Lost did have some hiccups during the first season. Some plot threads were left dangling for weeks, and the "oh, it didn't really happen" card was played too often. But the strong writing and topnotch cast kept the show a cut above most network TV offerings. The best-known actor at the time of the show's debut was Dominic Monaghan, fresh off his stint as Merry the Hobbit in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films. The rest of the cast is either unknowns or "where I have I seen that face before" supporting players, including Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly, who are the closest thing to leads. Other standouts include Naveen Andrews, Terry O'Quinn (who's made a nice career out of conspiracy-themed TV shows), Josh Holloway, Jorge Garcia, Yunjin Kim, Maggie Grace, and Emilie de Ravin, but there's really not a weak link in the cast. Co-created by J.J. Abrams (Alias), Lost left enough unanswered questions after its first season to keep viewers riveted for a second season. --David Horiuchi
Where Have I Seen These Castaways? (click images to find out)
(Daniel Dae Kim)
(Emilie de Ravin)
(Malcolm David Kelley)
Stills from Lost (click for larger image)
Sawyer in action
Claire and Charlie
Jin and Michael
Claire and Hurley
My family nearly went through the entire series from Friday to Sunday...and we're not couch potatoes! The show is simply riveting...the characters are all deeply interesting, and the show has like 16--their interaction and past are unpredictable, and the show's pace is brisk, but also full of reflective, beautiful moments. There is not a single weak link in the cast.
Perhaps the most fun is the suspense as the island's mysteries become revealed, entangling the survivors in its web. You'll scream when an episode ends at the most crucial of moments, and you'll find yourself watching "just one more" over and over! With all of the clues dropped in each show, you can't help but discuss them afterwards among friends, family, and internet boards if you have the time.
I was also quite pleased with what bonuses were offered in the box set. It's wildly entertaining to see all the tricks employed to make the show shine in its finished form, and it is priceless whenever the cast members have something to share.
Funny, engrossing, intelligent, and highly addictive, this show and the excellent quality of the DVDs deserve hearty full marks!
Its the best series ever i cant even explain it beats all of them by far.
My only criticism is it is typical JJ Abrams fare, lots of twists, turns, and whoa's. In some ways it reminds me so much of "Alias" it isn't funny. However, this does not detract from my enjoyment. At last a TV show that is not just fluff. Season 2 DVD's are released WHEN?