Three pairs of contestants are blindfolded, taken to unknown locations across the world, and left with just £100 to try and get back to Nelson's Column. Whichever team arrives first wins a cash prize as well as the chance to race again.
A hybrid game show-reality series in which a pair of contestants are blindfolded, flown by private jet to an unknown corner of the earth and dumped there with only $100 to work out where in the world they are and then get themselves back to London. Drop locations were as diverse a Northern Quebec in the depth of winter and the Sahara Desert in Africa. Each 2 part 90 minute film charts the adventures of three teams dropped near each other and intercuts their stories as they race against each other to be first back to Nelson's Column in London and win a substantial cash prize. Written by
It annoys me that when people mention the name 'Lost' they'll immediately think of that ridiculous 'drama' about a group of beautiful plane crash survivors and their lethargic attempts to get themselves rescued. I say this because THIS show is SO much better.
One of the earlier reality shows in this modern trend, 'Lost' follows three teams of three (a camera operator on each) who are dumped in the middle of nowhere and must make it back to London with nothing but their wits and a small quantity of bartering money. The first team to reach Nelson's column win a cash prize and the chance to play again.
What makes this show so great is the sense of adventure (and even danger)! The teams remove their blindfolds and they could be anywhere! In one memorable episode they were dropped in a snow-covered wasteland in a remote area of Canada, with no idea which way to start walking.
Unlike most 'reality' shows, where the characters become more stupid as the show wears on, the people in 'Lost' blossom, achieving something they never thought they were capable of. It also opened my eyes to what you can accomplish through steely determination, as proved by the penniless contestants blagging free plane trips and other extra help from total strangers. I should try that more often.
I recommend catching this should it be repeated in the future.
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