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Lost

In many ways, the ABC drama Lost acts as a metaphor about the life and struggles of every man (or woman) but taken to an epic level. Religious and philosophical analogies abound as the purpose of our very existence is argued on an island void of morals and reason. This debate is most strikingly personified by the characters of John Locke and Jack Shephard, one a man of faith, the other of science. But the central question of whether we have a free will capable of choosing the paths we take, or if our actions are pre-destined and outside of our control, plays out in the lives of every character. Through the course of six seasons, each must come to terms with the shortcomings of their past while likewise finding meaning and redemption in their own “lost” lives. Suffice it to say that Lost is not always easy entertainment, but it is intelligent and thought-provoking on a variety of levels nonetheless.

 

Season Reviews of Lost

Lost Season One: Exodus Review of the first season of the ABC drama Lost with emphasis on the final episode, including the characters of the series, the launching of the raft and the opening of the hatch.

Lost Season Two: Live Together, Die Alone Review of the second season of the ABC drama Lost with emphasis on the final episode and the divisions that arose amongst the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815.

Lost Season Three: Through the Looking Glass Review of the third season of the ABC drama Lost with emphasis on the final episode and the growing differences between Jack Shephard and John Locke.

Lost Season Four: There's No Place Like Home Review of the fourth season of the ABC drama Lost with emphasis on the final episode and the plight of the Oceanic Six, as well as the character of John Locke.

Lost Season Five: The Incident Review of the fifth season of the ABC drama Lost with emphasis on the final episode and its plot to change the future despite the belief that “whatever happened, happened.”

Lost Season Six: The End Review of the sixth season of the ABC drama Lost with emphasis on the final episode and the climactic showdown between the forces of good and evil and the end of the series.

 

Explorations of Lost

The Gospel According to Lost Review of the book The Gospel According to Lost by Chris Seay and how universal concepts such as love and redemption fit into both Christianity and the ABC drama Lost.

Lost and Buffy the Vampire Slayer A comparison of the ABC drama Lost and WB/UPN series Buffy the Vampire Slayer that details similarities between the two shows, including the island and the Hellmouth.

Lost: An Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living Exploration of the flashsideways universe from the final season of the ABC drama Lost and how it reflects the personal growth experienced by the characters.

Lost Taps Into Our Collective Cultural Psyche Exploration of the book Living Lost: Why We’re All Stuck On the Island and how the ABC drama uses pop cultural references to expand the show’s mythology.

The Odyssey of Desmond Hume Exploration of Desmond Hume from the ABC drama Lost and how the character reflects both Homer’s The Odyssey as well as Joseph Campbell and the “Hero’s Journey.”

 

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