What he said, about “Lost”

This bit from Alan Sepinwall’s review of the last episode of Lost is key to why I loved it, and the series as a whole.

Ulti­mate­ly, “Lost” didn’t suc­ceed because of the mythol­o­gy. We’ve seen too many exam­ples of mythol­o­gy-heavy, char­ac­ter-light series fail over the last six years to think that. “Lost” suc­ceed­ed on emo­tion, whether that emo­tion was fear of the mon­ster in the jun­gle, or grief over Juli­et dying, or joy at Desmond reunit­ing with Pen­ny, or thrills at Sayid’s break­dance fight­ing and Hur­ley rid­ing to the res­cue in the Dhar­ma bus. When “Lost” was real­ly and tru­ly great, it locked you so deep into the emo­tions of the moment that the larg­er ques­tions didn’t real­ly mat­ter.”

The rest of the review is also inter­est­ing, if you care.