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Thursday, August 12, 2010

I Love Getting Lost in LOST

Guest post of the week by Val Flores

LOST is a drama that brings together people from a variety of backgrounds, each with a number of issues plaguing them. From Jack, the doctor and self-appointed leader who feels the need to fix everything, to Sawyer, the con artist with a tragic past, each of these characters gains an opportunity to start over when their flight out of Sydney, Australia crashes.

The show, which ended its six-year run in May, was remarkable for its diversity of characters, with major players from Korea, Iraq, Scotland, Ireland, Russia and many other countries, and for its complex exploration of topics ranging from religion and mythology to literature and pop culture. This show, which I watched faithfully on the channels that direct tv special offers, challenged its viewers to carefully consider clues dropped throughout the series regarding the origins of the island and its inhabitants.

LOST also showcased brilliant acting, especially from Terry O'Quinn as John Locke, a would-be mystic and wilderness explorer whose quest for meaning takes many dark turns, and Michael Emerson as Ben Linus, a manipulative but wounded leader of the island's indigenous population whose motivations are never entirely clear. Michael Giacchino also gets a lot of credit for the exceptional orchestral music that he composed.
I am thankful for the journey that head writers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse took us on and look forward to their future television projects.


RNSANE said...

Tes, I've never even seen one segment of "Lost" - now that it is coming to an end, I plan to get the whole series from Netflix and do a marathon weekend of watching! There are a couple of other series I'd like to see as well.

ruthi said...

CONGRATS for the Guest Post Sis. I was at lost with Lost. I should have watched the 1st episode to be able to appreciate it.

Tekkaus said...

I have only watched a few episodes. :D Because I was too lost.

George said...

We watched Lost for the first three seasons and really enjoyed it, but then we got lost in the flash forwards and flash backs. We didn't watch a single episode of the final season.

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