Rewatched this a few years ago, and although its style is a little generic; for me one of the greatest series of all time. Such mystery and excitement during this one.. A shame these kind of super shows which run for seasons and season don't seem to be happening anymore (24, Prison Break, etc)
Well, it started out great didn't it? Alas, the writer's strike shortened fourth season and the major (MAJOR) let down of the fifth and final season merely confirmed what the creators had been denying the whole time, that they had just been making it up as they went along...
One of the best shows ever made and truly a groundbreaking one. Fantastic characters, fascinating mythology and the structure of the episodes made for a very compelling viewing experience. The show also features the best twist I have ever seen in any narrative, ever. Unfortunately all this brilliance was tainted by a bad final season and a criminally absurd final episode. Still, can’t give it less than 5 stars.
I know many fans would punch me in the face, but I don't think the ending was all that bad. Actually, I think much of the show's suggestive power lies in it. Finding within yourself the meaning you want to assign to that island can be a powerful and deeply changing experience.I know it was to me.
However, I do agree that too much time was invested in details that would go on to become plot holes or loose ends.