For me, "LOST" (and not just Season 6) was a show with a premise and production values that could have provided a great deal of potential. It really had the potential to be one of the best shows ever. Now, it is and always be a memorable show and has become a pop culture icon. I cannot deny this. But like "STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE", its potential was somewhat eroded by occasional sloppy writing. Hollywood icon, Darryl Zanuck, once said that the backbone to any movie was the quality of its writing. And while "LOST" had its moments of great writing, it was not consistent in quality - especially when it came to characterization. Only characters such as Jack, Locke and Ben managed to maintain well written characterizations to the bitter end. But there were other characters that did not fare as well . . . especially during the last season. At least for me.
If anything Season 6 was the most philosophical season of the show, an entire episode set in a Jungian afterlife, one of a man digging his own grave, and an inversion of the Abel and Cain story/origin of evil episode.
Don't pretend for a minute that Season 3's stab shoot shag, was more intellectual.
If you need to remember more about specific events and characters it definitely helps to right them down.I
Jungian? Perhaps. Perhaps more eclectic, with Gnostic, Sufi, and Essene overtones. Ah, we're back to Jung!
Originally Posted by Professor
Nice synopsis, Professor, although Season 3 probably incited more hormonal flow for the average viewer.
One might ask, "do two right downs equal two wrong ups?" What would Jung say?
Originally Posted by cristofer
Hey Gilly, good to see you're still around. You're probably right about S3 it is more Dark Knight for the viewers with Jack as the fallen Batman in the finale.
Originally Posted by Gilliganista!
Whereas S6 is some weird art movie that no one, not even its creators, really gets.