Man, did Lost leave an impression. Some consider it one of the best shows ever made. Some consider it a good show that notably faltered at times. And others have outright disdain, aiming a lot of their anger at the way the series ended and feeling it never properly paid off what it set up. But regardless, people cared about Lost and still do, one way or the other. Few who watched it would say, “Oh, I kind of remember that show” when it’s brought up. They have an opinion. They remember their engagement with the series as it aired.
With Lost’s 10th anniversary here this week — the premiere episode debuted September 22nd, 2004 — we spoke to several of the cast and creators about the show’s legacy, its controversial ending and more.
Elizabeth Mitchell (“Juliet Burke”): I’ll be highly unpopular, but I loved it, and I’ll tell you why. I’m a big fan of eastern philosophy, and I’m a big fan of the fact that there’s a big mystery. I loved the fact that it ended in a mystery and the fact that the island was magic — or something to that extent — something unexplainable. I don’t have a problem with the fact that it wasn’t explained, because there are so many things in life that aren’t. For us to say, “Oh, no, it has to be!” Really? I know we search for that and it makes us feel safe, but does it really make us happy? Probably not. So I liked it.