Lost in ReviewJanuary 27, 2010
Loyal reader Rusty asks whether Lost is just “Melrose Place meets Gilligan’s Island,” and can I recap for people who haven’t watched the series, but may tune in for Season 6 …
Lost can’t be recapped. Attempts have been made. But it’s the most cryptic, dense series ever created, a cobweb of connections that can’t be summed up in a few minutes of YouTubery. You really do have to watch the entire run, and even then it’s a mindwarp.
As much as it saddens me, I would have to say this: “Don’t watch Season 6. Wait until it’s done, and get the entire series on DVD or BluRay, and start from the beginning.”
This is not as daunting a task as you may think. Seasons 4, 5 and 6 are short, after all. And it’s the kind of show that doesn’t let you watch just one episode. You’ll put in a disc, and the next thing you know, it’s tomorrow.
Anyway, Lost does have elements of Melrose Place, and Gilligan’s Island, but also Sliders, Quantum Leap, the X-Files and Survivor. I consider this to be a good thing.