When Lost came out i didn't expect it to be so good, the first 3 episodes don't even match half the quality of the next ones!! Superb writing, amazing story! i really hope this show is here to stay! After episode 4 i was glued to the tv completely addicted and always counting the minutes, seconds till the next episode! All the stuff around the characters, all the flashback, all the coincidences, every particular story is just amazing! could have done better with the monster though, even not seing it yet, i really think it could be a lot better! :D
It's the clever suspense that makes Lost the actual #1 Returning Series TV Show on TV.com. A very well written script and a experienced cast brings to the screen one of the most captivating TV Shows of the moment.
But will it last? Trying not to be skeptical, I think that a plot like Lost's is trully difficult to maintain. I really hope that J.J. Abrams and D. Lindelof prove i'm wrong and keep those good episodes coming, as they have 'til now.
I'm waiting for the 2nd Season, guys! :P
Lost is the epitomy of televisual cool, it goes against all the rules, yet somehow stays grounded- and popular. The internally baffling mystery which encircles the 46 (or is it 45 i can't remember:P) survivors is not actually the key to the mystery, although it is certainly enticing. For me the real interest is simply the mystery of the characters themselves. I mean that in some pseudo-freudian manner, because these characters (except Kate, because... well... her story is boring) are some of the most 3 dimensional characters ever developed, especially on TV. The verisimilar back stories add a certain element which connects the audience much more prominantly with the characters themselves. We get inside their heads and we can see why they behave the way they do, because of past experiences. This is something which (on this grand scale anyway) has never been attempted before in this specific medium, and certainly not with this amount of characters.
The central mystery is engrossing, but i fear it has too much build up and will end up like the final Matrix film with a cop-out ending. However my fingers are crossed for the meaning of life, maybe:P
All in all a very, very, very fine first season; and if Television history serves us well, it can only get better as it ventures into a second season and beyond.
This is one of best show i've ever seen. Every episode leaves me breathless and i can't wait to see the next. The three part of season finale is just great and i just wanna see season 2! JJ Abrams did an amazing work putting this serie on the air. The cast and characters are simply great. Everyone of them got their own story and personality very well done. props to the writers. I really hope this show can win some awards, maybe golden globes even, because it really deserves it! Nothing similar has never been done and for being the first time for such a show the results are just great. Thanks to ABC, JJ ABrams, the writers and of course the actors.
I never expected this show to be so good. This show keeps you on the edge of your seat with every episode. I love the flashbacks on each person's life before the crash. You get more insight into the individual characters. Then you have the "others" on the island who are coming for them. You have the French lady who takes off with Claire's baby. We lose one of the "Island" hunks, Boone. After the season finale, I'm ready for the season premiere of Season 2!!
I keep wondering what is up on tht island why are they all there and what is going too happen. life on that island is very different now they all will become a family. its the best show on wednesday nite it should stay on tht nite for ever.
I love the concept of lost, since some of my other favorite's are Gilligan's Island and Survivor, and if you like the concept of being stranded in the Pacific, you will enjoy this. At first I thought it would be a weird, sc-fi fantasy, and it is. But the acting really brings you away from thinking that this is unrealilstic. Matthew Fox is great as Jack, and deserves an Emmy. The flashbacks are also fantastic, not only for giving you background information, but for showing you why the castaway may have made a decision while on the island. Lost also gives you great cliffhangers,like what will happen to Walt? I can't wait for season 2.
What started off as a great show ended up leaving you asking too many questions and not getting answers to any of them. It's obvious to me the story does not know where it's going. I was hoping that it would continue to impress me every week but near mid season the writers threw in too many twists without answering any of them by the season finale. I wouldn't say it was a waste of time but it was dissapointing.
The first time I heard about Lost, I wasn’t that interested in the show. The story didn't attract me and I thought "Why would I watch that?"
At the end, I decided to give it a shot and watched the pilot episode, surprisingly the show really impressed me and I was looking forward to the next episode!
The whole story of a plane crash uniting 15 awesome characters in one place (with other survivors of course) is really great! Each one of them has his/her own past full of secrets and maybe some dirty work! But this doesn't matter anymore when they are among more than 40 survivors struggling for their lives in an island that nobody knows about full of horror and scary events! Relationships start to develop between the characters and the stories gets better within each episode!
The only thing missing in the show is a love story between any of the characters. Jack and Kate (which are the main characters I guess) look great together, but they didn't get anything, not even a kiss!
I hope next season such a thing will happen! "Lost" is very recommended if you like original shows with a great plot and awesome cast (I think everyone does!)
this show is always keeping me going for more. i can never wait for a new episode. the sudden twists and plot devlopments are great. i can't wait for the dvd set to come. i can't wait for season two. and what about shannon, (maggie grace), who doesn't want to be on an island with her.
Im not a big fan of the whole adventure drama series or whatever this fits under, but its exciting. And after watching one episode it becomes like a drug and ull have to do it again. At the beginning of the series I was confused but after the characters started to develope I thought wow this cast fits together great and the excitment just keeps on coming. I also find it very funny! And original!
First of all, I will talk about why I think Lost is one of the best tv shows.
When I saw the Pilot, I was impressed, i like it, but I didn't like it so much, it just was a good beginning. Anyway, that "Lostzilla" thing was amazing.
Then, with the third episode arrived my big surprise. Lost was great! With that Kate's episode I discovered that Lost was more than just a few plane's survivors. It's always the lifes of the passengers, their secrets... That's the big deal with Lost.
I think Lost wouldn't be so good without the flashbacks. Without them, Lost would be just a tv show, it wouldn't be a show everybody should see, and enjoy it.
To sum up, I will say that discover Lost has made me think that tv shows can catch you. And Lost won't let you go away soon...
I started watching this show after I already had all of the episodes recorded, so I\'ve been watching 2 to 4 episodes a night for the last few days.
Pluses: Lots of mysterious characters that you learn about, bit by bit. Usually each new episode focuses to a large degree on a specific character while a flashback side-story gives you some details on why that character was on the plane. Also, lots of hints about larger mysteries on the island, but not much substance. It\'s just the first season but the show has lots of potential.
Minuses: Given the larger number of characteres, plot development is incredibly slow as they usually focus mainly on one character per episode. I\'m 14 episodes into the show and when I really think about it, lots of questions have been raised but few if any of them have been answered. Maybe that\'s part of the \"hook\", but I\'m suspecting the writers are more focused on stringing you along than actually telling a good story.
Obviously it built up a lot of buzz for the first season, but unless they reveal a bit more of the plot and story and stop all of the teasing, I think people will conclude that the show is really just great marketing of an average product.
Of course, by the time I get to the end of the first season I may change my opinion, but I don\'t think so.
Also, I\'m very disappointed with their incredibly fake looking \"animals\". I was having flashbacks to the B horror movies or tv shows of many years ago where they try to generate a sense of terror by zooming in and out on a stuffed animal head to make you think it\'s a attaching someone. Any sense of drama they\'ve built up turns to disgust and a feeling of having been insulted as soon as I see those \"scary animals\". Maybe next year\'s budget will include some money for acceptable special effects.
Follow-up: I just finished watching the entire first season. They did a pretty good job on the final 3 episodes and the last one ended with enough substance that I'm looking forward to the next season. It should be interested to see if the pace picks up and is maintained or they slow back down to the slower pace of the earlier episodes.
This show is the best show on TV to date. I am a male, and I find this show touches me to a personal level, and spiritual level. This show has opened my eyes to what it is like having to trust humans in order to survive. We have to love one another. Or as Jack says "We have to learn to live together, or we will end up dieing alone."
Television in the past few years has fallen to an all time low in origonality. If it isn't a cheesy reality show, than it is a police/lawyer show. They all look alike and sound alike.Even Alias didn't appeal to me, since I am still lamenting the gone-but-not-forgotten (and much better) La Femme Nikita. I had gotten so bored with television, that I had almost given it up for good. Then along comes LOST. Heart-stopping action from the first scene, gets your attention, but it is the humor, romance, adventure, and mystery that keep us coming back week after week. The actors are some of the best in the business and the writing is top notch. The musical score is also one of the finest I have heard on weekly television show.
When previewing TV series, you sometimes come across a show and think, "that'd make a good TV movie but I can't see how it'll work as a series". And other times you find a show that makes you think, "this premise is so full of potential story lines it can provide good TV for years". It's rare though that you have both reactions to the same show.
Lost is from J.J. Abrams – creator of Felicity and Alias – and like Alias the show is packed with a complex story line. The basics are that an airplane has crashed on a deserted island. They discover that they were far off course and have little hope of a rescue. Sounds like enough of a premise … but wait, there's more. The plane was carrying a diverse mix of characters: a doctor, a Korean couple who appear to speak no English, a pregnant woman, a father and his young son. There's mystery around how the plane crashed and a Middle Eastern man who quickly gets named as a terrorist suspect. And then it's revealed that one of the passengers was a prisoner who was being transported back to the U.S. for unknown reasons. So the interactions of this group of people who ordinarily wouldn't interact coupled with the stressful circumstances seems like plenty of fertile ground for storytelling … but wait, there's more. The island, while it appears to be uninhabited by humans does seem to have a large, mean, as yet unseen non-human inhabitant.
Ok, so what's the problem that makes it hard to see this as a long running series rather than a movie or mini-series. Well remember Gilligan's Island and how ridiculous it was that they had so much clothing on board for a 3 hour tour? On Lost we have a plane crash and the plane was carrying luggage – at least some of which was recovered. Still if the show is to maintain even a semblance of reality (and as a serious drama rather than a sitcom it has to stick somewhat to reality) we'll soon be watching a group of ungroomed people walking around in tatters of clothing. That and to be realistic they're going to have to come up with some reasonable way to supply fresh water and food to the survivors.
Assuming the writers can overcome some of the problems inherent in the premise we're left with a treasure trove of story possibilities and some interesting story telling techniques. The pilot very effectively uses a cold opening where the viewer is thrust into the immediate aftermath of the plane crash with no prior explanation. Characters are revealed to each other and the viewers very slowly as would naturally occur – most of the survivors didn't know each other before the crash. Bits and pieces of the actual crash are revealed in flashback scenes from the perspective of individual characters. The mysterious creature living on the island remains unseen though the characters and viewers get some small sense of its capabilities and nature. And there's tons of backstory on the characters that remains untold. The dialog between the Korean couple – presumably husband and wife – goes without subtitles and the viewer is forced to attempt to interpret their gestures and actions much as the other characters do.
It's hard to predict if Lost will be a success or an abysmal failure. It's huge cast of "main" characters and complex (and possibly supernatural) storyline will certainly limit its appeal. Fans of Alias are likely to enjoy Lost as well even though it's not in the same spy genre. People expecting Gilligan's Island are likely to be turned off by the realism and gore. This one's not really for the kids. It'll take a few episodes to determine if the writers can live up to the premise but it should be interesting to watch whether they succeed or fail.
Lost debuts on Wednesday, September 22 at 8pm on ABC.
This show is one of the best on Tv. It has a very diverse group of characters, each with their own plot. The show shows their lives and how they were before the crash. I love this show because of its complete originality! This show gets an A from me!
this show is brilliant. I started watching it because i'm a big fan of JJ Abrams work.. (ALIAS) so i decided to see what this new project was all about. Wow, incredible. i was hooked by the first episode.. and now i have to endure an entire summer of no lost before i can find out what happens after the amazing finale of season 1. I've already preordered my dvds.. and i suspect i don't even need to convince you to do the same.. because anyone who has any sense has already seen it... for those who haven't, make sure you give it a good look.
I love the characters.. or should i say i love the way abrams has developed the characters.. there are some that you love to 'hate'... and others that you feel quite emotionally invested in.. and that's all brilliant. The point is, each character is fascinating, and so interesting to watch their pasts unfold, and how they change and what they go through on the island.
Each episode reveals a new mystery, and makes you ask even MORE questions then the questions that are answered.. it's almost a snowball effect. overwhelming mystery.. You think you've figured out the characters, and the mysteries..
and then you realise you know even less then before.
The plot runs deep. it's not 'easy' viewing.. so either you'll be hooked and watch every episode religiously.. or you won't watch it at all.
This show will hold u and not let go its that good. The story will always keep you guessing. The charecters do great in their acting for a bunch of nobodys and you'll become attached to them all the way through. This is what telivison should be screw that stupid survivor ****.
The show first captured me in on the pilot. I thought to myself "now this is a show" when the people were plane crashed and forced to live on an island together. Every character had there own personality they brought to the show. For instance Shannon with her snobby atitude trying to tan in the chaos or Hurley with his great since of humor. As the show went on they went deeper into the story with Claire getting kidnapped and Boone eventually dying which the writers alays made interesting. The only problem with this show is that it is always SO slow with the storylines.
Every episode Im like "does it happen yet Huh?" They wait FOREVER to get to the good part so it just drags on and on. Sometimes I think it just is a waste of time to watch it.In the end though it happens and it turns out pretty good. If you ask me I think you should DEFINATLY watch it.
“Lost” is the perfect name for this show. It describes the plot and all too often the viewers. Each episode has it\'s own gotcha. And everything ends up adding more questions than it answered from the previous episodes. A majority of episodes simply end with you asking the question “what?”
Why are there polar bears? Who are the others? What's the black rock? Why does their hair still seem to be professionally done?
There\'s plenty of plot and it\'s has its charm. It\'s quite watchable and I recommend it highly. However, don\'t expect to have anything answered. It\'s like Gilligan\'s Island crossed with a jerk-you-around soap opera at times. Overall I would say it\'s addicting, perplexing and good.
i thought it was a goood waste of time if u r a movie maker. the special effects r great and the past life views r good also. i most enjoy the dreams and that at the beginning u belive there is 2 enimies, the man who kidnapped the pregnate lady and the monster how killed the pilot.
I can't wait until the next season comes out. I have never missed an episode and I don't plan on it. Just the plot of the show tells you that there is going to be suspense in it. A bunch of people crashed on an island with almost everyone surviving. The show is a bit confusing at times, trying to keep up with all of the backrounds of the people before they crash and stuff, but this show is truly a masterpiece. The only thing that dissapointed me in the show was that it didn't show the creatures that were chasing them, ever, except for the giant polar bear, which was dead before you saw it. Other than that, this show keeps me coming back for more. Can't wait for next season.
Wauw, is this show great or what!
Every episode, you see how the people are struggling to survive on the island. The show also takes one character each time, where it goes into the background of their lives and what brougth them to the island.
When I saw the pilot, I was hooked to the show. There's not a better told story then Lost when it comes down to suspense, creepyness, dinosaur like creatures, flying black clouds that take people away.
It all sounds very wierd and like a bad nightmare, but it is filmed in such a way, that you really feel like you're there and feeling the suspense.
This show rocks and can't wait to find out next season, to what's behind that freakin' hatch!!
LOST started out as a show that the casual viewer didn't seem smart enough to understand. Most critics and people predicted it would reach the same level of success that ALIAS reached (both LOST and ALIAS are made by JJ Abrams). However, the premiere episode went beyond most expectations and proved that supernatural shows weren't dead. While LOST can become increasingly frustrating with it's constant questions without answers, the show itself is told beautifully. The flashback sequences mix with the events of the island and show the continuous character all the way through. With plot twists left and right, LOST is a supernatural thriller I won't soon forget.
Lost is one of a kind. The show is so Interesting to watch.Each episode has a hanger so it just makes you want to watch over and over again. The actors are so good they do a great job.The first season was great! i hope the second one is.
Ok Lost is about haha... well a group of people who are lost in a desert island and they are trying to find their way back home. But things keep apearing out of no where.Theres some kind of monster on the island too.But nothing is going to stop them nothing!
Its hard to believe a good show can come out of all this crap that's airing today *cough* reality television *cough* but this show has done it.
First of all, it just LOOKS so damn good, with it being shot in Hawaii (no sets of course) in the beautiful jungle and the camera capturing every colour of green, brown, blue etc.....it looks perfect. Also, all of the main characters are VERY likeable....it's hard to single out a favorite, but if I had to choose I'd go with Locke or Hurley, and I don't think I even have a least favorite. And if one of them gets killed off (I wont spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it) it hits HARD, I cried and cried when it happened (never done that with a TV show before). This is also the first TV series that uses a whole orchestra for the music...it really sets the mood of the entire show.
The main reason why this show is so good is the episodes themselves (half of the episode is on the island, and half of it is flashbacks of one character....and it works suprisingly well). These aren't like your average episodes of a TV series......it works more like a mini series, where if you miss an epsiode you'll be lost (no pun intended) but trust me, you WILL NOT want to miss an episode....it just draws you in and never lets go. And it's not just about a bunch of people stranded on an island solving problems that come their way, this island has some REALLY freaky things going on in it. Such as: A "monster" type thing that tears up trees and kills a few people (but no one has actually seen), polar bears start attacking people (on a TROPICAL island), these "special" numbers keep on appearing everywhere, some sort of hatch is embedded in the ground....with no way to open it, I could go on and on.....but it's better if you just see it for yourself. Looking back on the season, I can't even think of a bad episode....all the stories flow so well together (considering how much is going on with all the characters), they're all so good.
There is only one problem with this show though, a lot of episodes end with a cliffhanger to be solved in the next episode....and this will drive you INSANE!! Especially the season finale, 1 week was hard enough to wait....now I have to wait 3 months for the answer?? Aaaaarg!! Only a great show like this could drive people insane trying to figure out what'll happen next. All and all, this has to be my favorite show of all time and shouldn't be missed......even if your life depended on it :D
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