It seems like the critics of the world either loved or hated the final episode of Lost. There was not much middle ground. The overnight ratings for the finale were good, but not like the numbers you might have expected. Of course the fact there were 45 minutes of commercials kind of ruined a lot of the momentum and at one point I said that I was just going to wait until the end and watch it because it seemed like the whole show was commercial after commercial.
The New York Times said, "to me the “Lost” finale, in the immediate aftermath, felt forced and, well, a bit of a cop-out."
Entertainment Weekly loved it for the most part. "I was satisfied. More than satisfied. Do I have quibbles? Yes." Their quibbles were fairly minor though.
The LA Times felt thrilled that nothing really happened because during the run of the show, nothing really happened. Yeah, I didn't understand that bit either. "Very little of the actual plot is, really, all that thrilling. But it works and it becomes thrilling because it provides character payoffs we've been waiting for."