'Lost' starts with a plane crashing on a mysterious island. The survivors soon discover how strange and dangerous the island -- including a monster, a group of 'Others', and underground hatches -- can be. Drama and action follow for the survivors.
'Lost' had me at hello. The first season was truly gripping. The characters were complex, interesting, and interacted well with each other. The storyline was exciting and mysterious, riddled with thought provoking events and mysteries. The writing was EXCELLENT. The following seasons have, admittedly, seen a decrease in quality -- but that's all a matter of opinion. I still love this show, even if it's not quite perfect. Its flaws include a sudden transition from drama to science fiction, and sometimes the dialogue can be horrible. The characters tend to shine for an episode at a time, and then fade into the background shortly afterward. BUT! Don't let this criticism stop you from watching this show. It's incredibly gripping and intense. The acting, especially, is great. You may not like all the characters, but you can probably relate to them. 'Lost' truly transports you to the island, and viewers are left to sort out the riddles and drama of this great television story.
Guaranteed to baffle anyone who misses an episode and intrigue loyal followers, Lost is in a class all by itself.
The plot gets wilder each episode, and touches on everything from romance to action to science fiction. There's something for everyone. The actors and actresses are very well cast, and they all have excellent chemistry. The major drawback is the fact that the writers seem to have such little idea where the show is going that it becomes overly complicated and far fetched. Luckily, due to a projected end date, the writers should be able to tie it all together evetually. Overall, a lot of fun and a great mystery.
I wonder if anyone besides myself has been reminded of the old "The Prisoner" series from the 60's starring Patrick McGoohan while watching "Lost". Lost seems to employ the same basic gestault of the Prisoner series but not as well. And with any work of fiction, especially with a science fiction or fantasy theme,in order for the viewer to continue to appreciate the storyline and continue to watch, a willing suspention of disbelief is necessary on the part of the viewer. I'm sorry, but with Lost...it just doesn't work for me as it did with the old prisoner series. Lost kis a study in mediocraty.
Unless you live under a rock, you've probably heard of the hit show LOST. You've seen the previews, read the 5-star reviews, and heard the conversations about it at the water-cooler. If you haven't started watching it yet, you might wonder if you should start watching. Well, let's put it this way.
If you like shows with action, you will like LOST.
If you like shows with complex characters and interactions, you will like LOST.
If you like shows with drama, mystery, and suspense, you will like LOST.
If you like shows with humor, you will like LOST.
If you like shows where you can watch an episode twice and view it in an entirely different way, you will like LOST.
If you like shows where each and every scene has a meaning... Get the picture?
Quite simply, if you have ever liked a TV show at all, you will be hooked.
LOST is a show about a plane crash on a mysterious island. 48 people survive, but the show centers around 14, all with secrets. At first, there is confusion. But as the show goes on, friendships develop, and we learn that there is more to the island than what it seems...
The characters are fantastic--don't pay any attention to those who say the cast is so diverse it is clichéd, those are probably the same people who would have criticized it if it was all white.
In short, watch. You will be hooked, unless you're one of those nitpicky people who have a hernia if every single detail in the very first episode isn't exactly correct. Otherwise, I must ask the question... Why aren't you watching?
I was previously very skeptical about this show. Why are these so-called survivors are still running on the island for 4 seasons. I had no idea what the story was about before watching. Until I was in need to looking for a new show to watch because of the writers strike. The pilots were totally not what I'd been expecting but later on it makes perfect sense as the producers are using flashback and exploration to tell the story. Each episode there's a centric character, flashbacks and current events of that character would be shown back forth. So you really get a chance to know the entire Lost cast every bit on each season. I thought an Island has only trees and wildlife. Until I watched a few episode and found out that there's some sci-fi elements in it. The mysterious white bear on a tropical island and what's the monster/black smoke/whispering sound. Later they found their first 'hatch' Dharma station and acknowledged that there were people on the island. They're not alone. The filming location as I heard it's one of the island in Hawaii. There's that beautiful beach and green jungle with streams and waterfalls. If you have a HD system, you won't be disappointed by just seeing the woods. Lost has about a dozen of lead and supporting casts. Many of them made their names in this show. Sayid, Locke, kate and Sawyer are my favorite characters in the show. Their roles in the show make them stand out from the others. Jack is great too. But he looked tired in season 3 & 4. Not as consistent as the others. Sawyer is absolutely hilarious when he's with hurley. He called everybody with his choice of nicknames. There's even a nickname generator on the official web. :D Desmond came in the show later and he turned out to be a great addition to 'one of us'. He's a very serious actor. His line 'See you in another life brother' became one of the fans' favorites.
The plot of this show is smart. Not just because they can extent and stretch every bit with the flashblacks, but also the storytelling style which helps explain why the characters were on the plane prior to the crash. Many things traits back to what happened before.
Where do I start with one of the most innovative television shows of this generation. Lost started on September 22nd 2004 and ever since it's been joining audiences alike all over the world with it's intricate plots, amazing actors and stunning visual effects. From the first moment Jack Shepard opened his eyes the world was united in one belief...this is one of the best television shows ever. A Lost review is not complete without mentioning the amazing acting that is going on. Matthew Fox's role as Jack Shepard gives a sense of tragicness and yet also hope to the islanders as he spends all his time desperately trying to get them rescue. Terry O Quinn compliments this performance as the mysterious John Locke who believes that the island is not just an island but something much more alive. Lost is very much an ensemble cast and includes great acting, especially Naveen Andrews in, "One of Them," Josh Holloway in, "The Brig" and Evangeline Lilly in, "What Kate Did." But it is definately the amazing visual effects that help make the show what it is. From a column of Black Smoke ripping up passengers were it finds them, to the ability to create any city in the world in the small state of Hawaii, Lost does not go about things the simple way and is all about wowing an audience in every single minute of the show. However before I end this review one thing that needs a shout out is the fans of the show. One thing I always look for in a television show is something that is not scared to enter into various forms of genre and Lost has not failed to deliver. Lost has told its story through television, books, video games, internet games and even online episodes which give an added depth to the show. Like a lot of TV shows thesedays (Heroes and Pushing Daisies included) the writers are never scared to try a new format and tell the story in interesting ways and this is one of the things that makes Lost one of the most unique and fantastic shows in the world.
If someone tells you they got to the end of this episode and their mouth wasn't hanging open, they're lying!! Despite the ending the rest of this awesome season finale was brilliant! We had everything you could want from LOST, a main character (tear jerking) death, some others getting blown to pieces, more from the love triangle and Hurley kicking ass in his hippy van!! When LOST finally ends and the dust settles, this episode will most definently go down as one of the major revelations throughout the show, mayb only contested by john lockes futuristic death in the season 4 finale! this finale was very well written and directed (i believe by damon and carleton themselves??). I was a little confused (as im sure others were) during the episode as to what was happening in jacks flashes, and again like everyone else was trying to pinpoint which point in his past this was happening, i couldnt hav bin more wrong, all throughout the episode we were seeing little snippets of the shape of things to come on the show, such as charlies death affecting the group split in season 4, pennys presence becoming stronger as she gets closer to finding des, which we all no happens at the end of season 4, jack actualy stating he loves kate, the invicible benjamin lynus being 1 step behind for a change, and john lockes insanity! (lol just kidding), to sum up this episode was fantastic as they fit so much in that shaped things to come, it was a turning point in the show, and as far as im concerned when kate stepped outta that car, it brought LOST to an amazing new level! And we hope it can only get better! :)
Let me start by saying this is the best show on television at the moment. It's the only show that is consistently well-written, well-acted, and completely character and plot driven. Let me further the review by saying that though this is my favorite show (of all time). Most people who bash this show have not seen it. They base their opinions on the reviews of others who also probably have not seen it. Mostly, the complaints come from the show getting bad at the second season, but most Lost fans know that this is when the show started getting good! The show is going to be it's 5th season in January and is guaranteed to be the best season in television history until the 6th and final one in 2010. Lost is amazing and shut up and watch it if you disagree.
Lost has been one of my favourite shows of the last few years. It never fails to surprise and shock me with its twists and turns. I just wish there was not such a long hiatus between seasons. And why can't there be more episodes like most of the other series?
Brilliant characters, scenery, plot twists and so on have helped make this one of TV's great masterpieces. I wish the quality of the current batch of dramas were as high as on Lost. I still miss Charlie but there are still plenty of great characters in this show.
I for one can't wait for the new season to start. Roll on January, I say.
Loved it when it first came out. It kind of floundered for me in the second season but it only got better from there. I had to go back on line and watch it from the beginning so that I could get into it again. (Thanks ABC for keeping full episodes online)If you hate it, you should do what I did so that you can get into it and relate to the characters because then you will change your tune. I only hoped that ABC would bring it back sooner than 2009. But, at least they are bringing it back. Make it great!
In my own opinion Lost is by far the best show on tv for many reasons. First of all, the show has great acting thanks in part to Matthew Fox, Terry O'Quinn, Michael Emerson and Evangaline Lilly. They give it there all week in and week out and its obvious in the episodes. Another reason is the unique way of telling the stories. Lost is the only show i know of that successfully pulls off flashbacks every single episode in which are far from pointless because it helps so much with getting to know the characters. This brings me to yet another beautiful thing about lost, the character development. It's unlike any other shows. We get to see the transformation of the characters before the island, on the island and even after the island. Which brings me to yet another beautiful thing about lost, its extremely well written. It has the most amazing season finale of any show ever in which is the season 3 finale in which turns out to be a flashforward. I mean, who thinks of this kind of stuff? The people that write Lost do! Lost is the best show on television and hasnt slowed up since the very first episode. Anyone who hasnt watched this show, give it a shot...i betcha will like it!
Lost is the best on tv. They crashed on an Island now they have to get off, Thats what I thought when this show first started, But no, Then there's a monster whitch turned out to be made of black smoke, Then there's the creepy people who have lived there for years, Who start kidnapping people for no apparent reason, Then there appears to be some sort of time delay. The suprises never stop coming. I wish that they would make more than just six seasons, But at least it will go when it's still awesome and not get streached out and dull.
When i saw the first episode the plan crashed and the survivors i said to myself "ALlright good start lets see how they manage to "survive" a hole season because think there's only survivors and an island its like "Castaway" with Tom Hanks but without him
The first season was awsome with the discovery of the hatch at the very end let me thinking "Now what...?"
Season Two awsome really new characters and really good Michael betrayal! (That's rude) and the Others taking prisioners
Season Three like me much Why? I leaned a lot about The Others and the so-called Smoke Monster really nice
Season 4 was awsome too what makes me watch it most How The Oceanic 6 where rescued?
Now i saw Season 5 trailer 3 times already with my sister and really awsome i cant wait!!!
Love The Season Five Trailer Cant Wait To See It Wish It Was On sooner its been sooo long since last seen lost. finally gointo see them leave the island and find out what happened to the rest of the survivors then there going back how crazy is that?
lost is a show taht if you miss 1 episoe you will not get it you need to watch it from season 1 episode 1 which i have done now its time for season five episode 1 on the 1st january 2009 and it wont come quick enough as i have loved every episode i have ever watched and im really looking forward to season five and hope there is still more of lost to come after season five would hate it to end its a show that always keeps you hanging week after week annoying as it may be lol i still keep watching cause i love it so much and i would advise anyone who has not watched it to start from season 1 eisode 1 and you will surely be hooked like iwas lol. please watch and enjoy start now and ull be ready for season five in the new year.
From the heart pounding pilot episode to the shocking revelations, LOST does one thing and it does it well. LOST delivers. Everyone looking for any kind of show is in for a treat. Romance, comedy, mystery, drama. All packed in to 42 minutes that will keep you on the very edge of your seat. I have watched this show from the very beginning. Every episode has "something" about it. Something special that means missing it would be your loss. Characters with so much depth and definition you feel like you know what they will do next. Then, from the middle of nowhere and like a bolt of lightning, something totally unexpected will shock and awe you.
Keep watching, America! I have a feeling this show will amaze us all.
When i irst hear about LOST i imagine Tom Hanks movie "Cast Away" done a TV show i said "Who it this possible?" I mean lets face it no one could imagine a tv show about people lost on an island but for my surprise the show is good the misteries and the whole thing of the island are excelent really good
The flashback thing was expectable on the show i mean to get episode per episode full on 42 minutes but they are ok and the flashfowards awsome too
This show deserves a chance really a nice Tv show about people lost on an island and the misteries not only of the island the misteries of everyone of them
On 22nd of September 2004, Oceanic Flight 815 was unexpectedly brought down for unknown reasons. As the time, characters and show develops into a more intriuging and deep TV series we are drawn into the world, episode, after mystery, after misery.
When LOST was first promoted in the UK, I didn't think much of it, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt and here I am now today, ensured that LOST is my favorite TV show of all time!
The meaning and story being LOST is above average, above great and above me. I consider myself intelligent, but the thought provoking and theorising behind the phenomenon that is LOST just amazes me.
I started watching LOST and of course, was hooked from the first episode and during the rest of the season is was drawn in and connected with the show and its characters.
With everyone having their own past and the fact that we will never really know these people although we will subsequently be dizziying through their past's and now futures, every character is a story and world of their own. So if you dont like the initial show, you may just like to watch it for a certain character.
The references in LOST are easter egg type scenarios for the audience to research and indulge with. For example, the Wizard of Oz references; the audience can figure out that a book, quote or name is a refernce to this classic story. And then they will be drawn to it, to see its significance and learn more about the show, the audience then have been (if not already) introduced to this new aspect of narrative and can enjoy something other than LOST still trying to see if the are clues to decipher LOST.
All in all, LOST, being the hugely promoted TV show is not for everyone, granted you don't to be intelligent to watch it, people are on an island and suffer whilst trying to escape also. But for those who can deeply 'commune with the island' can devote some time to the external canons of LOST such as the Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) and such.
LOST will forever regin supreme in my eyes, but what do you think?
"Raised By Another" is one of my favorites of season one. The episode starts with a terrifying dream sequence with Claire. She is awoken by Charlie and the other Lostaways. The dream is so terrifying for Claire that she digs a 1/4 inch deep cut in her palms. Later on Claire has a dream that she swears was real and somebody is trying to hurt her baby. Jack is worried that she is being stressed out and hallucinating. Which is very upsetting to claire and decides to leave the caves. The alleged attack cause Hurley to draw up a census. In making out the census he finds out one of the castaways wasn't on the list. Great, mysterious episode with tons of surprises. One of my favorite scenes is when Hurley asks for the flight manifest from Sawyer.
Awesome the best thing ever to be aired,I have never been hooked on anything like this,I mean I can't do anything when its on,its rush the kids to bed get somerthing to much and get totally lost in the show so it lives up to its name really!!This is the reason the tv was made!!! even my son watch's it in bed it just a shame that cos I live in the uk we got to wait for ages to see the next season!if anyone out there can update me on the next season i would be most greatfull!!! I am new to this site and didn't notice that this had to be 100 words long so i am trying to take them up.Hey we all start somewere don't we?
Oceanic flight 815 was supposed to fly from sydney to Los Angeles with no problems whatsoever. However when the plane suddenly started experiencing some turbulance, the plane split up into pieces and crashed on an island. The front of the plane landed on one side of the island while the "tailies" landed on the other side of it. The survivers soon give up hope of a quick rescue and reaise they are not on an ordinary island. The island holds many secrets as they find out they are not alone as people called the others start to kidnap and kill people.
This is by far my favorite show. Every episode has you hooked and the plot twists and turns are really amazing. If you haven't watched this then you seriously need to watch it soon because it is amazing.
Lost is basically about humanity struggling for survival and be freed from the mistake of what you done in the past. The island brought your here for a reason. All the character have met before and some turns unknown relative.
Lost is basically about humanity struggling for survival and be freed from the mistake of what they done in the past. The island brought your here for a reason. All the character have met before and some turns unknown relative. Lost is the story of reuniting and working together for freedom, stop the complicated living, It comes to better life. Island is like the world to teach a valuable lesson. Every character has improve their valuable lesson. It is very unpredictable, suspenseful, and obsession. It makes you want to feel hyped up for the next level to start. Looking forward to watch this show.
This is by far, my favorite show on television. The in-depth plot is just mind blowing and the cast couldn't be any more convincing. Each episode is filled with clues and you really need to pay attention to each and every scene. Although some of the ideas are beyond my range of intelligence, I manage to follow Lost completely. Lost is one of those shows that you are, pardon the pun, lost if you miss an episode. I happened to download the pilot when season 1 was wrapping up on television. From then on, I was hooked. I haven't looked back since.
Sawyer and Jack catch up to Locke and Hurley at the Dharma station, where Locke tells Jack he has to lie to everyone if he leaves the island. Kate and Sayid captured by Richard and the others stop Keamy. Faraday starts leading people to the freighter. Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Hurley, Sayid and Frank fly the helicopter back to the freighter but have a bullet hole it the fuel tank, which leads Sawyer to make the biggest sacrafice by jumping from the helicopter and into the ocean. Michael, Jin and Desmond try to stop the bomb on the freighter. Frank takes Jack, Kate, Hurley, Aaron, Sayid, Sun and Desmond onboard the chopper with Jin and Michael left on the Freighter when it blows up. Meanwhile Ben moves the island and Locke becomes the leader of the others. When the island is moved the chopper crashes into the ocean and the survivors get on board a raft where they see Penny's boat. Desmond and Frank stay on Penny's boat whilst the oceanic 6 sail to Figi. In the flashforwards Hurley is visited by a older Walt and is broken out of the mental hospital by Sayid and Jack and Ben have a conversation about how to get back to the island and Locke is revealed as the man in the coffin.
Lost is the best show on tv . Hell it even won the award in its first season, and had over 16 mill viewers! but it has been slowiey falling down hill , and even tho they try to make it not fall as fast, its still falling!!
the first season of the show was amazing, then they tryed to do what ever show does ( switch the storey lines soo the same old thing dosent get borning). well i think they switch the story lines a bitttt to early, but thats ok it could of been much worse. Ane even tho the story line they switched to is very suspensfull and shocking, it is to confussing for alot of teh viewrs ( hince why they are losing ratings) this show has 2 season left to clean up its act, i am confident that they are going to do soo and have a amzing ending to LOST
LOST can be addictive but if I miss an episode I end up completely lost with no idea what is happening. This I don't like or enjoy. I like a show where if I miss something it doesn't completely through me off but you still want to watch the missed episode. The plot and story line seems to get stranger and stranger as the show develops. To be honest I don't completely understand whats going on 100% of the time. In saying that, I do still enjoy this show when I have the time to watch episodes in order and have the attention span to concentrate on what is going on.
A random good show. It's hard to explain but it's funny and exciting at the same time. It's the kind of show to keep you on the edge of your seat the whole way through. Who's on their side? and who's going to turn on who?
It's the kind of show that you cant wait till it's on. It has a general idea of a plane crashing. Survival is the main thing you need. But then there's other things that pop out. Pets, friends, relationships, and Trust...is all about the show. What will happen next on Lost? ? ? ?
There are arguments made everyday about how today's viewer living in a golden age of television. In a world where shows like Big Brother, According to Jim, and Jerry Springer co-hosting a talent show, that can be hard to swallow. But as someone who has been watching for more than a decade, I can say with some confidence that among the trash there is a whole lot of treasure, particularly now that the world of basic and pay cable seem to have finally come into their own.
One can debate about what the best shows on television currently are, and the final verdict on what the best shows are were. But in my mind, since the beginning of the new century--- from 2001 on, for all you math phobes---- there have three programs that have not only been the most exceptional series on the air, but have redefined what the medium is capable of, and what it can do. The first is Fox's 24, Kiefer Sutherland's suspense thriller filmed in real time that proved that following one story for a single season was workable. The second was HBO's The Wire, a haunting social commentary on the fate of America disguised as a police procedural. The third is Lost, a series which has forced television critics and viewers to their dictionaries trying to figure out which genre it belongs to. Sci-fi? Action-adventure? Ensemble drama? Mystery? Mythology series? All of the above are correct, yet only tell part of the story.
Cult shows like this have been known to dominate certain audiences and critics alike--- Twin Peaks, The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer--- so that's nothing new. What is new, and practically unheard of, is how eager the media has been to play along with the mysteries. Publications like TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly have become so enraptured with Lost that they will have articles seemingly every week. During the 2005-2006 season, USA Today got so caught up that they, like millions of viewers, began videotaping episodes, freeze-framing them, and then revealing what they saw in each episode to the viewers. Books have been published about the symbolism of the island and the passengers, as well as detailing all of the stories, movies, and other influences on the series in order to help crack the code. And hanging over this is the fear that is tied to all mythology series---- when all the curtains have been pulled away, will the solution actually answer all of the questions the writers have created?
Subtracting the show from the hype can be extremely difficult. But the work of writers such as J.J. Abrams, David Fury, Damon Lindelof, et al, and the brilliant cast, which somehow manages to keep growing even though we were stuck on the island for the first three seasons, can not be denied. Furthermore, with the creators established an ending point for the series (Spring 2010, after approximately 116 episodes) the writers say that they now know how this series is going to end. (It may just be a coincidence that this is around the perfect number of episodes for syndications, but as we know, there are no coincidences on Lost. Diabolical laughter)
About these things I will speculate occasionally. For the most part, however, the purpose of these reviews will be to relate my initial impressions of my impressions-in as rational a tone as I can manage--- of the mysteries and discoveries of this show, as well as how I felt they played out to the world. It may not be satisfying, but as is the case with shows like these--- and Lost in particular--- it's all about the journey. So let's be begin at the beginning, with the blink of an eye.
Well I like many shows not just this. But It's probably the only show that gets me stuck at my couch if you know what I mean.Well this and Prison Break but that is a completely different kind of show.I don't know but the story is one of the best ever. Yes maybe some people can't stand this that there are lot of mysteries and there aren't always answers but for me It's tottaly worth it. And if I have to wait till 2010 I will. And when I watch this I feel that I'm tottaly in the island an dthat I'm one of them
Lost used to be my favorite show on tv ,, before i couldn wait when the new episode are gonna come out .. but now i dont even watch it . . I dont even get those new episodes..But yeaa its still a good show if you like Drama or Science-Fiction shows .During the first two seasons, some characters were written out to make room for new characters with new stories. Boone Carlyle was the first major character to be written out, dying near the end of season one. Lost was also ranked number one in the "Best of 2005 TV Coverage: Critic Top Ten Lists"
Overview: I had heard a lot about this series and I had to watch it because of how much of a success it was back when it first aired, so I begun to watch it back in 2005 (wow that feels like so long ago now) and I fell in love with the show and it started my obsession with TV shows.
The Cast: 9
The original cast was amazing every character was likable and you cared for them they where portrayed by some of the best young actors on TV. The new additions to the cast in the second season where also awesome but since then we have seen a lot of characters come and go and now where left with the over used characters and the under used characters that no one cares about. Apart from the likes of Sawyer, Ben and Desmond.
The Story: 9
Simple story but I like that now the show has went into another direction of late and it is really confusing and too much Sci-Fi and not enough Drama.We rarely see any character development and see too much fast paced action I mean that's decent but one of the main reasons I loved Lost in it's first couple of season is the character development.
The Writing: 10
We see some of the best writing in the show finales and premieres are always amazing the dialogue is really nice we get a lot of clever humor.
I will always remember this show for those amazing early seasons and I will remember it for starting my addiction to Television. It's just a shame about the direction this show is slowly going to well and as of season four it's getting there even quicker.
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