Can be slow at times, but great charecters, strong writting and some very original plotlines more then make up for it.
Few shows manage to make you go "wow" quite so intensely, nor keep you glued for the next eppisode. If your watching it on dvd, you will probably get though a season in under a week.
Lost is also a show that rewards faithfull and observent viewers. It never spells stuff out, instead trusting the viewers to "get" stuff as long as enough clues have been placed. It answer's just as much questions as it asks...exactly how a good serielised show should be.
It also rarely portrays anything as black or white. Charecters are given depth and good motivations, it dosnt shy from tough ethical questions. Neither does it shy away from humour, charecters have a full range of emotion which makes it infinitely easier to care about what happens to them.
Because of thesse points its one of the most inteligent, yet fun, to watch shows on television.
Towers the end of its run, the show (wisely) tried to tie up almost all its remaining mysterys and plotlines. I commend the network for giving the show plenty of notice to do this, and I would like to thank the writers for knowing this is important enough for them not to just try explaining everything away at the last minute.
However, it has to be said many of the mystery's revealed felt a bit flat, err-ing too much towards the fantasy/religious side as it went along. (Whereas the earlier seasons always kept a nice duality between faith and science). So they certainly didnt pick all explanations I liked, but I am relieved they at least gave some.
That said, it would have been nicer if they planned a little more toughly. They clearly wrote a lot in advance, judging by the early seasons having many aspects that tied together nicely. But at the same time, some stuff near the end (and one aspect of the plot in particular) felt very ret-conned.
So overall its a flawed masterpiece, but Id still say its a masterpiece. It has fantastically written characters, some really nice ideas, and it introduced a complex yet accessible method of storytelling that respected the audiences intelligence
I look forward to seeing the next show reaching this ones heights.
, Reviewed By Darkflame
Genre: Mystery Drama Sci-Fi
Lost created by JJ Abrams