As Season 3 draws to a close, the comparisons to T.V show Lost just keep on coming with news that several more seasons are now planned to continue this ongoing serial drama. And, much as with Lost, this third season whilst giving you a few answers, continues to ask even more questions leaving the reader asking themself "wtf?!?"
As fans of this series will know by now, everything is not as we thought. People didn't disappear all across the planet on that fateful day that started this whole story off. Instead, a select few characters were snatched from this world and deposited in an alternate dimension, not that different from our own ~ except that theirs has been invaded by creatures that are somewhat less than friendly. But here we discover just what part some of those people, or their alternate counterparts, played in creating this jump through time and space!
With flashes back and forth between the past and present, our world and theirs, finally we get some revelations and some explanation. But, ultimately, the ending will quite literally have you scratching your scalp in frustration and going "aaaarrgghhh!" because there is no way this series is going to be ending any time soon with what the authors no doubt intend! Read this and you will see what I mean!
This season is better than the last and ever so slightly more intense. I think the idea of writing a serial novel a la Stephen King's Green Mile is still a brave and courageous one but I like the fact that you can also buy the whole season in one hit as I really can't be doing with buying each episode individually as the authors intend.
What does frustrate me is that this is just one of several strings in the author co-op's bow and that because of its popularity, the two writers feel the need to string this out even further. Just when you think everything is going to be resolved, they once more pull the rug from out of you and there are only so many times they can do this before the fans begin to lose interest.
The highlight of this ongoing story arc was definitely way back in season one. But that is not to say this latest season isn't still very good just that I do wonder how long the authors can continue this going?
This series has created some truly memorable characters, I am just not sure how much further I want to go with them....