In the fall of 2004, ABC premiered a new drama from the mind of J.J. Abrams about the survivors of a plane crash forced to live with one another on a remote island in the middle of the Pacific. With a cast comprised almost entirely of relative unknowns (save for "Party of Five" star Matthew Fox and veteran character actor Terry O'Quinn), and influences ranging from "Lord of the Flies" to "Survivor," "Lost" quickly became a pop culture phenomenon of its own. The show had everything – drama, action, suspense, and even a little comedy – but what made it so unique was the underlying mystery of the island itself. Suffice it to say that we were hooked.
Fast forward six years (and we all know how much the writers like to jump back and forth in time), and "Lost" has continued to amaze us, not only with its one-of-a-kind storytelling, but in its ability to constantly reinvent itself as one of the best shows in TV history. Check out our interviews with executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, and cast member Nestor Carbonell, read through our reviews of the first five season DVDs, and don't miss our feature on the staff's favorite (and least favorite) characters, as well as our Lost Blog and more.
(and 5 We'd Vote Off the Island)
May 18, 2010
With so many great personalities populating the "Lost" universe, it's difficult to settle on a list of the absolute best. But we gave it a shot anyway.
Producers | April 15, 2009
One of the things that we really try to do very studiously is avoid confirming or debunking theories. That's sort of the great social aspect of "Lost," that you get to sort of sit around and say, 'What's this thing?' You make your own interpretations.
Richard Alpert | February 6, 2009
I honestly don't know (Richard's) fate, and I'm always surprised and pleased to get a script, and I'm happy to be there.
Greg Grunberg (04/13/2009)
It all started with the crash of Oceanic Flight 815. The pilot of that plane? Greg Norris, played by Greg Grunberg.
Lost: Season 1
A group of castaways learn to live with one another on a remote island. Danger and mystery ensuses.
Lost: Season 2
The castaways face off against the Others, natives of the island led by the manipulative Benjamin Linus.
Lost: Season 3
Desmond and Charlie save an initially disappointing season of love triangles and polar bear cages.
Lost: Season 4
Flashbacks are so last year. The flashforward is the new name of the game as the series veers more into sci-fi.
Lost: Season 5
The show's finest hour. A remarkable blend of drama, comedy and action as the Oceanic Six plan their return.
Lost: Season 6
The finale may not have wowed everyone, but there was still plenty to love about the show’s ambitious swan song.
Lost: The Complete Series
One of the most ambitious TV series of its time gets packaged into a complete series set perfect for any fan.
Sure, the series finale pissed off about half of its fan base, but the ABC series went out the same way it came in: in decidedly spectacular fashion.
Season Six is shaping up to be a worthy sendoff to one of the best shows in TV history.
Ever since introducing (time travel), "Lost" has become an even richer viewing experience – thanks in part to the writers' decision to set certain ground rules so that the finer details don't come back to bite them in the ass.
Though waiting three months for any series to resume is absolutely ridiculous (especially one so dependent on facts and theories), we're still expecting one helluva season.
There are plenty of questions looming as we await the launch of season three, but this time around, we sense that there's a lot more confidence amongst fans as to the direction that we're headed.
The tension is mounting, the questions bubbling up and boiling over, creating an intoxicating brew.
The first season ended on some of the show's hokier elements (pirate kidnapping? come on), but "Lost" seems primed for more good seasons to come.
Actress Rebecca Mader (Charlotte Lewis on "Lost") hosted a "Lost" finale bash at Lavo Nightclub in Las Vegas. Check out some photos.
ABC's official "Lost" site
Watch full episodes (with exclusive commentary from the cast and crew), view photos, shop for gear, and more at the official site.
If Wikipedia was dedicated solely to "Lost," it would look a lot like this. A massive database containing an entry on every character, episode, mystery, cultural reference and recurring theme that's ever appeared on the show. There's also a very detailed timeline of the events from the last six seasons, and much, much more.
Entertainment Weekly's online source for spoilers, news, recaps, theories from staff writer Jeff "Doc" Jensen, exclusive video, photos and more.
One of the more popular fan sites, complete with news updates, an encyclopedia of theories, and a very dated (but nonetheless busy) forum.
DocArtz's Lost Blog
Another great fan site with episode recaps, videos and user-submitted essays.
"Lost" on Wikipedia
An online encyclopedia featuring production information, episode guides, and more.
"Lost" on IMDb
Learn more about the show's cast, browse quotes and trivia, or join the discussion on the forums.