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24 May 2010 @ 12:16 am
Show. I just can't even process.

I'm a little afraid to read reactions because I can see how some might have hated it for various things. I also fully expect some people to not understand wtf just happened.


I thought it was beautiful. Earned. Expected and yet surprising. It 'answered' what I needed answered and made me realize that the rest of it doesn't fucking matter.

Everyone got a little something in the end. And above all, as Christian said, it was their time on the Island which affected them so profoundly: most because they died there, some because they lived on afterward and were never the same. It wasn't the Island that was purgatory -- it was the Sideways verse.

As anyone reading this knows, my personal fictional hobby-horse is very much destiny, mysticism, and death. So yes, this obviously was RIGHT THERE in the sweet spot, even more than I expected.

Sartre said that Hell is other people. But this show makes me cry because its point has ALWAYS been that other people are also our Heaven. None of them went on alone - none of them went on without ALL of the others. And that, I think, is a wonderful, hopeful ending.

(I'm not quite sure what it says about me that Kara and Sam dying and going to the Other Side, and this one where EVERYBODY is dead and working out their issues before heading off into the light, is a hopeful ending. But it is.)

I sort of want to squee about some things that were awesome and squeeworthy, but this isn't that post. This is the "holy shit it's over and it stirred many emotions and it was amazing" post.

And if you didn't agree, THIS IS NOT THE POST TO TELL ME SO, mmkay?


Oh, by the way.... ABC, with the exception of the Target ads which were brilliant, I HATE YOU horribly for chopping this show into little pieces with your billions of ads. YOU SUCK.
Current Mood: melancholymelancholy
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lizardbeth: BSG- Templelizardbeth_j on May 24th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
I'm shocked (ok, not really) by how many people completely misinterpreted it as the entire SERIES being purgatory. Even the main tv critic in my paper! NOOOO. Just goes to show that even if they HAD explained everything, some people would just misunderstand or not buy it or not like it anyway, so it was probably a better choice to leave a lot of it on the floor.

I'm amused though, speaking of Narnia, by the people who reject the ending because of the afterlife angle. It's like they're taking the reality of the characters too far and forgetting that we're not ACTUALLY seeing what happens after people die. It's a STORY, people! Jeez.

Oh Ben. :( But I like that even after however-many years as Hurley's second and presumably doing good, he still has some stuff to work through (obv Alex and Danielle). And a little bit that he was never really OF them so he couldn't join them.

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lizardbeth: BSG- Templelizardbeth_j on May 24th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
Christian DID nicely exposit, so I have NO CLUE where some of this is coming from! Except people WILL BE MORONS on the internet, it's a law! LOL

And yes, ITA that the others who weren't in the church were going in their own time. But I think it was right that Ben didn't go with them. I picture Richard as having gone already I mean, there's no way he'd be sticking around if his wife is waiting for him. Or if he had a Sideways, it had Jacob in it, since Jacob was a far bigger connection/issue to Richard than the losties were, when it comes to the Island.

And no I don't think Miles was there. No freighter folk were in the anteroom. In fact, I think Juliet was the last of the characters introduced that was in the room. Most were original recipe losties, plus Penny But as Mister Exposition *g* put it, they were the people who most profoundly mattered to each other while on the Island.

It's interesting to look at that group and realize that only Kate,Claire, James, Des and Penny died someplace else than the Island -- so OF COURSE it profoundly affected them, it's where they died! So of course, they'd want to experience a life where that didn't happen. only to realize they missed those connections and they were just as happy with the way things had actually happened.

and oh yes, I keep writing comments I should just put in a post. Since I'm blathering. :)