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.


The Hansens said...

I think you should start a blog for reviewing TV shows. There are some decent shows mixed in with all the crap. New shows that I checked out this week that you may want to review are Heroes and Daybreak. Heroes is a dramatic superhero story while Daybreak is Groundhog's Day on adrenaline.

Tony Tanti said...

I'm kinda transitioning this blog into a general entertainment review blog which will include tv from time to time.

We watch Heroes, it's great, a little hokey at times but it's kinda like M. Night's Unbreakable except its about way more people discovering their powers. Haven't seen Daybreak, I don't think I have room for another tv show in the week, when is it on?

The Hansens said...

Daybreak is on Wednesdays at 9:00 (?), at least that is when the premiere was.

Coutts said...

haven't got into lost and probably never will since i'm so far behind and would probably rent other dvds before embarking on the lost catch-up as you have done. i think angie's mom is into this show though.

nice review. check out your vendetta post because i'm going to write you there.

Heidi said...

I needed to suspend belief WAY too much to watch this show. I saw the first few episodes and it bothered me too much to get any entertainment out of it.
Do you watch Jericho? Nuclear bombs, end of the world stuff, much more realistic in the way they handle disaster, survival stuff.

Tony Tanti said...

Heidi, I know what you're saying, except that the supernatural element in Lost is part of what has drawn me in. I don't think they're trying to be realistic.

As long as everyone watches the best show on TV - Studio 60 - I'll be happy.