Varied reactions to the Lost finale

Lost, C4

“On the surface it’s good TV: glamorous, gripping, addictive even. That’s precisely the problem […] Lost is crack TV.”

Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

Lost, C4

“It should have run one season at most, at which span its empty enigmas and casual indifference to its own inventions might not have been quite so obvious.”

Thomas Sutcliffe, The Independent

Lost, C4

“There’s a real stirring sense of the writers letting their imaginations fly.”

James Walton, The Daily Telegraph

Lost, C4

Lost has become the pub bore of the TV schedules, propping up the bar whenever you happen to be channel-surfing, forcing you to take swift avoidance action when you spot it.”

Joe Joseph, The Times

Lost, C4

“The longer Lost limps on for, the more viewers it will lose for the simple reason that, as Phineas T. Barnum said, you can’t fool all the people all the time.”

Matt Baylis, Daily Express & Daily Mail