The show just keeps getting creepier and creepier. The magnitude of details that emerge help transform the plot from surviving a plane crash to navigating time travel. It is totally unexpected as the writers weave the unexpected plot change into the script through so many working elements. Flashbacks, as well as flash aheads help unravel the mystery as it is time they are really lost in, not sea.
Quick Rundown of the show: Oceanic Flight 815 crashes en route from Sydney somewhere over the Pacific. The plane miraculously lands on a seemingly deserted island. The miraculous part is that the plane split in half in the air on the way down, with both halves landing with survivors in separate parts of the island. The survivors are having hallucinations that often turn into lies, creating animosities between the cast. There is a constant fight for leadership between two main characters: Jack and Locke. The hallucinations that they are having often involve visits from dead people who hold entire conversations. The dead visitors give instructions on how the survivor should handle situations like soul redemption for the sins/crimes of their pasts. As it turns out, they are not hallucinating. In fact, there were a team of scientists who setup a camp here to study time travel amongst other things. Some of their research could be considered unethical. There camp was seized by “hostiles” from the island. These “hostiles” were taking orders from the dead – who may have originated from sacred temples left on the island. I’m still in season five, so I have a way to go yet. There are a total of 121 episodes over five seasons now available for streaming media on Netflix UK. Great show, coming from someone who usually does not do TV.
List of characters:
Matthew Fox is the protagonist, a troubled surgeon named Jack Shephard.
Evangeline Lilly is the fugitive Kate Austen.
Jorge Garcia portrays Hugo “Hurley” Reyes, a horribly unlucky lottery winner.
Josh Holloway is the con man, James “Sawyer” Ford.
Ian Somerhalder plays Boone Carlyle, uber-spoiled rich kid in a troubled love story.
Maggie Grace is his stepsister Shannon Rutherford, a former dance teacher.
Harold Perrineau plays a construction worker and aspiring artist Michael Dawson, while Malcolm David Kelley portrays his young son, Walt Lloyd.
Terry O’Quinn is the mysterious John Locke who searches the island for its secrets.
Naveen Andrews portrays former Iraqi torturer Sayid Jarrah.
Emilie de Ravin is a young Australian mother-to-be, Claire Littleton.
Yunjin Kim played Sun-Hwa Kwon, the daughter of a scary Korean businessman and mobster, with Daniel Dae Kim acting as her husband and father’s hit man Jin-Soo Kwon.
Dominic Monaghan acts as light-hearted English ex-rock star drug addict Charlie Pace.