Damon Lindelof and Cartlon Cuse are glad that you’re finally over hating the Lost finale. “Strangely, what happened over the last couple months, is that every single person loves it. It seems like that’s actually been a change,” Cuse said on the red carpet for the Spike Scream Awards over the weekend. (There was a big tribute to Lost during the ceremony, although it did not win best TV show.)
“The finale is like a relationship,” Lindelof said. “When it ends at first, you only remember why it ended. But as time goes on, you focus on why you were in it the first place. I think that is what is starting to happen now.”
Okay, I’ll accept that metaphor. The finale was indeed like the end of a relationship — one that had become baffling and unpredictable. “But we used to have so much fun!” I said, in the heat of a fight toward the end of things. And Lost said “I’m still having fun,” which struck me as very passive aggressive.
“I used to brag to my friends about what a special and unique show you were, how you held my interest and made my heart race, and surprised and delighted me for weeks,” I sighed.
“You said you liked CJ from West Wing, I gave you CJ from West Wing!” Lost said, throwing up his hands. “It’s like you change the rules every week.”
“No!” I said. “We were supposed to change the rules together! The crazy show and the crazy fan — it’s a classic,” I whimpered through my bitter, bitter tears.
“You can’t change me,” Lost insisted. “It’s not my fault you spent two seasons just seeing what you wanted to see. I never lied.”
A-sigh. I guess I’m over it? I mean, I know why we got together — it was really exciting there at the beginning — but I just can’t remember why we stuck it out for so long. Live and learn, I guess. Maybe this is why I’m having such a hard time trusting The Event….
What about you, PopWatchers? Have your feelings about the Lost finale changed? Are you over the bitter end to your love affair with the show? (Reporting by Nicholas E. White.)