Lost: Season 6

Forget about the nonsensical time traveling. Forget about Richard Alpert mythology. Forget about the last-act plot twist that renders some of the best moments of the sixth season essentially pointless (while also rendering the sixth season pointless). Forget about the off-putting, mercenary quality of the series finale, which was tailored more toward curious tourists than the loyal viewers who propped the show up during the fits and starts of its six seasons. At this point, the only question that matters is this: Does the final season of Lost—and especially its highly rated, three-hour series finale—deliver the goods? And, if not, is it at least entertaining? The overwhelming response from the show’s sixth and final season is a confident, resounding “sort of.” Call me harsh, but that’s not the answer I was looking for.