LOST has revolutionized the way viewers interact with their favorite television shows. Fans can get LOST clues, new scenes, webisodes – all additional to the weekly episode – at any time, from any computer, even from their phones. But what created such avid fans in the first place?
The writers of LOST, headed by cult favorite J.J. Abrams, have essentially created an entirely new world within the world we know. The island has its own rules – time travel, ghosts – and yet, over four years, the creators have managed to somehow make the science fiction seem… much less fictitious.
We first met the recurring cast members moments after their plane crashed on a mysterious island. Nothing like an emergency situation to show the characters for their true colors, letting the audience know immediately who these people are. Then, over time, their stories were detailed as each episode focused, one by one, on each character in flashback – leading up to the crash-landing on the cancer-curing, smoke monster-harboring, time warp of a deserted island. Being a devout viewer of LOST is much like finding yourself in the middle of a long novel – you’re not sure you want to invest the time and finish, but you’re already so deep into the story you can’t help but satisfy your curiosity.