Lost (2004–2010)

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The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.

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 Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (118 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Sayid Jarrah (117 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Jack Shephard (117 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 James 'Sawyer' Ford (117 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Jin Kwon (117 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Sun Kwon (117 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Kate Austen (117 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 John Locke (117 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Claire Littleton (96 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Ben Linus / ... (79 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Desmond Hume (74 episodes, 2005-2010)
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 Charlie Pace (73 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Michael Dawson (63 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Juliet Burke (55 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Miles Straume (48 episodes, 2008-2010)
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Life is laid bare as a group of plane crash survivors find themselves stranded on a remote Pacific island. The trauma of the crash soon becomes overshadowed by the island itself, where unseen creatures stalk the jungle, paranormal happenings abound and astonishing coincidences reveal themselves. In this unique environment emotions swell as the survivors battle their inner and outer demons, and strive to live together - so that they won't die alone. Written by Tobias Stapleford

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When Charlie held heroin in his hand after quitting, Dominic Monaghan patterned his performance after that of Andy Serkis in the Lord of the Rings films - as Gollum holding the One Ring. Serkis based his performance as Gollum/Smeagol on a heroin addict. See more »

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A mystery graveyard, so much less than the sum of its parts...
23 June 2010 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

Where do pressing questions go if they want to remain unanswered forever? They go LOST... :) - Mysteries have a tendency in LOST to appear to be of major importance, even seemingly let the world depend on them (sometimes quite literally!), while in fact there's not really much there that deserves thinking it through. That's the sad truth after the curtain went down on this show after a mostly extremely bland final season. Even the iconic moments the show definitely featured during the first seasons to a great deal become meaningless on retrospect. Even main characters that were set up as key players in the grand scheme of things turn out to have no clue whatsoever eventually. So the authors choose not to reveal too much as they go along, just tease, keep things interesting and suspenseful with immense cliffhangers and what not, yet often let mysteries die due to old age after some seasons have passed.

According to a website that collects all mysteries the show presented to us the series leaves us after the final episode with no less than over 60 major questions entirely unanswered and about 220 minor ones that aren't addressed properly either. The show turns out to be more like a puzzle construction kit where you can put together what you like and how you like it, but a deeper meaning is, well, seriously LOST. If you are lured into the intriguing web of enigmas and hope that there might be light at the end of the tunnel revealing what island, monster, the so-called others, the legendary numbers or that fabled guy Jacob are all about, you're in for major disappointments. The characters are basically running around in circles, dealing with and fighting against what they don't know. Which is especially difficult to watch in the final season, where the few things that are dealt with turn out to be a mess standing on shaky feet, and the ending feels tucked on. There are in fact only seasonal arcs, peppered with references to what is yet unknown at the point of a particular episode, but the arc that connects it all, even semi-constructively, is missing entirely.

"It's all about the characters" the show runners explain their lack of interest to deal with answers and yet they threw in one twist after another in six years, thus building the "character" of the island. Only to leave that latter as shallow as you can possibly imagine. There are dozens of fan theories out there which prove to be way more creative than what the LOST writers managed to come up themselves - which isn't that difficult if you consider that the master plan was to just focus on one aspect of the show in the end, leaving everything else to everyone's own imagination.

"Every question you ask will only lead to more questions" someone says in the final season implying to stop asking questions altogether. I recommend not to start with it, as in case you do you're likely to crash like flight 815 on trying to process the material. You can watch the show for light entertainment with no expectations, and you might enjoy it thoroughly from beginning to the end. However, LOST promised to be so much more given the grand themes that were set up in the first seasons.

Thus: 6 out of 10 from me for the whole series, which ultimately didn't deliver. Especially the last season makes a good deal you've watched entirely pointless. Oh, maybe there's one message the show really conveys effectively: Get over it, move on! Point taken.


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