Binge Watch – Lost
Having won many awards including the Emmys, the Screen Actors Guild, the British Academy Television Awards, and the Golden Globe, one of the most critically acclaimed TV drama series and one of our favorite drama series to binge watch, is Lost.
Originally airing on ABC, Lost captured the imaginations of viewers and critics alike. Bill Carter, television reporter of The New York Times, defined Lost as “the show with perhaps the most compelling continuing story line in television history.” Viewers agreed as the show dominated its time slot during its 6 seasons. But why do we love Lost so much even though it’s been off the air for more than 6 years?
For starters, no other television show was able to define the different characters of such a large cast in ways never before imaginable. Sure, other shows have given viewers an in-depth understanding of their lead characters but few come close to matching Lost’s depth and breadth. The creative use of time allows viewers to gain an understanding of who the characters are. Lost conveys to many that the character of a person is defined by what they have done, what they do, and what they will do. Each of the characters reflect realities of life that many certainly can and do relate to that. This strong appeal to the nature of man has allowed many viewers to form deep connections with the characters.
Lost also puts forth a very interesting interpretation of the interconnected nature of human culture. Lost’s characters are exposed to history, arts, literature, games, philosophy, religion, and science. The drama series is trying to tell us a fact we cannot deny: that everything and everyone is interconnected. Something or someone has an impact on something or someone else. The characters and the viewer are challenged to reexamine their own prejudices and what their implications mean to themselves and others.
What really keeps us glued to our seats whenever we watch Lost is the perpetual sense of mystery. Just like life itself, sometimes you think you know only to find out you don’t. Lost and life are a giant puzzle. Lost is a TV series that will definitely have you coming back for more.