The New York Times posted this article about the controversial Soprano series finale, in terms of managing audience expectation vs. staying true to the story and style of the overall series. Lindelof & Cuse are both quoted in the article, and it is definitely an interesting read given where Lost is heading:
For the producers of “Lost,” who have declared an official finale in three more seasons, the conclusion of “The Sopranos” carried special weight. “There was immediate blowback for me,” said Carlton Cuse, Mr. Lindelof’s creative partner on the show. “A sense of fear ran through my veins, thinking that we are going to be in this position,” he said, adding, “we know the end is coming in 48 short episodes.”
If you watch the Sopranos, you know that the series finished with the fate of Tony Soprano very much open to interpretation. If Lost were to end in a similar fashion, with some significant questions still looming, what would your thoughts be?