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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful:
A "Don't Miss" TV Show, 1 June 2003

If you are looking for a show that is pure Sir Arthur Conan Doyle then this may *not* be the show for you. However, if you enjoy elements of ACD's "The Lost World" along with a wonderful, fresh new twist on the story you will love this series!

Many wonderful elements make up TLW. There is fantasy and adventure: dinosaurs, mysteries, exciting near escapes and heroics galore - but also comedic moments and dramatic elements that come from crisp scripts and clever direction.

What's more, there truly *are* a wonderful cast of characters -- some of which are the true "lost" of the plateau they are trapped on. Not only is the Challenger Expedition fighting the elements, strange occurrences and the general dangers of the world surrounding them but they are also learning, as the months pass, to live with one another and become a family.

Wonderful friendships and romances have developed over the last few years that are very appealing to both young and old alike.

Kudos to all cast members: Peter McCauly (Professor Challenger), Rachel Blakely (Marguerite Krux - a character not in the book but mysterious and lovely -- a favorite!), William Snow (Lord John Roxton), Jennifer O'Dell (Veronica - Another new character but a welcome addition), David Orth (Edward "Ned" Malone), Michael Sinelnikoff (Professor Summerlee - Season One) and Lara Cox (Finn- a young woman from our world's potential future - New character in season 3).

Sit back, watch a few episodes -- and become enthralled. It's great fun, holds your interests, and you will grow to the this show and its characters -- whether you want too or not (but you WILL want to!).

1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Creepy, Atmospheric, Great Acting, 27 April 2003

If this movie had been made in the 1990s or even at the turn of the 21st century I don't believe it would have been as interesting or creative as it is. There is something about swinging 1960s that makes this movie a treasure -- the modern 1960s goes gothic in a way.

Of course, no matter what you may think of director Roman Polansky personally, one cannot deny that he has made a mark here, showing style and wit as well as horror. It stand the test of time. Rosemary's Baby still manages to scare, not with blood (although there is a little at the beginning) or cheap shock tactics but with psychological weaving like one would not believe.

Ruth Gordon, as neighbor Minnie, is both bizarrely funny and totally creepy, as is her husband, Roman, of whom you might want to call "Grandpa" one moment then "Master of Evil" a moment after that. Also fun seeing Pasty Kelly who is so out of place as a Satan worshipper that you know, all at once, that she is perfectly cast.

I love this movie because it did what it set out to do, scare me (and leave a lasting impression), and give it 4 out of 5 stars.

11 out of 11 people found the following review useful:
SO Worth It!!!, 21 March 2003

TOTSS has plenty for everyone. You want gorgeous scenery? It's there. You want handsome heros (Will Snow as David Grief and Rene Naufahu as his partner Mauriri)? They're there! Want smart, sassy and beautiful women (Rachel Blakely, Rowena King and Kimberly Joseph)? Yep, this show has that too. The narrative, while probably not as well scripted as it *could* be, is still worth a look. This is an action show with a dash of romance and doesn't really pretend to be anything else. One never knows what is going to happen next. With the exception of, possibly, the relationship forming between Grief and Isabelle Reed (Blakely) everything is fast pace! By the way, Snow and Blakely, when in a scene together, simply sizzle. Would personally love to see this show come out on DVD. It has never been seen in the U.S.A.