I rarely watch TV, and I even more rarely watch the same TV twice. But after finishing the fourth season of Lost, I felt I had to go back and see the show from the beginning.
While the show started off well, with its diverse cast of backstory-laden survivors, this is the season that gave the island its own mythology: The Dharma Initiative, the Others, the hatches, the anomaly--everything that's kept the show interesting ever since. Nearly every episode contains a surprising revelation about the island, or a twist that changes everything, and yet most of the season's tangled plot threads are neatly wrapped up in the epic 2-hour finale.
The DVD set also contains some good special features, which are stylishly put together. If you're going to own any season of Lost, make it this one.
I wasn't impressed with the original pilot of LOST, and somehow, ended up becoming hooked on the show (along with my husband). For Season 2, we were both IRKED at how ABC would air an episode...then take a few weeks off...then air another episode... Needless to say, my husband and I stopped watching after the episode "One of Them"! We vowed to never watch the show again. (And we didn't...at least, not on ABC) However, I ended up … more
What was in the Hatch? The cliffhanger from season one of Lost was answered in its opening sequences, only to launch into more questions as the season progressed. That's right: Just when you say "Ohhhhh," there comes another "What?" Thankfully, the show's producers sprinkle answers like tasty morsels throughout the season, ending with a whopper: What caused Oceanic Air Flight 815 to crash in the first place? As the show digs into more revelations about its inhabitant's pasts, it also devotes a good chunk to new characters (Hey, it's an island; you never know who you're going to run into.) First, there are the "Tailies," passengers from the back end of the plane who crashed on the other side of the island. Among them are the wise, God-fearing ex-drug lord Mr. Eko (standout Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje); devoted husband Bernard (Sam Anderson); psychiatrist Libby (Cynthia Watros, whose character has more than one hidden link to the other islanders); and ex-cop Ana Lucia (Michelle Rodriguez), by far the most infuriating character on the show, despite how much the writers tried to incur sympathy with her flashback. Then there are the Others, first introduced when they kidnapped Walt (Malcolm David Kelley) at the end of season one. Brutal and calculating, their agenda only became more complex when one of them (played creepily by Michael Emerson) was held hostage in the hatch and, quite handily, plays mind games on everyone's already frayed nerves. The original cast continues to battle ...