With its beautiful, emotional and spectacularly brilliant execution of mystery, science-fiction, comedy, tragedy and deep characterization on an unprecedented scale, Lost is a grand adventure story unlike any epic portrayed on the small screen.
In fact, Lost is the perfect collision between the intellectual world, and the world of pop culture. Unlike most other shows, it appears to have no ceiling to its understanding, at least not that I can see. I am still trying to understand its meaning. Not of its storyline, but rather, its effect on popular culture, science fiction, literature, philosophy, history and even physics. But it's the unique personal journey I find myself on as a consequence of those 121 episodes that fascinates me most.
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It's a common belief amongst Lost fans that Desmond Hume's "visions" were all actual glimpses of the future. I can understand why people think this as, for a long time, I did too. Only, to me it never quite felt right. Something seemed wrong. So I looked a little closer and what I found may surprise you.
Before we go any further, I need to explain a little about the "time loop theory".
- 1 Introduction to Lost's "Time Loop Theory" (TLT)
- 2 Desmond is the variable
- 3 Charlie regularly guided to danger by Desmond
- 4 Multiple Loops
- 5 Who knew about the time loop?
- 6 Final Words
Some believe it, some don't, others don't understand it while many more haven't even heard of it. There is no "one" theory and they're all confusing. The one thing that most have in common …
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Recently someone on a Lost fan-site complained that one of the show's best scenes was ruined because of the choice of language used - an extraordinary allegation considering its importance.
The scene in question is the epic one in 'The Candidate' where Sun and Jin die. Once Jack et al leave, the doomed couple switch between English and Korean.
This is one Lost's most heart-wrenching/beautiful scenes. Even collecting the images to use for this post had me tearing up. It left a big impression on me that's just as strong today as the first time I watched in horror as two of my favourite characters passed away in the most tragic of circumstances.
For this reason, I found it (to put it mildly) bemusing to hear that for some, the scene was a failur…
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For me, Lost's greatest legacy is the affect it had on my 'spirituality'.
I am not religious, and at times wondered if Lost was trying to shove religion down my throat. My brain, upbringing and training is all science based so it's no surprise it's at the heart of how I go about my life. But with committed viewing I realised they weren't trying to force religion on me at all. Religion was used as a story telling device, that's all. The journey that is 'Lost' is a deeply personal one and everyone will get something different out of it depending on who they are, their background etc.
I think for me the character of Rose had the greatest affect on me. She's not my favourite (though is one of), but she had a wonderful way of looking at things th…Read more >
No, this is not fan fiction. I was recently asked if Lost would find a whole new fan-base in light of a heavily promoted re-run on G4. The question seemed easy enough. It's a simple yes or no answer, right? Well, not quite.
As with everything to do with Lost, there are no simple answers - and most answers simply lead to more questions anyway. I've been in the TV / Media industry long enough to know how cyclical these things are. The fact it's on G4 means it's being exposed to a new younger (mostly male) audience.
But Lost - by its nature - has a couple of very major roadblocks when it comes to finding new fans.
The first is a requirement for dedication. Proper, all-consuming, diligent dedication. Casual viewing will simply not suffice. The seco…
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