That’s the word that comes to mind when I think about last night’s season finale of Lost. So totally lame. For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, you might want to skip this post (rant).
The first hour was fine … until a very grown-up Walt comes to the wounded Locke and tells him to get his butt in gear. Is it really Walt? The smoke monster? Does anyone care anymore?
AndÂ kill off the one-eyed guy already. He’s been beaten, had his brain electrocuted, and shot with a spear gun. But somehow, he manages to put on scuba gear, find a grenade,Â blow up part of the underwater hatch, and drown Charlie. Is he a superhero in disguise or something?
And Charlie … poor Charlie died, and he didn’t have to. Charlie, why didn’t you put on the scuba gear before you disabled the jamming system? When you saw one-eyed guy with the grenade outside the hatch, why didn’t you run to the other side of the door and shut it so you wouldn’t drown? Or try to swim out the porthole afterwards? At least Charlie managed to tell Penny that Desmond is alive and learn that Naomi isn’t working for her before he died — and he told Desmond too.
And then, there’s Jack. I really can’t stand his character anymore. He’s so smug and self-righteous. Sayid is a much better leader. And we got two hours of Jack flashback going over the same ground as before — wife left him and now he’s turned into a pill-popping alcoholic, just like his father.
Only the twist was that theÂ Jack flashbacks weren’t flashbacks — they were flash-forwards, showing the future. Evidently, he and at least Kate get off the island. Jack goes to someone’s funeral (I’m thinking it was Locke), and Kate has to get home to someone (I’m thinking that’s Sawyer). And Jack mentions his father too — like he’s still alive. Please don’t tell me that the island magically heals a dead guy. I know this is supposed to be a fantasy, but that’s just sloppy world building and not following your own rules.
But in the future, Jack wants to go back to the island, spouting the same destiny crap as Locke has been the last three years. This was supposed to be the major thing that completely changed the show? A flash-forward? How over-hyped.
The only part of the show I found entertaining was Hurley running over the Others with that old VW van he found earlier in the year. That was cool.
Lost capped what has been a disappointing May on TV. In general, I’ve been underwhelmed by TV season finales this year.
Grey’s AnatomyÂ was just depressing, with everyone dealing with their personal crises. And how unrealistic is it to have Derek and Meredith break up now, after he’s gotten divorced and she dumped her vet boyfriend? Geez. Talk about dragging something out just to drag it out. Just let them be happy for a while. Or let somebody on the show be happy.
CSI was appropriately creepy, but the Miniature Killer also underwhelmed me. The chick is obviously crazy, but nobody’s going to call the cops on her? Nobody thinks she’s weird and suspicious? And they’re going to let her work at the police station? And they never really explained why she killed those people. Because she cleaned their homes with bleach? Again, kind of lame.
Heroes was a bit of a let-down as well. I knew Nathan would swoop in at the last minute and fly Peter out of the city so he wouldn’t kill everyone. And again, just kill Sylar already. It was cool to see all the heroes at the end, though.
I’d have to say out of all the finales I’ve watched, My Name is Earl was the best — with a twist I didn’t see coming with Earl taking the fall for Joy and going to jail. IÂ haven’t watched the last two episodes of Veronica Mars yet (I’m a bad fan, I know). But I’m hoping it lives up to its usual excellence.
What about you? Did you enjoy the Lost finale? Hate it? Inquiring minds want to know …