Dear LOSTerminds Cuse and Lindeloff,
Here stands a TV Addict divided.
On the one hand, I would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly applaud you guys for sticking to your creative vision and seeing it through to the end.
On the other hand, I’d like to remind the two of you that you are not running BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. You don not have a mere 10 episodes remaining to wrap up your story (you’ve got 30.) And more importantly, not everybody who watches your show shares Jeff Jensen or Dr. Artz’s encyclopedic level of knowledge when it comes to everything Dharma.
Again, allow me to reiterate: Across the board, from acting to writing and every department in between, I lack the superlatives to properly express my appreciation for the sheer brilliance and creative audacity that is LOST.
But to borrow a phrase from last night’s Hurley-centric story-line, “Actually, I was kinda confused by that part…”
Or to be more specific: Benjamin Linus’ true intentions! The deal with Charlotte! Ms. Hawking! White flashes! Time travel! Parallel Narratives! Flash-forwards! Flash-backs! Jill the Butcher! Ghost Anna Lucia! Marvin Candle! Daniel Faraday! His rules! Wait! What? Everybody is a Cylon… sorry, wrong show.
Well, you get the idea. My head is still spinning. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After-all, good, sorry great television should challenge, should get you thinking and most of all should generate discussion. An assessment echoed by BSG showrunner Ronald D. Moore when asked in an interview posted on theTVaddict.com yesterday if he was pleased with the fan reaction to Friday’s huge Cylon reveal. “I’m pleased. It got a huge response and that’s what you go for. You try and get a response our of your audience. You want them to feel something, have a reaction, think what it means when Dualla blows her brains out. Whatever their specific reaction is is fine with me as long as they have a reaction and it means something.”
But the question remains: Is it too much to expect the average viewer to remember that the entire series now hinges on a warning (“If you don’t do those things, Desmond David Hume, every single one of us is dead!”) Ms. Hawkin (Fionnula Flanagan) gave to Desmond in an episode that aired almost two years ago?
With two seasons remaining, would it behoove Cuse and Lindeloff to keep in mind that not everybody watches the show with LOST co-producer and longtime script coordinator Gregg Nations at their side to remind them of the hilarious irony that was the death of “red shirt” Neil Frogurt.
This TV Addict certainly thinks so.
Agree, disagree, post away.