November 13, 2006

Lost - $8

Lost is a show which on the surface seems like a simple concept. A plane crashes, the survivors end up on an island and work together to stay alive while they wait to be rescued. Of course with this show it's not that simple.

There is a lot going on on the island. A black smoke with uproots trees, other people who seem to have lived on the island for a while and have kidnapped a number of the plane crash survivors, supernatural phenomina where the survivors see visions, an underground bunker with a button that needs to be pressed every 108 minutes to avoid the end of the world, oh and the odd polar bear.

I've been renting the dvd's of this show and am halfway through the second season so I don't have explanations for many of these things yet but I am hooked. As an aside watching tv on dvd is far better than actually watching tv.

The characters are fairly well developed in Lost considering how many of them there are. Every show includes flashbacks to people's lives before the crash to help the audience get to know them. And while I don't always follow the logic of some of the actions of the crash survivors I suppose the show is counting on its audience assuming people don't always do things that make sense when they are trapped on an island.

This show is no "Castaway", though I liked that movie. It's also a show you can't possibly pick up on without starting at the beginning so go out and rent season 1.

Lost is definitely on my 'Watch It' list and I give it a value of $8.