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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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Series cast summary:
 Sayid Jarrah (117 episodes, 2004-2010)
 Jack Shephard (117 episodes, 2004-2010)
 Hugo 'Hurley' Reyes (117 episodes, 2004-2010)
 James 'Sawyer' Ford (117 episodes, 2004-2010)
 Jin Kwon (117 episodes, 2004-2010)
 Sun Kwon (117 episodes, 2004-2010)
 Kate Austen (117 episodes, 2004-2010)
 John Locke (117 episodes, 2004-2010)
 Claire Littleton (96 episodes, 2004-2010)
 Ben Linus / ... (78 episodes, 2006-2010)
 Desmond Hume (74 episodes, 2005-2010)
 Charlie Pace (73 episodes, 2004-2010)
 Michael Dawson (63 episodes, 2004-2010)
 Juliet Burke (55 episodes, 2006-2010)
 Miles Straume (48 episodes, 2008-2010)


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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Jungle scenes depicting open, grassy pasture areas at the foot of jagged cliffs were filmed in Kaaawa Valley (first season). See more »


Despite being referred to as "The French Woman" and having a French last name, Danielle Rousseau speaks French with a heavy Croatian accent. See more »


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James 'Sawyer' Ford: Son of a bitch!
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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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Chilling, atmospheric and addictive – if the writers can weave all the clues and ideas together in the end, this will probably be stapled as the best show ever in television
21 August 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

While originally reluctant to jump on the bandwagon of watching "Lost", I accidentally caught one episode at the beginning of season 1—the one with the polar-bear—and it has had my undivided attention ever since. The show, that is. Not the polar bear. So bear (heh) with me while I throw out as much rambling, semi-coherent praise as I can muster.

"Lost" takes a simple idea of a passenger flight full of people crashing onto a desert island, and gradually adds extraordinary depth to its premise by exploring each character deeply and unflinchingly—what drives them, who are they? Where did they come from? It soon becomes clear that the island upon which they are stranded acts as a common denominator for many things in their lives, whether they're running away from something (Sawyer and Kate among others) or getting in touch with spirituality (Locke, Claire). But "Lost" also zooms in on the island itself and the mysterious horrors that it houses... and they all seem to be strangely connected.

While television actors are not exactly known for their subtlety or dazzling acting abilities, most of the cast of "Lost" are, in truth, spectacular actors for their respective parts, projecting heart and humour in their performances. There's also a multitude of eyecandy, but not generally of the plastic Hollywood kind as most TV shows. The characters all feel very real and they are extremely compelling to watch. Their interactions rarely fall prey to predictable sappiness, petty arguments or cheesy melodrama (although they are annoyingly secretive) – these people are first and foremost trying to survive and whatever relationship appears is treated secondary to action. The realism of these characters facilitate an already well-sculptured plot.

About this plot... Imagine a tree as the template plot, then the branches as subplots (in this case, one branch for every character) – well, Lost adds twigs to each branch and then tiny twigs to those twigs as other story lines. If you're a brother/sister to one of the main characters in the flashbacks, you will get your own storyline. If you're a DOG you will have your own storyline. Unless the writers manage to weave them all together into some glorious culmination in the end, they are setting themselves up. I am more than a little worried there will be some disappointing cop-out to this show, as I'm sure most people are.

But assuming the writers do pull this off, "Lost" is possibly the best show ever to hit television.


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