Originally Posted by mize77;3912778;
If I understand your question correctly, I would say that perhaps many intelligent people think about life and it's many mysteries far more often than others. If you are a heavy thinker, then this type of storyline would invite you to use your imagination in ways that other shows do not.
Heavy thinkers also tend to ponder the afterlife a lot IMO. They tend to not just accept one version or theory, but consider many alternative theories. Which way is the stairway to heaven? This show offered much solace to those of us who have many questions and even fears about what happens when we take that final journey. So I can see how supposedly intelligent people got very involved.
I only watched the 2 hour recap on Sunday night, really loved it and then watched the finale! I think if I had watched it 6 years ago, maybe I would have been very involved with it.