The novelistic television show Lost concluded its epic run last night, completing a long bookshelf of reference books and allusions. Today’s guest on the Morning Media Menu was Nikki Stafford, author of the five unofficial guides to the hit television show. She also keeps the popular blog, Nik at Nite.
Today Stafford shared her overall theory about the show. She also answered some of the thorniest questions from the last episode: What did the final shot mean? Why were crucial characters missing? Why did all the characters end up in church?
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Here’s an excerpt, an important reminder for all storytellers: “The thing I love about our reactions to the show is we take those moments that were so sentimental, the moments that came right down to the people. There were people complaining today, ‘I got so wrapped up in the science and the physics and they didn’t answer any of that!’ But it’s about people! That’s what it came down to. And that’s what’s so important about the finale, to me.”
To read more about the literary side of Lost, follow these links…
Chad Post explores the books of Lost.
Reviewing the books of Lost
Lost Finale Theories, part one