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I began watching LOST on September 22, 2004. I was eleven years of age. I had begged my father to let me watch the season premiere due to the hype I had seen in commercials. After that first episode, my father and I were hooked. Every Wednesday at 8 o’clock we watched our favorite show together. Looking back on it, I did not understand the show in the slightest besides having my father explain it to me.
This is why I highly recommend this series to LOST fans and to new viewers. If you have already watched all six incredible seasons, there are definitely a plethora of things that you missed. Let’s be real here, J.J. Abrams packed all 43 minutes with new mysteries, answers to old questions, and subtle dialogue that connects to the end of the show.
I won’t go into detail about the episodes, the characters, or the meaning/theme of the show. That would take away from the breathtaking experience this show provides. What I can tell you though is once you begin watching, you will have to see it through. You will relate to and fall in love with the characters. The cleverness of the flashbacks engages you in the personal stories of the characters (and I’m not even big into TV Dramas!)
You will find yourself aspiring to be as courageous as Jack or Kate, falling for Sawyer’s wit and charm, sympathizing with Locke or Sayid, feeling bipolar about Jin, wanting Charlie and Claire to kiss or wanting to strangle Jacob and Ben, and a multitude of mixed emotions toward characters throughout the entire series. Your opinions of them will change over time but at the end, you will love and miss every one of them dearly. You will be emotionally attached to LOST and the all of the characters.
The plot was intricate and beautiful. Although there is much criticism about the ending of LOST, I believe everything fell together and almost every question was answered. If you disagree I urge you to watch the entire series over again with an open mind. And also, pay close attention to detail. You need to devote your attention to the every second of this show. Even if you get up off the couch to go to the bathroom, get a snack, etc. you will miss something important, I can assure you.
I have watched the series once on television and now once at home on my own time. Be forewarned however that now you do not have commercials, nor do you have to wait a week. Your life will be consumed with LOST and you will be able to rewind, fast forward and re-watch everything that you want to.
The special features includes 30+ hours of extra footage/deleted scenes and commentaries. They make you fall in love with the characters even more and really understand the director - actor dynamic. You can really see how J.J. Abrams has a plan, improvises when needed, and is a great director; especially when with Matthew Fox.
Most of the actors and actresses were never really popular before LOST. However my favorites from the show are (excuse how many favorites I have) - Matthew Fox (Jack Shepard), Naveen Andrews (Sayid Jarrah), Jorge Garcia (Hugo Reyes), Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austin), Terry O'Quinn (John Locke) and Michael Emerson (Ben Linus). If I really had to pick one, it would be Michael Emerson. You can feel real emotions - anger, disgust and sympathy - for his character.
Everybody Loves Hugo is without a doubt my favorite episode of the entire series. It is the 12th episode of Season 6. The title says all! If you thought you loved Hurley before, you will even more after watching this episode. A little lost trivia for you too - Jose Garcia's dog in real-life appears in a photo during this episode.
As far as the extra items go, you really need to discover them on your own. However this complete box set comes with the Senet game (seen in Season 6), an Island replica, an episode guide, a collectible Ankh and a black light. There are 37 discs that fit rather compactly into the 6 individual seasons cases.
If you're a LOST fanatic, I'd recommend buying the complete box set. The extras have sentimental value and will add something entirely new to your LOST experience. If not, just go with buying the individual seasons or watching the series of Netflix.
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Viewing Format: DVD
Video Occasion: Better than Watching TV
Suitability For Children: Suitable for Children Age 13 and Older