Actually the mythology is very expansive in some ways, but you have to get invested in the side material (the AR Gs
, the theories, etc) to see that more clearly. It doesn't really come through in the show, other than small details here and there. I wouldn't have been really satisfied if you saw everything in the show though, to me it would've dragged down the story more than anything. All the backstory on Alvar Hanso for example is interesting and fleshes out the background nicely, but it really did not need to be integrated to the series proper. I think they did choose well what to put and what not to put in the show, but ymmv I guess...
About Kate's secret, what's even more grating is that not only her secret is revealed right away, but the second reveal (the fact that the guy she killed actually is her father)
being in the same episode kind of renders all her other flashback episodes after that completely useless. I still think they're entertaining (the one where she gets married, the one with her childhood sweetheart, etc)
but at that point you already know she's on the run
and nothing about her story is really that surprising anymore.
As for the decision of being Aaron's mother
being impromptu, it seems to me like it's more something that's been imposed on her by circumstance than a conscious decision. I find hard to believe that motherhood is supposed to be some kind of redemption for her, since it's more out of happenstance than anything, and the whole world seems to tell her at some point that she's not supposed to raise Aaron anyway. That's a bit strange too, even Jack gets a redemption of sorts (albeit very late) by sacrificing himself
, while Kate just goes off onto different adventures off the island that we don't see anyway, so it's just more non-resolution.
They surely could've done things differently, but in any case Kate and Jack aren't really the main reasons why I love the show anyway, even though they're supposed to be the "lead couple".
I would've loved Sayid as the leader too, but I still like the way he joins Un Locke and still gets to go out heroically anyway at the end.
edited 16th Oct '13 2:54:51 AM by Akalabth
You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.
There is a small mailbox here.