Background

‘Lost’ Finale Finds a Base, But Not Too Many Others
This article suggests the relatively lower viewership of the show’s finale may be the result of audience fragmentation due to increased programming choices.

Lost Series Finale Somehow Only the 55th Most-Watched Ever
A comparison of the show’s finale ratings with that of other popular shows.

Lost and Found Theology
The author reviews the series’ metaphysical questions in a Christian context.

Making Up for Lost Time
This piece examines the problems that mythology-saturated shows like Lost have to overcome to stay on television.

Redeeming Lost
An examination of the similarities between Lost and C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce.

Critics

In ‘Lost,’ Mythology Trumps Mystery
This New York Times writes argues the only good season of Lost was its first.

Why I hated ‘Lost’
The author voices skepticism of the show’s importance on television drama programming and society.

‘Lost’ Finale Disappoints Reviewers
Fans and critics blasted the concluding episode for leaving much of the show’s puzzles and questions unsolved.

The Four Reasons Lost Will Go Down in History as a Bad TV Show
An article that provides four reason for Lost’s failure and accuses the show of bad storytelling masquerading as artful mystery.

A Disappointed Fan Is Still a Fan
The view that Lost did a good job seducing fans but ultimately betrayed them with unfathomable plot twists and meaningless clues.

Champions

Preparing for Life After Lost
This article reviews the Lost series as an impetus for viewers to reflect on eternal questions.

Can a TV Show Promote Critical Thinking?
This article responds “yes” and argues that the Lost TV show does just that.

‘Lost’ Is the Most Important Show of the Decade
This NPR article credits the series with addressing some of life’s perplexing questions.

Lost Reviews on TV.com
Viewers of the show give it an average rating of 9.1 out of 10.

Lost in Lost’s Critical Culture: A Response to The New York Times
A viewer defends Lost’s fan base from criticisms of blind allegiance to the show.

Related Topics

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A look at the popular show’s recipe for success.

Friends
All about the popular TV situation comedy that brought its unique humour to real-life issues and dilemmas.

NCIS
One-stop location for fan news, background information and past episodes of the show.

TV Wins a Crucial Case
The television movie Born Innocent was an early experiment in the use of the medium to address important issues, beyond a focus on entertainment.

Other

A Guide to Lost
A list of all episodes in the show with plot analysis and explanation of references in the series.

Lost on YouTube
The show’s YouTube channel provides several videos from past episodes, as well as cast interviews.

Reading Lost: Perspectives on a Hit Television Show
A book that includes several analytical essays on the popular show.

More Critics React to the ‘Lost’ Finale
A collection of critical responses to the final episode of the show.

The Lost Creators Come Clean
In this interview, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof discuss the extraordinary success of the show they produced and the nagging questions it continues to raise.