As the networks begin to get their regular TV schedule, back on schedule, you pick up some news on some of the shows returning. I saw these articles on USA Today’s Pop Blog. The articles are about Bratch’s favorite show, Lost. In these articles, the producers and writers of the show talk about finding an end point to the story. I guess we are to assume that as of this time, they have no idea how they are going to end the show. That doesn’t scare me as much as it would some others because these people are obviously smart enough to write with a vague ending in sight and when the time comes they can fit all that has happened into the ending of the story.
That is not the biggest news coming out of these articles, although Bratch I’m sure is just glad to know that an ending is at least being considered. The producers also talked about the actual ending of the series. As in, perhaps 100 episodes, meaning likely year 5 of the series. The producers have even gone so far as tell the ABC that they can find someone else to do the show if the network doesn’t want to end Lost when they are ready. I like their thinking, although ABC will do whatever it takes to keep this show going as long as it pulls in ads and money.
This news kind of makes me hope that the ratings will go down and ABC will have no problem ending this show. I want an end and I don’t want it to stretch out over 10 seasons. For a show like Lost, which has a mythology, it would be too hard to keep coming up with interesting ways to hold an audience’s attention in season 9. I think we have gotten beyond my greatest fear of the show crapping out and ABC pulling it before we find out what is going on. I think that Lost has gone far enough and gained enough fans to warrant a real series ender and not a quick yanking in mid season.
What ever is decided, I will continue to watch because they got their hooks in me. I will say that I am no where near as excited about Lost’s return as I was for the return of 24 or American Idol: The Crap Singers Edition. I think maybe my interest is waning and I know others has already waned and wandered off to Criminal Minds on CBS. You know what could bring back all these wandering viewers? Lost, the final season. Who wouldn’t come back and want to get all the answers to their questions for the last 3 years.