Originally Posted by psk2310
JJ's Almost Human on Fox wasn't too bad as far as a network show goes. My wife even liked it a bit. I respect his grind. He tries to put out quality ish...
Something about it just felt like leftover parts from Fringe, and I used to tell people to just watch the premiere and last 2 episodes, but skip the rest of the first season of Fringe. So I kinda do that with every JJ thing now.
Originally Posted by awwsome
Never watched Lost but from the outrage over the finale I don't feel like I missed much
is...if you put someone onto something that's already done, you wanna have a point, right? Like if it's a comedy, it's cuz it was really funny. If it's a crime show, it's cuz it was tense and had some awesome and real moments. If it's a mystery, it should have a good ending. If it's good, it should be memorable. If it's long, there should be something rewarding about finishing it.
I don't know what you'd get out of Lost
. The first season's one of the greatest action dramas ever on TV ever. Perfect. The 2nd...wasn't as great, but still damn good. The third was up and down, and tough at parts, but ended with one of the best finales ever. Then you gotta take some leaps of faith. And then the last (6th) season made most people retroactively dislike most of what they used to like, or feel like they wasted their time, or have to do a lot of settling to call it a good ending.
It's not that it ended bad. It's that it tried to get away with saying...don't worry about all the mysteries...see? People are happy and crying and doesn't that make you feel good, regardless? Technically...the story never ended, and that's the problem. It just tried to distract you, spit some philosophical bs and slip out through the backdoor, hope you didn't notice.
Only difference between Lost and a lot of the shows on now, is that those still have hope for greatness in the future. Lost
is the greatest show that fell off a cliff. Most of those probably will too, but Lost had a longer way to fall. Most good shows have 4 or 5 great characters. Lost
had a supernatural ability to create a great character you cared about every other episode. There had to be like 25, and most Losties could name them right now off the head.
That's something special for what it is. 6 of the best characters ever on network TV. Best TV score of all time. Some of the most memorable scenes ever on a network drama. Hell, I'd actually tell you stopping at season 5 would let you enjoy it more. I just don't exactly know
what someone would get out of the show now.
Originally Posted by lawdog1
Yeah, I think you're right. The ending is on Lindeloff and Cuse.
Yeah, I'm just over JJ, cuz of Undercovers
, the end of Alias
, Super 8
and now Star Trek into Darkness
. I get what JJ does now, and it's always just good and interesting enough to be really disappointing.Edited by MrONegative - 3/7/14 at 4:00pm