History Series / Lost

21st Jul '16 11:09:31 PM murlough23
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* UnexplainedRecovery: The show is usually very good about keeping characters' wounds consistent from episode to episode, or strongly suggesting that the island was involved when a character heals faster than expected or has a sudden, miraculous full recovery. Which makes it incredibly glaring when Ben gets pinned beneath a tree in the series finale, and this is played for drama as other characters frantically trying to dig him loose, then a few scenes later he catches up to the rest of the heroes like nothing had even happened.
12th Jul '16 2:03:53 PM fgenzo159
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** ShoutOutToShakespeare: Juliet is named after the titular character in ''RomeoAndJuliet''. Another obvious one: A number of people, separated on different parts of a mysterious island, experiences some strange MindScrew events, all while some guy, "keeper of the island" roams around. Theatre/TheTempest springs to mind.
** Also one to Karl Marx:"Religion is opium for the people". In season one, the Beechcraft has lots of small inconic statues of st.Mary, with a lot of heroin inside.

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** ShoutOutToShakespeare: Juliet is named after the titular character in ''RomeoAndJuliet''. Another obvious one: A number of people, separated on different parts of a mysterious island, experiences some strange MindScrew events, all while some guy, "keeper of the island" roams around. Theatre/TheTempest springs to mind.
** Also one to Karl Marx:"Religion is opium for the people". In season one, the Beechcraft has lots of small inconic statues of st.St.Mary, with a lot of heroin inside.


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** In ''Lighthouse'', as a counterpart to ''Franchise/StarWars'' tributes in the show :
--> '''Dogen''': What are you doing ?
--> '''Hurley''': Nothing. I'm just...you know, looking...'cause I'm a big fan of temples and like, history... IndianaJones stuff.
** ShoutOutToShakespeare: Juliet is named after the titular character in ''RomeoAndJuliet''. Another obvious one: A number of people, separated on different parts of a mysterious island, experiences some strange MindScrew events, all while some guy, "keeper of the island" roams around. Theatre/TheTempest springs to mind.
10th Jul '16 10:43:35 PM anza_sb
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[[color:white:''God loves you as He loved Jacob.'']]

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[[color:white:''God [[spoiler:''God loves you as He loved Jacob.'']]
5th Jul '16 6:47:29 AM war877
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* KeepReading: When Sawyer shows Kate the letter "a little boy" wrote to "Sawyer", prodding her to read the whole thing out loud. When she stops reading, he says "Oh don't stop now!" implying the most dramatic part of the letter is yet to come. It partially happens again in a season three episode, when Sawyer hands the letter to [[spoiler: Anthony Cooper, the person it's intended for]], ordering him to read it. But this time the letter isn't read in its entirety, so presumably, the audience is expected to know what it contains. (Also, in the second setting, the reading-out-loud is a bit more natural.)


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* SoundingItOut: When Sawyer shows Kate the letter "a little boy" wrote to "Sawyer", prodding her to read the whole thing out loud. When she stops reading, he says "Oh don't stop now!" implying the most dramatic part of the letter is yet to come. It partially happens again in a season three episode, when Sawyer hands the letter to [[spoiler: Anthony Cooper, the person it's intended for]], ordering him to read it. But this time the letter isn't read in its entirety, so presumably, the audience is expected to know what it contains. (Also, in the second setting, the reading-out-loud is a bit more natural.)
29th Jun '16 5:35:33 PM nombretomado
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** Sawyer is a con-man, not unlike a certain [[TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer lovable scamp]]. Lampshaded in that Sawyer took that name from [[spoiler:Anthony Cooper, who himself took it from the fictional Tom Sawyer.]]

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** Sawyer is a con-man, not unlike a certain [[TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer lovable scamp]]. Lampshaded in that Sawyer took that name from [[spoiler:Anthony Cooper, who himself took it from the fictional Tom Sawyer.]]
19th Jun '16 10:18:05 PM gewunomox
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** A number of episodes are directly named after works of classic literature - ''Literature/TheShapeOfThingsToCome'', ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen'', ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Through the Looking Glass]]'', ''Literature/TheLittlePrince'', ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'', ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'', ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'', etc. Some of these books are directly referenced in the episodes as well. Other episode titles are less direct - for instance, "The Man Behind the Curtain" and "There's No Place Like Home" are both references to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. The episodes [[JeffersonAirplane "White Rabbit"]], [[BruceSpringsteen "Born to Run"]], and [[Music/TheAnimals "House of the Rising Sun"]] are named after popular songs.

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** A number of episodes are directly named after works of classic literature - ''Literature/TheShapeOfThingsToCome'', ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen'', ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Through the Looking Glass]]'', ''Literature/TheLittlePrince'', ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'', ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'', ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'', etc. Some of these books are directly referenced in the episodes as well. Other episode titles are less direct - for instance, "The Man Behind the Curtain" and "There's No Place Like Home" are both references to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. The episodes [[JeffersonAirplane [[Music/JeffersonAirplane "White Rabbit"]], [[BruceSpringsteen [[Music/BruceSpringsteen "Born to Run"]], and [[Music/TheAnimals "House of the Rising Sun"]] are named after popular songs.
18th Jun '16 12:25:32 AM gewunomox
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** ''ARG/TheLostExperience'' {{ARG}} revealed that the numbers are [[spoiler:the core products in the [[FormulaicMagic Valenzetti Equation]], which "predicts the exact number of years and months until humanity extinguishes itself."]]

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** ''ARG/TheLostExperience'' {{ARG}} AlternateRealityGame revealed that the numbers are [[spoiler:the core products in the [[FormulaicMagic Valenzetti Equation]], which "predicts the exact number of years and months until humanity extinguishes itself."]]
17th Jun '16 8:37:12 AM gemmabeta2
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The show was famous at the time for its high production values (the pilot alone cost $14 million and led to the firing of a ABC executive for greenlighting such an expensive endeavor), [[SlidingScaleOfContinuity inhumanly dense plotting]], [[KudzuPlot a tendency to raise more questions than it can answer]], and somehow remaining a smash hit despite all these "hurdles". The show also heavily involved its fandom in the storytelling process through the parallel Alternate Reality Game ''The LOST Experience''. The success of ''Lost'' inspired network TV to commission [[NoughtiesDramaSeries a slew of imitators]] (''Series/TheEvent'', ''Series/{{Jericho}}'', ''Series/{{Surface}}'', ''Series/TerraNova'', ''Series/{{Invasion}}'', ''Series/FlashForward2009'', ''Series/{{Revolution}}'', and Creator/JJAbrams's follow up show ''Series/{{Alcatraz}}''), all serious and densely plotted serialized dramas based around a central mystery and tinged with a sci-fi edge. Unfortunately most of these shows have failed to recapture the lightning and almost all of them were cancelled after one or two seasons.

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The show was famous at the time for its high production values (the pilot alone cost $14 million and led to the firing of a ABC executive for greenlighting such an expensive endeavor), [[SlidingScaleOfContinuity inhumanly dense plotting]], [[KudzuPlot a tendency to raise more questions than it can answer]], and somehow remaining a smash hit despite all these "hurdles". The show also heavily involved its fandom in the storytelling process through the parallel Alternate Reality Game ''The LOST Experience''. The success of ''Lost'' inspired network TV to commission [[NoughtiesDramaSeries a slew of imitators]] (''Series/TheEvent'', ''Series/{{Jericho}}'', ''Series/{{Surface}}'', ''Series/TerraNova'', ''Series/{{Invasion}}'', ''Series/FlashForward2009'', ''Series/{{Revolution}}'', and Creator/JJAbrams's follow up show ''Series/{{Alcatraz}}''), all serious and densely plotted serialized dramas based around a central mystery and tinged with a sci-fi edge. Unfortunately most of these shows have failed to recapture the lightning and almost all of them were cancelled after one or two seasons. Honorable mention goes to ''Series/PrisonBreak'', while not a sci-fi show, it was the first out of the gate to capitalize on TV audience's newfound love for serialized dramas, it was also arguably the most critically-acclaimed and successful of the ''Lost''-clones, running for four seasons.
10th Jun '16 9:43:10 AM Javertshark13
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** Hurley's one of the nicest guys you could meet, but you're taking a chance if you ever call him "crazy."
** [[CatchPhrase Don't tell Locke what he can't do!]]
10th Jun '16 9:38:50 AM Javertshark13
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* BerserkButton: When Charles Widmore's mercenary Martin Keamy [[spoiler: executes Ben's daughter Alex in front of him]], Ben responds by ''summoning the smoke monster to fry his team.'' One of Keamy's men is thrown 50 feet into the air and torn apart, while the rest of them barely escape in time. And on top of that, the episode's flashforwards show Ben teaming up with Sayid for a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Widmore.

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
** Don't call Desmond a coward.
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When Charles Widmore's mercenary Martin Keamy [[spoiler: executes Ben's daughter Alex in front of him]], Ben responds by ''summoning the smoke monster to fry his team.'' One of Keamy's men is thrown 50 feet into the air and torn apart, while the rest of them barely escape in time. And on top of that, the episode's flashforwards show Ben teaming up with Sayid for a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Widmore.


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* OnceMoreWithClarity: At the end of "Flashes Before Your Eyes."
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