LOST Season 1

Published on December 19, 2008

Well, four years later I’m finally catching up on LOST (hat tip to Dustin). So far I’m enjoying the show: I gave the first season a 4-star rating (“I Really Like It”) at Netflix. There’s obviously a lot left for me to catch up on, but so far, so good. Mystery abounds, the characters are interesting, and the plot twists and turns all over the place. Hopefully things will start making a little more sense in season 2. Here’s a brief rundown of my current opinions of the main characters:

Jack
Probably my favorite character and the most practical (which is why I think I like him best).
Kate
I started out liking her, but the more I see, the more I dislike her. She’s “peas in a pod” with Sawyer.
Sawyer
Not much to like about this con-man, though I do feel a little sorry about his childhood trauma.
Locke
Meh.
Jin
I’m liking him more and more. His “business” dealings with Sun’s father are mysterious and pretty violent.
Sun
I’m enjoying her character more as well. She’s becoming much more independent, and is stepping into a leadership role. Here’s hoping that continues.
Sayid
Moderately interesting guy. Definitely someone you want on your side.
Charlie
Another of my favorite characters. I came to enjoy Dominic Monaghan in the Hetty Wainthropp series, and he shines here as well. I know how this character ends up, so it’s a bit of a bummer.
Michael
Started out a jerk, but has improved a great deal.
Walt
Along with his dad, he’s improved as a character. Gets abducted. Oh no!
Hurley
Another of my favorites, and great for a laugh. Has some of the best lines in the show, and a great back story.
Shannon
One of my least favorite characters. Snotty, boring, and someone I wouldn’t want to be around.
Boone
Again, one of my least favorite characters.
Claire
Always seems to get the short end of the stick. Very likable, however, and the kind of person that would be fun to get to know.
Rousseau
I know she’s been stranded on this island for 16 years, but someone needs to shoot her. Multiple times. Now.

I’m looking forward to season 2. Do you follow the show? If so, what do you think? No spoilers please.

2 Comments

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Interesting to read these comments on the characters, as a few of them have taken complete 180’s, and several of them are no longer on the show, and there are a few great characters that you haven’t even seen yet.

The show lost a lot of viewers in the first half of season 3. Stick with it, the show got much better toward the end of season 3, and season 4 was pretty great in my opinion. What changed was that they got the network to agree to end the show after season 6. (TV shows usually get the most ad money toward the end of their run, so I imagine that was a hard sell.) Basically, the writers have some concept of how the show will end, but they couldn’t start writing for the ending if they didn’t know when the show would end. So they had to start adding “filler” stuff that, ultimately, is probably inconsequential to the show’s grand scheme. The season 3 finale really sets up the beginning of the end, in a way. Without spoiling anything, I can’t say much more about that.

And in regards to this comment:

Hopefully things will start making a little more sense in season 2.

Do not count on it!! 🙂

Thanks for the heads up on things not making sense in season 2. Hopefully, that will change by the end of the series.

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