The popular drama television series Lost first aired on ABC on September 22, 2004, still continues to be watched and popular. The pilot episode made immediate waves in the entertainment world, with its interesting blend of science fiction and supernatural elements. The strange and alluring nature of the beginning of the series led to each episode in the first season received a whopping average of 16 million viewers. Theconcept that so many found intriguing involved the interwoven stories of the survivors of a commercial airplane crash on an island in the South Pacific, like Gilligan’s Island meets Twilight Zone.
The stories are told using devices such as flashbacks, flashforwarding, and devoting each episode to select main characters out of the dozens in the cast. With the ensemble cast, complex and mysterious storytelling methods, and beautiful setting (the series was filmed on Oahu) the series soon became a critical and commercial success. The critical attention and high ratings lasted consistently throughout the entire show. Lost ran for a total of six seasons and finally concluded on May 23rd, 2010, clocking in 11 million viewers an episode in the final season.
Lost The Best Tv Show Ever Aired
In the six years since the conclusion of the show, Lost has cemented itself among critics as one of the best television dramas ever aired. There is physical evidence of this status as well, in the form of numerous industry awards. In 2005, Lost won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, and two actors from the show, Terry O’Quinn and Naveen Andrews, were nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for their roles; the same year, Lost won Outstanding Achievement in Writing for a Dramatic Television Series from the Writers Guild of America. A year later, Lost claimed the Best Drama Golden Globe Award; in both 2005 and 2006, the series took home the Saturn Award for Best Television Series, and the magazine Entertainment Weekly dubbed Lost its Entertainer of the Year. In 2009, Michael Emerson won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor as Ben Linus.
The list of awards both nominated and awarded to Lost goes on and on, the series sweeping the board for Visual Effects, Best Actors and Supporting Actors, and Writing for years. Lost continued to sweep the nominations until its very last episode, nominated in 2010 for multiple Emmy Awards. This year, Rolling Stone listed Lost as the fourteenth best science fiction television show, showing that Lost has hardly been forgotten as the years pass.
The show was so popular that people who have still never even seen the show might be able to recite the infamous eerie numbers from the storyline: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42. Since Hurley, a character in the series, won the lottery using these numbers on the show, people all over began using these numbers for their lottery tickets. This was made apparent when certain number combinations saw numerous lottery winners splitting the cash.
Lost Made Tv & Movie Productions Rich In Expression
Parodies of Lost flooded other television shows. References and parody of the series can be seen in shows like 30 Rock, Family Guy, The Simpsons, and Community. During its time airing, fans filled the internet with news, theories, fan creations and essays.
The popular critical success of Lost inspired many the science fiction-laden television shows on mainstream television today. The non-linear narrative style and ensemble cast became popular elements in many subsequent television series, such as FlashForward, Heroes, Once Upon a Time and Fringe. It wouldn’t be a stretch at all to say that narrative development of Lost revolutionized storytelling in television drama. During a time when easy-to-produce hollow reality shows were taking television by storm, J.J. Abrams’ Lost showed the general public that TV shows were still capable of complex and fascinating plotlines.