History Series / Lost

1st Feb '16 1:12:01 AM GrammarNavi
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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'', ''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'', ''ATaleOfTwoCities'', ''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.
18th Jan '16 2:28:14 AM AlexRosewater3
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Removed the link to the Cracked article that "answered" the questions about Lost. Not only was the article poorly written snark, but it doesn't provide any answer beyond "it's magic" for every question posed.
If you're looking for answers, [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/108-answers-to-losts-supposedly-unanswered-questions/ Cracked]] has got your back.
15th Jan '16 9:37:55 PM nombretomado
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** The Man in Black is very similar to Creator/StephenKing's world-hopping villian Randall Flagg, especially his incarnation from ''TheStand.'' In Ab Aeterno, the scene where he makes a deal with a chained and starved [[spoiler:Richard]] (who at this point has been chained in the ship for several days) parallels the one between Flagg and a starved and imprisoned Lloyd very closely. Then again Lost seems to have quite a few similarities with ''TheStand'', which makes sense considering Team Darlton says the book was influential on the creation of Lost.
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** The Man in Black is very similar to Creator/StephenKing's world-hopping villian villain Randall Flagg, especially his incarnation from ''TheStand.''Literature/TheStand.'' In Ab Aeterno, the scene where he makes a deal with a chained and starved [[spoiler:Richard]] (who at this point has been chained in the ship for several days) parallels the one between Flagg and a starved and imprisoned Lloyd very closely. Then again Lost seems to have quite a few similarities with ''TheStand'', ''Literature/TheStand'', which makes sense considering Team Darlton says the book was influential on the creation of Lost.
1st Jan '16 5:02:07 PM iamconstantine
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** Michael had already taken a pretty brutal beating from Jin before. Still, when Jin gets a bit too rough with Sun in "...In Translation", he immediately runs over and threatens to beat Jin if he does it again.
22nd Nov '15 2:27:12 AM Malachi108
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* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: At the end of season 3 of, Sawyer's in a funk after finally killing Cooper. Sawyer repeatedly addresses Kate by her name instead of "Freckles" or another nickname when she confronts him about what's wrong: -->'''Kate:''' Ever since you got that tape from Locke it's like you've been sleepwalking. You don't care about our friends, fine, but it's like you don't care about anything anymore. And since when did you start calling me Kate? ** It's a sign that things are getting really serious when almost ''everyone'' begins referring to Sawyer and Hurley by their given names (James and Hugo, respectively) instead of their nicknames.
21st Nov '15 2:12:35 PM 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 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 lightening 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 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 lightening and almost all of them were cancelled after one or two seasons.
17th Nov '15 5:42:37 PM iamconstantine
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: After the plane crash, we see several in quick succession: Jack is running around trying to help as many people has possible, displaying ChronicHeroSyndrome. Boone is, too, but failing. Michael is crying hysterically for his son, a la PapaBear. In the aftermath, Jin quietly commands Sun to stay by him and away from the others. Hurley makes himself known as the NiceGuy when he goes passing around food to everyone, giving two to the pregnant Claire. Shannon is quickly established as a stubborn AlphaBitch when she refuses the food offered by her stepbrother.
17th Nov '15 5:31:21 PM iamconstantine
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** There are some moments that qualify as foreshadowing but are ''extremely'' small details. Pay close attention to Kate the first time she's on-screen. She's rubbing her wrists, [[spoiler:from the handcuffs she had on her.]]
14th Nov '15 4:49:07 AM morenohijazo
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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.
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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.)
17th Oct '15 2:52:48 PM morenohijazo
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!This series features examples of: * StockBeehive: As a rare non-cartoonish example, the first season's sixth episode, "House of the Rising Sun", has a few key characters dealing with a MASSIVE, paper-made underground beehive. It looks more like a dome-shaped, hollow mushroom rather than your stereotypical beehive, but it's clearly different from real world beehives nonetheless.
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