‘Lost’ Writer Admits They Literally Made It Up As They Went Along

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One “Lost” writer finally admitted what we have all long suspected: The show was completely cobbled together on the fly, with no long-term plan or exit strategy whatsoever.

Nick Santora, who was a writer and executive producer on “Prison Break,” recently spilled the beans about the haphazardness of “Lost” on the “Nerdist Writers Panel” podcast.

Santora didn’t actually write for “Lost,” but he had friends who did.

One of those unnamed friends told him about the creative process behind the ABC smash hit that ran from 2004 to 2010.

Santora said,

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 bullsh*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 than ‘Lost’ did.

If you don’t get that Nina Hartley joke, you obviously don’t watch as much porn as I do.

Anyway, Santora added that even though “Prison Break” was rather labyrinthine in its plotting, his fellow writers on the show had an expression that was, “No polar bears,” a reference to the “anything goes” attitude of “Lost.”

Personally, I grew tired of the TV show’s shenanigans and blatant disregard for the audience by the fifth season and stopped watching the show.

I wonder if Santora kept on tuning in after he learned the real secret of the island.

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