have to pay attention.
I agree, the amount of stupid questions people ask is ridiculous. Like i said 99% of questions were answered. Sure there are some where you have to look hard for the answer or remember something from a couple of seasons back, but thats what i love about the show. Easily the best show of the decade.
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Old 11-02-2013, 21:27
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No and never bothered to watch the last series and like another said, the interaction between the characters is the best reason to watch it.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:37
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No. It's drivel.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:58
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Like i said 99% of questions were answered.
Although in some cases the answer was

"Because it's MAGIC! Ooooooooo" /wave hands

or

"They mean nothing, nope, just coincidence"

Not all answers are good answers
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:11
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I tried re-watching it a few weeks back. Got so annoyed with it by the end of the 2nd pilot episode that I was advised by my other half to just let it go

So annoying seeing all the potential and knowing how things end up. And yes, when it was initially on telly I would follow all the back-matter and ARGs online. There was so much there that they just didn't follow up on. Literary allusions pointed to that ended up making far more sense and being better stories than Lost ever could (thanks to the creators of Lost for getting me interested in, and reading, Kurt Vonnegut, for example).

There are times in the show when it's obvious even the creators were confused
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Even though the Lost: Video Game was dire and could be completed in 3 hours, even THAT made more sense than the whole 6 series worth of TV. In fact, a totally different program, The Lost Christmas (rough around the edges redemption/supernatural/time travel story), does in 90 minutes what Lost failed to do in 6 series...

Ugh!
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:20
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watching lost is like drunk sex.

it's not entirely unenjoyable and it seems like it seems a good idea but the longer it goes on the longer you realise it will last, and ultimately you begin to suspect there will be no pay off at all.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:42
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I watched Lost in it's entirety and would rate it as the best piece of tv I have seen but a lot of the appeal was the endless discussions it provoked each week on forums like this and during coffee breaks at work each Monday morning. Also the anticipation that was created at the end of each series when you wanted to know what questions were going to be answered in the next series or what twists would blow your mind!
Would I watch it in full again? Doubtful, but I will definitely watch certain episodes again and the final episode, which for me was weak, but then maybe I will change my mind second time around.
I would recommend you watch it all otherwise you will be missing out on a major piece of tv history, not flawless but is there such a beast?
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:57
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Ending was a let down.
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