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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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 James 'Sawyer' Ford (118 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Sun-Hwa Kwon (118 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Katherine 'Kate' Austen (118 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 John Locke / ... (118 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Sayid Jarrah (118 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Dr. Jack Shephard (118 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Jin-Soo Kwon (118 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Claire Littleton (97 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Benjamin 'Ben' Linus / ... (78 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Desmond Hume (74 episodes, 2005-2010)
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 Charlie Pace (74 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Michael Dawson / ... (64 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Dr. 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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Trivia

Season 1 has some similarities to William Golding's novel 'Lord of the Flies'. The novel's basic premise is that a plane crashes on a remote island and the only survivors is a group of schoolboys. The group eventually splits into two factions, one staying on the beach waiting for rescue, the other moving to a rocky area with designs on being on the island long-term. Just like the survivors in the early season, the boys in the novel try to maintain a signal fire in hopes of being rescued. One of the characters in the novel is named Jack, who is a leader of sorts but a much less sympathetic one (the character Jack in the TV series is more like the novel's Ralph). Also, there is a character similar to Hurley called Piggy, who is overweight and whose real name is never revealed (Hurley's real name Hugo is mentioned for the first time later on). The TV character John Locke resembles the novel's Simon. Also, in both stories there are rumors about a monster on the island. See more »

Goofs

Danielle Rousseau is French but speaks with a heavy Croatian accent. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Pace: Guys... where ARE we?
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Crazy Credits

The strange opening credits were designed by J.J. Abrams on his laptop in black and white as an homage to The Twilight Zone. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.20 (2010) See more »

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Fresh Interesting Show...
9 January 2005 | by (Kissimmee, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a really good program with very good writers. There are many subplots that keep you interested and waiting for next week for more answers to the many growing mysteries surrounding the island where a group of plane-crash survivors have wrecked.

I also like how the writers go into the history of each main character, making them more interesting for the watcher. This looks to be a hit.

There are a lot of mysterious goings-on at the island and a lot of drama between the characters of the show.

Great to have some TV that doesn't involve CSI, cops, lawyers or doctors!


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