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March 14th, 2005

Lost1Okay, one more addendum to the prior writing on this year’s television: Lost. My brother pointed it out to me, and so I figured, why not give it a try. I’ve seen four episodes, and I have to say, I’m hooked. The story is about forty-eight people (thirteen, maybe fourteen are main characters in an ensemble cast) who survive a crash landing on an island in the South Pacific when their flight from Australia to the U.S. loses communications, runs off course and then hits turbulence which tears the plane into three pieces. the main fuselage lands on the beach of a largish, apparently uninhabited island–one which harbors some pretty strange mysteries.

One would think that the show could not last longer than a season, but apparently they are set up to do just that. The first season is set to cover the first 40 days of the survivors on the island, each episode covering about two days. So far, each episode has been from a certain character’s POV, complete with flashbacks to both what they were doing on the plane just before the crash, as well as their lives weeks and months before the crash.

Reportedly, the pilot episode cost $10 million–the highest price for a pilot yet–and was filmed in Hawaii. Michael Keaton was offered the lead role, at least for the pilot (when his character was supposed to get killed), but he passed, and Matthew Fox took the lead–and recurring–role.

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  1. March 15th, 2005 at 10:52 | #1

    It gets a bit slow in the middle but returns to the main story near the end. They stopped at ep18 for a six week hiatus (not sure why) but the ep18 is great.

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