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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
captain capricious: bsg:karasamoncapricacynthia_arrow on May 24th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
lizardbeth: Julietlizardbeth_j on May 24th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
yay! EEE!!

I think LJ ate my reply to your post, I'll see if it shows up and then try again.