My wife had never seen Lost before, so this past weekend we started a watch through. We're up to episode 8 or so already and she's enjoying it so far.
Anyways, it got me in the mood to talk about Lost again, but I can't really talk to her too much about it without spoiling stuff, so here we are.
The series ended over two and a half years ago, but I imagine there will be plenty to talk about.
Covering somewhere in the neighborhood of 120 episodes
a sporting an ensemble cast that reached a surprising total of around 35 characters
credited as part of the main cast over it's 6 seasons.
Some people love it, some people hate it, some people still don't understand the ending (even Arkham City's Joker comments on it).
It's also apparently a miracle the show even worked, as this article
details with excerpts from Alan Sepinwall's book, The Revolution Was Televised
, such as the following:
The creation of Lost defies nearly everything we know about how successful television shows — or great ones — are made. The idea for Lost came not from a writer, but a network executive. The first writer on the project got fired. The replacement creative team had a fraction of the usual time to write, cast, and produce a pilot episode. The executive who had championed the show was himself fired before it ever aired. One of the two creators all but quit the moment the pilot was finished. Nearly every creative decision at the start of the show was made under the assumption that it would never succeed. Everyone believed it was too weird, too dense, too unusual to work. And it may have been. But it worked, anyway.
The show definitely had it's ups and downs, but overall I enjoyed it (even the ending, unlike apparently a lot of others) and only had a few big unanswered questions at the end.
Such as why Sun didn't go back in time with the others on the return flight.
So remember the Jackfaces:
Remember the fan comics
Remember [insert favorite character(s) here] being awesome
Remember the Superbowl ad during Season 2?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzW5qtpddrs