The Last Lost: What the Critics Thought

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They’ve been calling it the TV event of a generation. Who and what? The TV critics ahead of Sunday night’s finale of Lost. But just what did they think of it? Needless to say … SPOILER ALERT so do not read on if you haven’t watched it.

TIME’s James Poniewozik: “”The End” was an epic, stirring two and a half hours of television, full of heart and commitment, that was true to Lost‘s characters as we knew them from season one.”

EW’s Jeff Jensen: “An emotionally draining epic that had me crying with almost every single “awakening” and has left me mulling the true significance of the Sideways world.”

NY Times’s Mike Hale: “You have to think that the gauzy, vaguely religious, more than a little mawkish ending of Lost … will not sit well with a lot of the show’s fans.”

Daily Telegraph’s Mike Deacon: “All gripping and grand and endearingly ridiculous in the way only Lost can be.”

Gawker’s Max Read: “What did we learn? Nothing. We learned nothing from two-and-a-half hours of slow-motion bull___ery backed with a syrupy soundtrack.”

The Guardian’s Richard Vine: “So in Lost‘s world, everyone dies, but at different times and you all get to spend eternity/heaven/the afterlife with the people who were most important in your life – a kind of collective consciousness where you all agree to meet up.”

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