A writer from ‘Lost’ admits that what we suspected all along, that the show makes no logical sense.
Nick Santora recently stoppped by the Nerdist Writer’s Panel podcast in November and the writer and executive producer of Prison Break and Scorpion had a lot to say about writing for popular network TV series. Sontora explained how complex Prison Break’s storyline was and described the difficulty of writing the show and compared it to Lost. Here is what he said:
We had an expression in the room and which was, “No Polar Bears,” which was a reference to Lost. I had friends that were writing on Lost, I can’t say who they were. And I was watching football with one of them and I was telling them how much I loved the show…and I’m like, “How are you going to pay all this stuff off?” And he looked at me and goes, “We’re not.” And I go, “What do you mean you’re not?” He said, “We literally just think of the weirdest most f*cked up thing and write it and we’re never going to pay it off.” And I look at him and I’m like, “That’s such bullshi*t! You are completely f*cking with the audience.” I want to bring a class-action lawsuit on behalf of everyone who watched Lost all those years. Nina Hartley jerked people off less that Lost did.
Now all arguments surrounding Lost can be put to rest. At the end of the day Lost writers didn’t care about creating a logical storyline. Instead the writers just made stuff up as they went along because, they probably didn’t care.