This man is a hero.
I should say that if you’re not a fan of Lost you should probably stop, otherwise I’m just going to sound like a blathering fanboy. But I’m not that, I promise.
I loved the finale. I loved it for a lot of reasons. I think a lot of people were upset about questions not being answered, that not enough about the island was explaned, etc. What I think is that the show has never really been about the mythical island; the show was about people. The show was about the human condition, about love, about loss, about finding our way in a world where there are no easy answers.
And to this end, the finale was perfect. At the end of a season which delved into a complex mythology, introduced new characters and put an end to so many old ones, the finale went back to the beginning in the best possible way. Sure, there’s this divine light, a monster made of black smoke, a man who doesn’t age, and a giant Egyptian statue; they gave us passing hints as to what these things are, but what really matters is we all know what they stand for. That there is good and there is evil, and that sometimes it’s very hard to tell the difference — if there’s really any difference at all. What matters in the end are the choices that we make and, perhaps most importantly, the people we care about.
O, Brother Where Art Thou? the most quotable movie ever?
::insert OBWAT quote here::
Wasn’t Rush Limbaugh going to leave the country or something? But then, who’d want him?