Lost (season 1)

{5/5} “I’m an ordinary man, Jack. Meat and potatoes, I live in the real world. Not a big believer in magic. But this place… is different, it’s special.”

A plane crashes on a possibly deserted island in the middle of the Pacific. Because the plane turned around, rescuers will be looking in the wrong place. There’s a huge beast in the forest, there’s a radio broadcast calling for help that’s been going for 16 years, and one of the survivors is an escaped criminal.

Among the survivors are a caring doctor, a woman who wants to start over, a musician who’s addicted to drugs, a man who used to be in the military who’s good with electronics, a couple who don’t speak English, a woman who’s very pregnant, and a man who brought a suitcase full of knives.

Lost season 1 originally aired in 2004-05.

The show starts out after the plane crashed and flashes back to what some characters were doing on the plane, providing additional insight into who they are. Eventually the flashbacks go back further, showing us a particular character’s background in each episode the way that Once Upon a Time does. It’s gripping right from the very beginning — you always want to know what happens next.

Although it’s a fairly serious show in general, it’s not grim like Stargate Universe — there are funny moments.

There’s a large cast of characters, but we care about all of them.

The show is filmed in beautiful Hawaii.

The mysterious music is by Michael Giacchino (Up).

Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the Rings) plays Charlie and Terry O’Quinn (The X-Files) plays Locke. Daniel Dae Kim (the TV show Crusade) plays Jin and Emilie de Ravin (the TV show Once Upon a Time) plays Claire.

Matthew Fox (the TV show Party of Five) plays Jack and Evangeline Lilly (Real Steel) plays Kate. Josh Holloway (Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol) plays Sawyer and Naveen Andrews (The English Patient) plays Sayid.

Guest stars include Robert Patrick (the TV show The X-Files), Mira Furlan (the TV show Babylon 5) and William Mapother (Another Earth).

The show was created by J.J. Abrams (the TV shows Alias and Fringe), Jeffrey Lieber (the TV show Miami Medical), and Damon Lindelof (writer and producer of things like Prometheus).

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