When viewers settled in on Sept. 22, 2004 for the premiere of a new ABC show about marooned survivors of a aircraft crash, there was no approach of realizing what the subsequent six years had in retailer for them.
In a short time, Misplaced revealed itself to be a lot greater than a survival drama. The sci-fi sequence created by Jeffrey Leiber, J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof would introduce enthralled followers to hatches, polar bears, smoke monsters, the Dharma Initiative, the Others and extra obstacles meant to forestall the passengers of Oceanic Flight 815 (performed by Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Josh Holloway and extra) from leaving their tropical jail—or lure them again in the event that they managed to flee. Overseen for a lot of its run by Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, Misplaced inspired viewers to try to remedy the puzzle at its coronary heart whereas at all times promising that solutions would ultimately arrive.
However by the point the present signed off in 2010, it had launched extra thriller than may moderately be resolved and its finale selected to focus extra on the characters we might come to know and love over the specifics of why and the way each final unusual incidence had come to go. Naturally, followers had been left reeling on the perceived bait-and-switch, incomes the present a spot on the checklist of TV’s most controversial sequence finales ever.