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Lost: The Complete Sixth and Final Season
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2011
The final season of Lost reflects the French song "La Mer," which Shannon sings in the Season 1 episode "Whatever The Case May Be." That song is about change and mutability, and the image of the sea in the final season reflects how the characters change as they evolve through each other's mutual struggles. The sea is a symbol for change, which is both individual and universal. The book that Desmond reads on Oceanic 815 (in the flash sideways) is called "Haroun and The Sea of Stories." The image of the sea at the beginning of the first episode "LAX" evokes the sense of change that the characters experience. It is also interesting to note the symbolic significance of the relationship between Jacob and the Man in Black. They are both brothers and symbolically destiny and free will are brothers as well as they are closely related. Repetition is an important symbol as the lyrics of the song "La Mer" appear over and over again on Rousseau's map, and Desmond is forced to repeatedly push the button. The symbol of repetition reflects the close relationship between destiny and free will as the characters evolve through repetition (learning from the pattern of their lives) as well as the repetition of destiny (the pattern that reveals their individual and collective destiny). The symbol of the mirror pertains to how the characters are able to recognize their ability to change by looking beneath the layers of their consciousness. Jack breaks the mirror in the lighthouse partly because he recognizes that he has evolved and no longer views himself reflected in the past. In the flash sideways, Sawyer breaks a mirror as he recognizes that his past is trying to catch up with him. This is an amazing show and the final season intertwines all the symbolic elements to generate a harmonious philosophical whole. Desmond's act of pushing the button at the beginning of Season 2 symbolizes how one generation must maintain values such as love, hope and creativity in order for these values to be transmitted to future generations. Season 6 demonstrates that each season transmitted the symbolism to the following seasons in order for the characters to evolve along with the values they represent. The characters' evolution is reflected in how the island constantly changes location in space/time (which in turn is reflected in Jack's statement to Kate "I'd say it's hard for you to stay in one place." I highly recommend the final season of Lost as it is a beautiful masterpiece that allows all the symbols and metaphors to converge (hence the name of the book that Jacob reads "Everything That Rises Must Converge." At the end, fate and free will become reconciled, and the diverging points of view of the characters become unified, giving the impression that the island is actually a universal consciousness comprised of other people's hearts and minds. The island demonstrates how the characters are initially trapped in their limited perspective of themselves and life, and how they later become one through the mutual desire to achieve redemption.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
When we last saw the "Lost" gang, they had set off a nuclear bomb so the timeline would be reset. Well, obviously things don't go so smoothly, or the series would have ended LAST season.

And it serves as the springboard for "Lost: The Complete Sixth And Final Season," which serves as a brilliantly brain-twisting finale for this unspeakably weird series. JJ Abrams doesn't quite manage to wrap up all the countless plot threads he's introduced, but he does manage to provide a semi-satisfying finale for the vast "Lost" saga and its many characters.

In the aftermath of the nuclear bomb, the survivors find themselves being taken captive by a mysterious man (Hiroyuki Sanada) at an ancient temple. At the same time, the Man in Black begins seducing people over to his side, while Jacob's ghost works to get a replacement for his position on the island. And Charles Widmore has finally arrived on the island for reasons of his own, dragging a reluctant Desmond with him.

In another timeline (one where the island is underwater and nobody ever went there), the plane lands safely in L.A. But the fates of the people who were on that flight are still drawn together inexorably -- even though their pasts have been radically different. The history and secrets of the island are revealed, as well as why the people aboard Flight 815 were drawn into the island. And for the evil Man in Black to be stopped, one of the survivors will have to do something unbelievable.

"Lost" has never been like other network TV shows, but the final season goes all out on the strange stuff -- we've got flashbacks to centuries (even millennia!) ago, two separate timelines, a large number of deaths, and the revelation that basically the entire series has been a yin-yang battle between light and darkness. The biggest problem: Not all the plot threads are neatly tied off, and not all questions are answered (why are the numbers BAD?).

And the finale is a rather mixed bag -- it's not entirely satisfying, but things end on a haunting, philosophical note. Disappointing as a sci-fi story, but very powerful as a personal story.

And the writers spare no emotion, wrenching out some truly powerful moments that mingle tragedy and pure beauty, such as the heartwrenching "Ab Aeterno" (in which we find out about Richard's past) or the painfully sad finale of "The Candidate." And hanging over every episode is the haunted feeling that something terrible is about to happen ("'Cause if you don't... todos nos vamos al infierno") and that it will be epic.

I still find Matthew Fox's Jack annoying (I laughed out loud when Dogen started pummeling him) but Terry Quinn is brilliant as the "evil Locke/Man in Black," a genial villain with icy eyes; Michael Emerson's creepy Ben is fleshed out to perfection; Josh Holloway's hatred, sorrow and pain are explored; and Yunjin Kim and Daniel Dae Kim are ideal when their characters finally reunite. And Jorge Garcia is, as always, the show's heart.

There's also some brilliant performances from the supporting cast -- Nestor Carbonell will break your HEART, Hiroyuki Sanada has a brief but excellent role, and Mark Pellegrino is eerie and a little sad.

"Lost: The Complete Final Season" does not answer all the questions raised, and the finale is too oblique, but it does conjure up a brilliantly complex, powerful final arc for this unique TV show.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Perfect ending to one of the most riveting TV shows ever! Although it received mixed criticisms from reviewers, I couldn't have hoped for a better ending.
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on January 2, 2013
Finaly!
It's a good thing it's over, it was more and more complicated.
This ties the knot with prety much everything we saw in the serie.

Must watch the other 5 season because you'll be lost....ha! ha! ha!
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on May 10, 2011
I received my DVD within days and am very happy with it. I will order more movie and recommend to all my friends and family. Thank you very much.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 1, 2010
The final season was fantastic and entertaining. There have been some harsh reviews for the final season with some confusion as to what was real and what wasn't. Everything that happened on the island was real. The alternate reality was just a way of reuniting everyone after they had died at some point in their lives and to me it worked well. Still the best TV series ever made.
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on March 16, 2014
I had not seen season 6 so finding it a real treat. It's great to see it pulling the whole story line together.
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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on June 5, 2010
Last Sunday a mix of excitement and sadness came over me as I watched the end of Lost. YES, I'm a "Lostaholic"!!! It was challenging to say goodbye to this fascinating series. Season after season, I fell in love with each character and their personal journey. As the never predictable storyline developed, I made a lot of connections and discovered extraordinary life lessons through the cast dialogues:

1. WE ARE ALL ABLE TO START OVER: - It doesn't matter, Kate, who we were, what we did before this... before the crash. It doesn't really... Three days ago, we all died. We should all be able to start over. (Jack Shephard in Tabula Rasa, 2004)

2. BUILD RESILIENCE THROUGH ADVERSITY: - That's a moth cocoon. It's ironic - butterflies get all the attention, but moths, they spin silk. They're stronger. You see this little hole? This moth's just about to emerge. It's in there right now, struggling. It's digging its way through the thick hide of the cocoon. Now, I could help it - take my knife, gently widen the opening, and the moth would be free - but it would be too weak to survive. Struggle is nature's way of strengthening it. (John Locke in The Moth/2004)

3. CREATE YOUR OWN VICTORIES: - Look, I don't know about you, but things have really sucked for me lately, and I could really use a victory. So let's get one, dude! Let's get this car started. Let's look death in the face and say: "Whatever, man!" (Hugo "Hurley" Reyes in Tricia Tanaka Is Dead/2007)

4. SEIZE THE DAY: - Well, I woke up this morning and thought it's time to stop feeling sorry for myself and seize the day. And I can't think of anyone else I'd rather do some day seizing with than you. So what do you say? (Charlie Pace in Par Avion/2007)

5. HAVE TRUST IN LIFE: - I'm a man of faith. Do you really think all this... is an accident? That we, a group of strangers survived, many of us with just superficial injuries? Do you think we crashed on this place by coincidence, especially this place? We were brought here for a purpose, for a reason, all of us. Each one of us was brought here for a reason. (John Locke in Exodus/2005)

6. LOVE CONQUERS ALL: - I love you Sun. I'll never leave you again. (Jin in The Candidate/2010)

7. LEARN TO LET GO: - I'm real. You're real. Everything that's happened to you is real. All those people in the church, they're all real too. Everyone dies sometime, kiddo. Some of them before you, some... long after you. There is no "now", here. This is a place that you all made together so that you could find one another. The most important part of your life was the time that you spent with these people. That's why all of you are here. Nobody does it alone, Jack. You needed all of them, and they needed you. To remember. And to... let go. (Christian Shephard in The End/2010)

I believe the show didn't end, it's happening right here and right now. Many of us are still living in that "lost island". Waiting to be rescued. Waiting to be loved. Waiting to be free. Letting "the others" control our happiness. Look around and you will see...
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on March 12, 2015
Took a sneak peek at my wife's birthday present & it is a great series!
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on January 23, 2015
nice to get this in BD, picture and sound are great!!
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