In The Playlist‘s interview with James Gunn — the director of the the highest grossing movie of the year so far, Guardians of the Galaxy — Gunn talked a little about Guardians 2 (“it’s gonna answer a lot of questions that are proposed in the first one”), but of more interest to us were Gunn’s thoughts on television. He didn’t rule out doing a stint on television himself, but admitted that he couldn’t be a showrunner on anything beyond a 6-12 episode limited series.
He also shared his opinion on two divisive television finales: the True Detective season one finale and Lost series finale. On the former, he was a big fan, though not all of his friends were:
“Definitely True Detective was a great example of one director, one story. It worked fantastically well. Well, I thought it worked fantastically well, I know a lot people didn’t. A lot of people didn’t like the last episode, I loved it. But I do have a lot of hardcore atheist friends who react badly whenever there’s even a hint of mysticism.”
As for Damon Lindelof’s Lost finale? Nope. Not a fan. At all.
The last episode of Lost was like a nightmare for me, a real living nightmare. No word of a lie —I fell into a deep depression after that last episode, because I believed in that show with a religious fervor. I feel so betrayed by that ending, so betrayed to this day, so hurt. I believed in that show probably more than I believed in any artwork of my adult life and God, the betrayal.
Asked if he learned anything from the Lost finale, Gunn was blunt: “Oh yeah, it made me realize that for sure I did not ever, ever want to do that to my audience.”
Source: The Playlist