Damon Lindelof is one of the busiest screenwriters currently in show business, and it’s all thanks to his six years show running Lost. Well, we all know how that ended, and if we had forgotten, the internet reminded us the other night following the final episode of Breaking Bad.
Lindelof was recruited to write a piece commemorating the end of Breaking Bad by The Hollywood Reporter, and at some point it turned into a pseudo-apology slash admission of guilt concerning the alleged crapiness of the end of Lost. “I agreed to write this piece because I am deeply and unhealthily obsessed with finding ways to revisit the Lost finale and the maddening hurricane of shit that has followed it,” Lindelof wrote.
“In the comments section of the piece I did not write, the following sentiment would have been echoed dozens of times over: ‘What the f— do you know because you f—ed up Lost?!?'” he continued. “How do I know this? Well, for starters, my Twitter feed was pretty much a unanimous run of, “Did you see that, Lindelof? That’s how you end a show.”
That’s true, and some of it was pretty nasty. Still, Lindelof admits that he’s got a problem. “Alcoholics are smart enough to not walk into a bar,” he explained. “My bar is Twitter. It’s Comic-Con. It’s anytime someone asks me to write an article even casually relating to Lost.
“And what do I do? I jump at the opportunity to acknowledge how many people were dissatisfied with how it ended. I try to be self-deprecating and witty when I do this, but that’s an elaborate (or obvious?) defense mechanism to let people know I’m fully aware of the elephant in the room and I’m perfectly fine with it sitting down on my face and shitting all over me.”
Well, there’s an image. Lindelof goes on to say that he’s tired of the fight, and that he appreciates the quiet number of Lost fans who are fans of the finale and feel like lepers because of it. So he’s decided to offer us a truce:
“I’d like to make a pact, you and me,” he said. “And here’s your part: You acknowledge that I know how you feel about the ending of Lost. I got it. I heard you. I will think about your dissatisfaction always and forever. It will stay with me until I lie there on my back dying, camera pulling slowly upward whether it be a solitary dog or an entire SWAT team that comes to my side as I breathe my last breath.
“And here’s my part: I will finally stop talking about it. I’m not doing this because I feel entitled or above it — I’m doing it because I accept that I will not change hearts nor minds. I will not convince you they weren’t dead the whole time, nor resent you for believing they were despite my infinite declarations otherwise.”
There. Everybody happy now? That’s what I thought. But because he can, Lindelof decided to get one last word in before signing off.
“I stand by the Lost finale,” he said. “It’s the story that we wanted to tell, and we told it. No excuses. No apologies. I look back on it as fondly as I look back on the process of writing the whole show. And while I’ll always care what you think, I can’t be a slave to it anymore. Here’s why: I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really … I was alive.”
So there you go, internet, you won. Lindelof is broken-ish. Lesson learned.
Last night’s series finale of Breaking Bad was excellent, and people seemed to have really responded to it. In what was the most anticipated episode of series television since the series finale of Lost, Breaking Bad not only secured 10.3 million viewers, but it was a critical success and a rave with fans of the show was well. As we all know, the reception to the finale of Lost was somewhat less than congenial. Oh forget it, people hated the crap out of it. But still, three years on you’d figure that fans might have gotten over it. And you’d be wrong.
As Breaking Bad drew to a close, fans of the show took to Twitter to voice their satisfaction with the finale – by mocking Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof and his lack off finale writing finesse. In fact, Lindelof was getting so much Twitter traffic, he decided to re-tweet some of the sass of he was getting.
Friday’s final Fringe was very middle of the road in terms of finales to beloved series: it didn’t offend with any out-of-left-field direction (“Starbuck’s an angel,” “Jerry and the gang go to prison,” “the whole series took place in a snow globe”), but it didn’t really surprise with any developments either. But for the fans that stuck it out through the time changes and the consistent on-the-bubble hopes for renewals, Fringe delivered a fine finale that blew them a kiss goodbye and left them with the feeling of having just eaten fresh baked cookies. All’s well that ends well. At least that’s how I see it. (more…)
Smallville started with a familiar story known throughout comic book geekdom. An alien baby crash lands on the planet Earth, where he’s found by an Earth couple unable to have a child. This child, little did they know, would become the super hero we all know as Superman. But before he can be the savior of the world he has to get through high school, lose his first love and defeating a 150 some odd villains in the 10 season span of this show. Fans have been by Clark Kent’s side for every step of his transition from awkward teen to the destined savior of earth, and now the time has come. After 10 years, we say goodbye to Clark Kent in today’s series finale of Smallville, and welcome in his place Superman. Smallville is the longest-running comic book based series in television history whose pilot episode debut had an estimated, with 8.4 million viewers and took the rated the highest viewed show for a pilot episode and the fan base has grown ever since. In an exclusive interview with MTV, Smallville’s executive producer Brian Peterson shared with fans that,
“What is important with us on this is Clark and Clark’s journey and everything hung off of that. So our main goal was sending Clark off, and making his transition this huge pivotal moment for the show and for him.”
So, with Clark’s journey in mind let’s take a look at some pivotal moments that shaped Clark Kent into the great Superman:
(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
Here we are at the finish line of AMC’s The Walking Dead. With bodies everywhere, friends lost and relationships in ruin can “TS-19” be our group’s hope for a possible cure. Let’s dive into this season finale with a recap & review.
A flashback of the day the zombies took over started our finale. With Shane trying to rescue the comatose Rick from the hospital while the military shoot innocent civilians. Showing a sense of compassion for Rick he tried to move him, only to remember he was hooked up to machines that are keeping him alive. Having no other alternative Shane had to leave Rick behind, but not before leaving a hospital bed to block his door. Panning towards the bed we reach into our final episode of the season for The Walking Dead.
Back to our current date, Rick and company have seemingly met their salvation at the CDC (center for disease control). Upon meeting Dr. Edmond Jenner they learn a blood test is the cost of admission. Grabbing what they can before the doors are shut they agree. We learn that Rick and company have reached ‘Zone 5’, a voice activated command center and their new home.
We’re a divided group here at NerdBastards there are those of us who watch Lost (Luke) and those who do not (everyone else). I watched Lost for the first season and then I jumped off that mother fucker, why? Because I’m a stoner and I had no IDEA what the fuck was going on. Apparently Lost doesn’t discriminate from what I understand everyone is confused. Smoke monsters, polar bears, a fat guy who gets fatter while on a deserted island? Seriously? Luckily we’ve got a video that can get you up to date just in time for the series finale. After watching it I feel like I could watch the finale episode with minimal,but standard confusion.