Lost (TV series)
Lost was an American television series about airplane crash survivors on a tropical island in the South Pacific. Most episodes showed events in the present combined with stories from a character's past or future. The show was created by J. J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, and Jeffrey Lieber. It was mostly filmed in Oahu, Hawaii. The first episode was shown on September 22, 2004. Since then, five seasons have been shown on television. The series is made by ABC Studios, Bad Robot Productions and Grass Skirt Productions. It plays on the ABC Network in the United States. Other television networks show the series in other countries. Because of its large cast and the cost of filming in Hawaii, the series was one of the most expensive on television.
Lost had an average of 15.5 million viewers per episode on ABC during its first year. It won many awards including the Emmy Award for outstanding drama series in 2005 and best American import at the British Academy Television Awards also in 2005.
Story[change | edit source]
Season 1[change | edit source]
The episodes of Season 1 were shown on television in the United States starting on September 22, 2004. There were 24 episodes, which were shown on Wednesday nights. After their plane crashes on an island, the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 must work together to stay alive. The survivors find mysterious things including polar bears, an unseen monster, and the other people living on the island, known as the "Others." They also meet a Frenchwoman who has been on the island for 16 years and find a metal hatch (door) buried in the ground. Some of them try to leave the island on a raft.
Season 2[change | edit source]
Season 2 had 23 episodes and were shown in the United States and Canada on Wednesdays starting September 21, 2005. Most of the story is about the conflict between the survivors and the Others. The survivors go down into the hatch door and find a secret, underground building where a man named Desmond has been living for three years. They learn about the DHARMA Initiative, a group of scientists who built the hatch and many other buildings on the island. The characters meet a new group of survivors from the tail end of the crashed airplane. One of the crash survivors betrays the other castaways by working with the Others.
Season 3[change | edit source]
Season 3 had 22 episodes that began airing in the United States and Canada on October 4, 2006 on Wednesdays at 9:00 pm. After a break, the show returned on February 7, 2007 and aired at 10:00 pm. The story continues 67 days after the crash. New crash survivors and Others are introduced. The crash survivors learn about the Others and their history on the island. A war between the Others and the survivors begins, and the survivors make contact with a rescue team.
Season 4[change | edit source]
Season 4 began airing January 31, 2008 and ended on May 29, 2008. When the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike began, only 8 of the planned 16 episodes had been filmed. After the writer's strike was resolved, only 5 of the remaining 8 episodes in season 4 were filmed. In this season, people from a ship called the Kahana come to the island. The new characters are not really a rescue team, and they put the crash survivors in danger. Later, six of the survivors escape the island. They become famous and are called the "Oceanic Six." The things they do after going back home are shown as "flashforwards," which are scenes showing the future.
Season 5[change | edit source]
Season 5 was shown in the United States and Canada from January 21, 2009 to May 13, 2009. This season follows two time lines. The first takes place on the island where the remaining survivors time travel through many time periods. The second shows the Oceanic Six trying to return to the island. Later in the season, most of the characters end up on the island in the year 1977. They join up with the DHARMA Initiative, a group of scientists who lived on the island. Some characters return to the island in 2007, where they meet Jacob, the leader of the Others.
Season 6[change | edit source]
Season 6 aired on February 2, 2010. It was the final season and it had 18 episodes. To keep the story a surprise, the producers of the series do not want any preview scenes to be shown before the season starts.
Cast[change | edit source]
Current[change | edit source]
These characters have regular appearances on the show as of the sixth season.
- Naveen Andrews - Sayid Jarrah
- Nestor Carbonell - Richard Alpert
- Emilie de Ravin - Claire Littleton
- Michael Emerson - Benjamin Linus
- Jeff Fahey - Frank Lapidus
- Matthew Fox - Jack Shephard
- Jorge Garcia - Hugo "Hurley" Reyes
- Josh Holloway - James "Sawyer" Ford
- Daniel Dae Kim - Jin-Soo Kwon
- Yunjin Kim - Sun-Hwa Kwon
- Ken Leung - Miles Straume
- Evangeline Lilly - Kate Austen
- Terry O'Quinn - John Locke/The Man in Black
- Zuleikha Robinson - Ilana
Former[change | edit source]
These characters were regular characters at one point of the show and are now no longer shown or shown only in flashbacks.
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje - Eko
- Henry Ian Cusick - Desmond Hume
- Jeremy Davies - Daniel Faraday
- Maggie Grace - Shannon Rutherford
- Malcolm David Kelley - Walt Lloyd
- Rebecca Mader - Charlotte Lewis
- Elizabeth Mitchell - Juliet Burke
- Dominic Monaghan - Charlie Pace
- Harold Perrineau - Michael Dawson
- Michelle Rodriguez - Ana Lucia Cortez
- Kiele Sanchez - Nikki Fernandez
- Rodrigo Santoro - Paulo
- Ian Somerhalder - Boone Carlyle
- Cynthia Watros - Libby Smith
References[change | edit source]
- ABC's 'Lost', about the show
- Pilot: Part 1
- Ryan, Tim (26-1-2005). "High filming costs force ABC network executives to consider relocating". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. http://starbulletin.com/2005/01/26/news/story2.html.
- "Lost" set for three more years, Variety.com, May 6, 2007
- A Map for 'Lost', Entertainment Weekly
- "ABC.com: Lost Episode Guide". ABC.com. http://abc.go.com/primetime/lost/episodes. Retrieved 2006-10-10.
- Lost website
- Dos Santos, Kristin, (February 12, 2008) "The Return of Mother, Life and, Oh Yeah, Lost", E!.
- Natalie Abrams. "ABC Sets Lost Premiere Date". TVGuide.com. http://www.tvguide.com/News/ABC-Sets-Lost-1012305.aspx.
- Porter, Rick (June 29, 2009). "Lost will last a little longer". Zap2it. http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2009/06/lost-will-last-a-little-longer.html. Retrieved August 17, 2009.
- Topel, Fred (November 17, 2009). "Lost's final season will answer everything. Mostly.". SciFi Wire. http://scifiwire.com/2009/11/losts-final-season-will-a.php. Retrieved January 1, 2010.
Other websites[change | edit source]
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- ABC - Lost Official Wiki
- ABC - Lost Official Podcast
- Official Lost Season 1 website
- Official ABC streaming video site - Lost Season 3 to-date Episodes available
- Network sites
- CTV - Lost (Canada)
- Channel 7 - Lost (Australia)
- Lost (UK Series 1 and 2) at Channel4.com
- Sky One - Lost (UK Series 3 and 4) at sky.com
- RTÉ Two - Lost (Ireland)
- Lost (Germany)
- Sponsored forum
- The Fuselage: forum sponsored by J.J. Abrams
- Official tie-in sites
- The Hanso Foundation: fictional foundation behind the DHARMA Initiative
- Oceanic Airlines: fictional airline whose crashed Flight 815 is the subject of the series