Any Lost fans here?

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Loved the ending, thought it was great… Just too many unanswered questions for me… I wouldn’t have minded if they just said what the Island is? how it got there, who built it?… Were there Egyptians on the island?… Why didn’t jack turn into smokey when he went to the light? Where was Mr Eko? Where was Walt & Michael? Why didn’t ben join them? Why was it so important for clare to raise her own baby? What do the numbers really mean? Why did the others steal passengers and kids? Why cant women have babies on the island? Why was Widmore kicked off the island? How come Hurley and Miles can talk to dead people? WTF happened in the cabin when it was all supernatural like? What lies in the shadow of the statue? Ash that stopped smokey? Is Richard now mortal? Did Christian know about the Island when he was alive? What happened to Ben’s annie? What was the reason for EVERYONE being connected somehow? Where is Ana Lucia? What was the point in the RULES? What WAS the Island? Why couldn’t MIB leave the island? What would happen if he did? What was MIB/Smokey’s real name? Why did the light turn MIB into Smokey and nobody else? Why the **** was there polar bears on the Island? Why turning the wheel dropped you off in Tunisia? Why was Locke so special? Where did all the island’s structures & landmarks come from? Who build them? Why could desmond survive electromagnetic shocks? What was the light? What happened to Jack’s son? What was the point in all the time travelling? How did the island move? Why? What does it mean the phrase “You are like me now”? wtf? How did Jacob leave the Island whenever he wanted?

I cant be arsed thinking of anymore – but the above proves one thing… Im disappointed about not knowing them.
 
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Loved the ending, thought it was great… Just too many unanswered questions for me… I wouldn’t have minded if they just said what the Island is? how it got there, who built it?… Were there Egyptians on the island?… Why didn’t jack turn into smokey when he went to the light? Where was Mr Eko? Where was Walt & Michael? Why didn’t ben join them? Why was it so important for clare to raise her own baby? What do the numbers really mean? Why did the others steal passengers and kids? Why cant women have babies on the island? Why was Widmore kicked off the island? How come Hurley and Miles can talk to dead people? WTF happened in the cabin when it was all supernatural like? What lies in the shadow of the statue? Ash that stopped smokey? Is Richard now mortal? Did Christian know about the Island when he was alive? What happened to Ben’s annie? What was the reason for EVERYONE being connected somehow? Where is Ana Lucia? What was the point in the RULES? What WAS the Island? Why couldn’t MIB leave the island? What would happen if he did? What was MIB/Smokey’s real name? Why did the light turn MIB into Smokey and nobody else? Why the **** was there polar bears on the Island? Why turning the wheel dropped you off in Tunisia? Why was Locke so special? Where did all the island’s structures & landmarks come from? Who build them? Why could desmond survive electromagnetic shocks? What was the light? What happened to Jack’s son? What was the point in all the time travelling? How did the island move? Why? What does it mean the phrase “You are like me now”? wtf? How did Jacob leave the Island whenever he wanted?

I cant be arsed thinking of anymore – but the above proves one thing… Im disappointed about not knowing them.
Some of those questions were in fact explicitly answered.
 
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Some of those questions were in fact explicitly answered.
Please show me the answers.

"Lost" always was a show with only one topic: the redemption, that said in other words is the acceptance of the destiny, which in the end is the death.

The majority of we stretch in the present, immersing the life in a bottle of nothing. We sink ourselves denying the destiny. The famous "flashsideways" of "Lost" are precisely that: the happy life of the main characters, what they would like to have been but they weren´t; and they were not for a simple motive: because it was not their destiny. Their destiny was to die, since of all, but to die of a certain way. The wonderful and exciting of the end of "Lost" is that it seems to say to us that there is a way of overcome the death, and not only it is to sacrifice itself pursuing something at the top, but remembering. If we do not remember, we are dead. If we live through a life plunged in the oblivion, in the denial and the ignorance, all our happiness will be only apparent. To survive and to take forward a normal existence,it was implying a cost for the protagonists: to forget.

To remember leads them to dying, and at the same time to entering this space where the time does not exist, where only there is space and light, which is not another thing that the place where the spark of the life ignites. We live for these instants that make us happy, small moments that we load until the end. Let's think that we are in our bed of death, minutes before of expiring: what would we remember? The people that we loved and who made us suffer and laugh, that tied us to the life and removed us from the death. The bourgeois comfort is so small thing at this time. We are grateful even badly that we spend it, because we accept our destination. To deny the death is to deny the life.

How many times in the series we listen to the phrase " let it go ", " move on"? It is present from the first season, when Jack was a scientist stuck to the fear of the life (it is interesting to think how much exists the denial of the death in the medicine, of the men trying to appease desperate the irreversible thing, but forgetting the big answers, expanding the moment of acceptance). " To let it to go " it is knowing the motive for which you are in the Island (replace Island by World). Because of it Locke, from the beginning, understands so well the functioning of the game, because him is not afraid to the death. When the Black Smoke drags it to a hollow and Jack rescues it, Locke asks him to let it go, that he will not spend anything. It is clear that Jack thinks that something will spend (the death) and rescues it.


Another clear example that he says to us that the topic of "Lost" always was this one: Charlie in the third season, when he finds out about his death across Desmond. Initially, and thanks to the help of Scot, he tries to clear and to extend his life, but then he realizes that the better thing is to sacrifice itself for the others. There was no another option. Eventually, there is no another option for anybody. The Charlie of the "flashsideways" is a Charlie very similar to the Charlie of the Island, because the two share this fascination for living at the edge of the death without accepting it.

Let's think about Jesus, since "Lost" has insisted so much on the religious metaphors. But let's think about him as a common man, not as the son of God. Simply a man who realizes that it is special, that knows that he will be crucified,and that will have to happen for an atrocious torment, but only to be reborn. The God's voice is absent in the New Testament, because God is a Man who goes beyond the death. The whole history of the New Testament is a subterfuge to say to us that the resurrection is possible, as long as we die accepting what we truly are. In a Biblical "flashsideway", Jesus had been an assistant of happy and calm carpenter, and he had never died in a so traumatic way.


The fear is paralyzing. And it is the opposite to the love. The one who is afraid can not love. Because of it, in order to accept their deaths they must find his pairs in the Island (the World). The history of Penny and Desmond is probably the most significant (it tells the history of a of separations and reunions, of learning that a constant exists beyond the cold universe), but also we have Kate and Jack, Sawyer and Juliet, Charlie and Claire, Hurley and Libby, Sun and Jin. They can be loved and meet again when they lose the fear.


It is not this reading much more satisfactory than knowing "what happened with Walt's high ghost "? Surely there will be thousands of theories over what happened or not, and the scriptwriters are sufficiently intelligent to leave the fans with desire of more, but beyond this we must celebrate that they have decided to approach to the topics that will make the show an immortal history. Because as soon as we know what are the numbers, what do we still have to know? We throw the DVDs to a side, forget them and go to bed to sleeping a siesta. But with this class of questions and answers, we will be able to return to the series again and again, or every time when the distress of the death assaults us.

We know already that every eye opened on the beginning of a chapter it was meaning only on thing: a new opportunity to be redeemed.

Good luck.
 
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So why was this show so popular again? I tryed watching a few episodes and each time I was like this is the worst version of survivor ever. It was just blah imo.
I can't believe that you would actually expect anyone to prove to you in a forum thread that this show was "one of the best ever" (or any other superlative, I'm not sure exactly where I'd rate it yet).

No one is going to convince you that this show was great, and no one should feel they need to make you want to watch it. At the same time, please realize that it has spawned a lot of intelligent conversation, and has been followed by many people, not all of them numb-brains.

You didn't like it, that's fine. Now it's time to let go.
 
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Please show me the answers.
I understand your general point, but there were specific plot points you mentioned that were in fact answered. If this was not a rhetorical question, I could list the answers to some of the questions you posed (maybe I just have a good memory for stupid plot details?) Do you want me to do that?
 
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Please show me the answers.
I understand your general point. Some of the plot questions you brought up do have specific, unambiguos answers however. I wasn't sure if you were asking a rhetorical question here. Do you want a point by point on some of those questions?
 
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I understand your general point, but there were specific plot points you mentioned that were in fact answered. If this was not a rhetorical question, I could list the answers to some of the questions you posed (maybe I just have a good memory for stupid plot details?) Do you want me to do that?
If you would be so kind, Sir.
 
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So why was this show so popular again? I tryed watching a few episodes and each time I was like this is the worst version of survivor ever. It was just blah imo.
Everybody I know who has tried watching it by just watching a few random episodes has hated it. Contrarily, everybody I know who started with the first episode loved it. As an extremely heavily serialized story, it works more like a novel then a conventional television show. Starting in the middle isn't going to work.
 
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So why was this show so popular again?
It was thought provoking for many.
I tryed watching a few episodes and each time I was like this is the worst version of survivor ever.
Having never watched even a single episode of "Survivor", I can't really comment on that.
 

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