AN OUT-OF THE BLUE QUESTION:
WHAT IN LOST WOULD YOU HAVE CHANGED?
There were plenty of unanswered questions, plenty of angst about the final seasons direction, and curses about the Ending. But generally, what would you as a loyal viewer want to have changed in the original series?
Did the show have to have its start as a plane crash survival story? Could have it been set in a different location such as hospital, mental institution, a secluded university campus or secret military base?
Did the show have to have a mixed genre premise? Could it have been a straight drama? Or could it have been a straight action-mystery?
Did the show need to have unclear time travel rules and supernatural smoke monster elements? If you took away the Jacob and the Island story line, would LOST still have delivered on its character goals?
Would you have pared down the ensemble cast into a smaller focus group? Would you have eliminated the Tailies from consideration? Would you have changed the Others from its Ben's cult status to something else (like pagan, primitive natives with special powers such as worshipping the smoke monster)?
Would you have not used flash backs and flash forwards to give us the main characters pre-island stories? Would you have given the broken characters a new chance to live out their lives in their set, reality pain (such as Locke and his paralysis)?
Would you have given a secondary character a bigger role in the main story? Would the Others been better served under Patchy? What if the pilot survived to take control away from Jack?
What did you really want to see in the final episode? Did you need a happy ending or could you have lived with a bitter island bloodbath? Did you need to see a post-island epilogue of the final survivors trying to cope back in the real world (such as Sawyer maybe uniting with his daughter)?
Would you have wanted to erase the flash sideways world in its entirety? Would you like the island stories to end, in context, on the island?
Would you have wanted one last twist - - - such as Hurley in the mental institution playing with an island snow globe?
Would you have accepted a Sopranos style ending (sudden end to black) which was considered by the show runners?