***LOST SPOILER ALERT***
If you watch what may be the greatest show in television history, then you know that Michael died and that Locke is in the coffin. Interestingly, people think that's final. But I don't think it is.
I've often wondered whether I should read the last page of a book before starting it. Would the symbols mean more? Would the craft of the storytelling hold my attention? Or do I need suspense to keep paying attention? Lost answers that question straight on. The writers of Lost have already told us how things end. Season 4 is about getting off the Island, Season 5 is about getting back on, and Season 6 is about something I can't remember. We knew at the end of Season 3 that Jack and Kate got off the Island. Maybe Season 4 was about answering that question. If we know how it ends, will we keep coming back to the middle?
So far, I--and a lot of other people--keep coming back. And that, my readers, is why Lost may be the greatest show ever.