Yesterday I managed to see Lost season 3 episode 11, entitled Enter 77. Having followed Lost intently since the very first episode, it’s now becoming clear to me that there are two types of episodes. There are episodes that reveal tiny tidbits of “Lost mythology”—those are the episodes that deal with what’s actually going on. Then there are the “fleshing out” episodes, episodes that mainly elaborate on the stories of each of the Lost characters. In that way, Lost is very much like Star Trek, which might indicate that Lost is here to stay for a while.
That almost brings me to my point. Like the two types of episodes, I think there are two types of viewers. There are those who are lost and have no idea what’s going on and love it and those who are lost but despise it.
While I’m slightly annoyed at having zealously watched three seasons, having had to drop countless theories, I’m still firmly in the first camp. I love Lost, even if they’re milking it this season. What camp are you in? To put it in another way, would you like the producers to announce an end date to the series? Or would you (like me), like the series to continue for two or three more seasons (as long as they do end the series at some point)?
While I’m at it, I might as well dive into that whole Lost mythology. If you’re averse to spoilers, you might not want to read on. There’s been talk of the island being some sort of buddhist Shangri-La (Dharma is a buddhist concept, by the way), so right now I’m holding on to that as my best bet of an explanation. What’s your best bet?