Well, I feel vindicated.
I was never a big fan of the tv show “Lost”. I always felt that it had far too many dangling storylines and it seemed far too.. Slapdash.
When discussing it with people I continually maintained that the writers were just sitting in a room, hours before deadline, and just tossing out random ideas with no thought as to cohesion or story arc.
Which, as it turns out, is pretty much exactly the way of it.
Yesterday, I heard a news report about an interview with Lost writer Damon Lindelof. Basically he admitted that they were a bunch of monkeys flinging poo and seeing if it stuck.
My favorite quote:
Abrams liked the idea, and also had another. “There should be a hatch on the island! They spend the whole season trying to get it open. And there should be these other people on the island,” Lindelof recalled Abrams saying. “And I’m like, “We can call them the Others.” and he’s like, “They should hear this noise out there in the jungle.” And I’m like, “What’s the noise?” and he’s like, “I don’t … know. They’re never gonna pick this [show] up anyway.”
And evidently Lindelof tried to quit the show again and again. But kept getting sucked back in.
And then there was all the Internet feedback and fan involvement which also drove the show like an oil tanker in a typhoon.
What a goatfuck.
JJ Abrams was so wise to wash his hands of Lost after the pilot.