For those of you who complained incessantly about the LOST series finale, someone with far more creativity than you actually took the time and is working on revamping the entire final season of LOST sans the Alternate Reality.
Take a look at LOST Revised. I understand this fanboy will be recreating each episode this season. In his/her own words:
A lot of people invested a lot of time and energy in following Lost over the years. I was one of those people. A lot of people were satisfied with the way the series ended. I was not one of those people.
At first, the introduction of the “sideways” world in Season 6 was extremely intriguing. It presented an alternate reality, presumably the result of the atomic-bomb blast at the end of Season 5, in which the characters had seemingly never crashed on the island.
It opened up a lot of possibilities as to where the show was going and where it would end up, and given the history of Lost, we were led to expect that the ultimate connection and reveal would be as original, creative, and satisfying as the rest of the series.
As it turned out, it was none of those things. The entire conceit of the sideways world was to bring all of our heroes together again in the afterlife – one of the most cliched storytelling devices there is. Sure, there was a spin on it, but the whole idea that “there is no now” in the afterlife came across more as a cheat than a genuinely interesting twist.
Although I’m among those thoroughly satisfied with the finale of LOST, I’ve come to the realization the past few days that the main complaint of this season was the idea of the Alt Reality and have wondered myself what it would be like if it didn’t exist.
I commend the originator of this project for his imagination and forthright intent to make his point in a creative way. I look forward to seeing his work. (Episodes 1 and 2 are finished and available.)
Now all we have to wait for is the upcoming extra 20 minutes in the full-season DVD set telling us the story of Hurley and Ben after Jack’s death. And the rumored television feature chronicling the lifes of those who managed to escape the island.