"Lost" fans, listen up! According to Carlton Cuse, an executive producer for the island drama, "Lost" will not go on for "two seasons too long" like "The X-Files" did. The production team for "Lost" disclosed in a meeting with TV critics on Sunday that they plan to set an end date for the series, making it easier for writers to figure out how the complicated story lines will pan out. A specific date has not been set, but there seems to be no threat of the finale coming soon.
Addressing viewers' and critics' complaints that the current season has focused too much on the Kate-Sawyer-Jack dramas, the producers added that the show will go back to concentrating on the ensemble of characters that viewers came to love in Seasons 1 and 2. For the details, read more
Producers are aware of this season's 14 percent drop in viewers and acknowledge that fans of the first two seasons are aggravated. "We want them back," executive producer Damon Lindelof said of the lost fans. "We really believe in the show and the audience we're getting. But if we write towards getting them back, we may alienate the audience that we already have."
While I love the show, I'm glad they're going to set an end date, because then maybe the writers will concentrate on making each episode great instead of simply figuring out how to keep the plot lines alive. I can't wait for the next episode in February to see how the writing has changed!