I have just bought the first season of Lost on DVD and I must say I am very impressed. I have only watched 3 episodes but so many things are great that I don't know where to begin."Stranded on an island that holds many secrets, 48 people must band together if they hope to get home alive"...
A few remarks (in no particular order):
- the music: brilliant! Michael Giacchino has surpassed himself from his already very good work on Alias (also a great TV show btw :p). 2 proofs of this: just listen to the music during the opening credits on the first episode or e.g. listen to the use of violins just after Jack sees the photo of Kate (on the third episode I believe) and realizes she is not who she says she is. Reminds me of Alias. Bravo!
- production values: obviously like a blockbuster summer movie. Just take a look at the opening sequence...
- direction: clever flashbacks...
- the story: wow; in the same vein as Alias, so many interesting characters, things going on, suspense, etc... And most of all, I cannot wait to know WHAT is out there...!!!
- the actors: very good work from all of them, as expected.
In a word, a brilliant TV show, without question one of the best currently on TV (along with 24 of course :p).
Very important P.S.: I have watched the show on DVD in 16x9 and it is the way to go! So much more immersive than your usual 4x3 tv. Hawaii has never looked better (it is where the show is shot).