At the insistence of Rebecca and Brian, Alisa and I have been watching the first season of ABC’s Lost on DVD.
Wow. I had no idea how great it was.
We’ve only watched three of the discs so far, but I’m hooked. It’s far exceeded my expectations, which, I admit, weren’t that high until I started hearing about it. Without giving much away, I’ll say this: if it was just a story about a stranded group of people, it would undoubtedly still be fascinating and well-executed. But it’s much more than that, it would seem.
As the series progresses, it only draws me in more deeply and raises my fascination and curiosity. It’s working like X-Files at its best: the more you learn, the less you know. A perfect way to keep your viewers hooked, but, as X-Files demonstrated, not so easy to bring to completion without either completely underwhelming or losing everyone. My hopes are high for Lost.