The show went from having the right balance of mystery and intrigue to a cross between Dr Who on speed and Nick Clegg's pre-election manifesto.
I see that Lost has finally come to an end. But I also see from reading around that the final episode didn't answer any question and that it all ended up in a big puff of Billy Bollocks.
Like this blog wrote last year, within a few seasons Lost went from being one of the most compelling and refreshing TV series of recent years into the most unfeasible collection of inconsequential crap ever known to man.
Personally I gave up at the end of Season 4 because it became apparent that there was no point in getting carried away with all the suspense and anticipation. You just couldn't trust the story line anymore.
Too many events were being undone, reversed and neutralised and the show went from having the right balance of mystery and intrigue to being a proto sci-fi cross between Dr Who on speed and Nick Clegg's pre-election manifesto.
It wouldn't matter if a character had snuffed it. He or she would just resurface five minutes later with the justification that it's all a "parallel universe" or that "the island has been moved" (by turning a rusty handle), or that - didn't you notice- Sawyer was none other than John Locke wearing a syrup all along, while Kate-was-also-Jack-who-pretended-to-be-Charlie-who-was-also-the-dog-who-was-also-Ben-in-Purgatory. That sort of stuff, y'know.
Given how profitable the whole Lost circus had become (just check the action figure dolls for evidence), the end of the show suggests that, truly, the writers must have run out of every single possible twist and turn, even the most bollocksy one available.
What are the bets on a film version coming soon?