I was never into the television series “Lost”, but as a casual viewer, I wanted to see how the series would end Sunday night. Several hard-core viewers were “lost” at the end of the show on how it ended. Did Jack die and everyone got on the plane? Did everyone die in the crash? Did everyone survive, including Jack?
There is nothing wrong with an ending that doesn’t resolve or tie up all of the loose ends. Most shows are not meant to end perfectly. But, for most of us, it’s hard to accept that.
The late Patrick McGoohan said that it was good for viewers to be “outraged” when the ending they wanted to see is not what they expected. It forces the viewer to figure out the ending in their own minds, and not accept the practical conclusion.
Some will understand what I wrote, many will not. Maybe this entry from January about “perfect endings” will help. Or confuse you even more.
“Be seeing you.”