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Lost (2004–2010) is an Emmy winning drama that aired on ABC. Lost takes place on a seemingly deserted island where a passenger plane, Oceanic Airlines Flight 815, crashes en route to Los Angeles from Sydney. 48 of the passengers on the plane survive for inexplicable reasons, as the story revolves around unveiling the past and revealing the future of these fated survivors.
The episodes follow a unique storytelling format in that each episode is devoted to one character whose life is further fleshed out via a flashback of his or her life before the plane crash. This often brings the viewer to make interesting conclusions about the characters as each survivor usually has a hidden past that often intertwines with several other people inhabiting the island. Meanwhile, as the story on the island itself progresses, the audience is also left with many questions about the mysterious island, and answers are revealed slowly, which has been the brunt of the criticism pointed at the show.
Regardless of any criticism, the show remains extremely successful and popular and has been a big hit for ABC, a network that struggled to find relevance amongst its network counterparts after putting too much stock in Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? and seeing its ratings collapse as a result.
Note: For the series finale, long time guest stars Sam Anderson, L. Scott Caldwell, François Chau, Fionnula Flanagan, John Terry, and Sonya Walger, were all billed as starring, alongside every returning former main cast actor (Jeremy Davies, Maggie Grace, Rebecca Mader, Elizabeth Mitchell, Dominic Monaghan, Ian Somerhalder, and Cynthia Watros).
| Season || Premiere || Finale || #
| Season One || September 22, 2004 || May 25, 2005 || 25 + 1
| Season Two || September 21, 2005 || May 24, 2006 || 24 + 3
| Season Three || October 4, 2006 || May 23, 2007 || 23 + 3
| Season Four || January 31, 2008 || May 29, 2008 || 14 + 1
| Season Five || January 21, 2009 || May 13, 2009 || 17 + 3
| Season Six || February 2, 2010 || May 23, 2010 || 18 + 2
- Many of these pages contain spoilers up to and including the latest episode aired in the United States.
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
- Timeline: A timeline of events before and after the crash.
- Characters: A listing of all the flight survivors, all other islanders and notable off-island characters.
- Character Connections: A listing of all the mysterious apparently coincidental relationships between all the characters in the show, both present-day, in the past and in the future.
- The Islanders: Contains a summary of the information on the various inhabitants of the seemingly deserted island.
- The Cursed Numbers: A listing of all the instances of the mysterious six numbers.
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