GOOD BUT NOT AS GOOD AS SEASON 1
Season 2 opens exactly where season 1 ended. Jack (Matthew Fox), Kate (Evangeline Lilly), and Locke (Terry O'Quinn) are about to enter the mysterious hatch they've been trying to enter for half the first season. Inside, they find only more mysteries, and a computer that requires their input every 108 minutes. What do they have to input? Those numbers that make Hurley (Jorge Garcia) so incredibly nervous.
Meanwhile, Michael (Harold Perrineau), Jin (Daniel Dae Kim), and Sawyer (Josh Holloway) are adrift in the ocean. "The Others," whoever they are, kidnapped Michael's son Walt (Malcolm David Kelley) and blew up the raft the three were on. When they land back on the island, they discover they aren't the only survivors of their plane crash. People from the tail of the plane are alive and hiding out for fear of "The Others." What does this group want? Why have they been tormenting the tailies?
Over the course of the season, even more questions are raised. Along the way, we do learn what Kate did that put her on the run from the law, where Claire (Emilie de Ravin) went when she disappeared last season, and why the plane crashed that fateful day.
While I loved this season and didn't miss an episode, I found myself disappointed with the first half. Twice in those twelve episodes, they led us up to an exciting point, only to spend the next new episode revealing back-story that we didn't need and only served to slow the story down. Then the next week they moved things forward again. I found these backtracks very frustrating, even for a show famous for their flashbacks.
Things definitely picked up in the second twelve episodes, however. The story began to move forward quickly, still giving us two questions for every answer. I don't find the lack of answers frustrating. I just hope my faith in the producers to answer everything before the show ends is justified.
Three new cast members joined the show this season. Cynthia Watros, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Michelle Rodriguez played members of the tailies. They proved just as compelling and interesting to watch as the returning cast members from season one. Everyone brings their A game to their role each week, making the story spring to life and drawing me further into the web.
And this DVD set proves just as wonderful as the set from season one. The video is once again sharp wide screen, and the sound is a very full surround. I haven't heard any other TV show make this kind of use of the sound. You are in the show. If I weren't so addicted to watching it every week, it would almost be worth waiting for the season sets, they're that good. All twenty-four episodes are presented on six discs. Along the way, there are five audio commentaries by various members of the cast and crew.
Then there's disc seven. Once again, it is packed full of great bonus material, including deleted scenes, bloopers, character back story filmed for this set, and the making of an episode, to name a few.
While this season wasn't as good as the first season, it is still extremely entertaining and better then many shows currently on the air. You really do want to start with season one before watching this as everything will make much more sense. You will quickly be hooked and counting the days until season three premiers so you can find out what happens next.
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Make you rush to by the Series 3!!!!!!!!
What was in the Hatch? The cliffhanger from season one of Lost was answered in its opening sequences, only to launch into more questions as the season progressed. That's right: Just when you say "Ohhhhh," there comes another "What?" Thankfully, the show's producers sprinkle answers like tasty morsels throughout the season, ending with a whopper: What caused Oceanic Air Flight 815 to crash in the first place? As the show digs into more revelations about its inhabitant's pasts, it also devotes a good chunk to new characters (Hey, it's an island; you never know who you're going to run into.) First, there are the "Tailies," passengers from the back end of the plane who crashed on the other side of the island. Among them are the wise, God-fearing ex-drug lord Mr. Eko (standout Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje); devoted husband Bernard (Sam Anderson); psychiatrist Libby (Cynthia Watros, whose character has more than one hidden link to the other islanders); and ex-cop Ana Lucia (Michelle Rodriguez), by far the most infuriating character on the show, despite how much the writers tried to incur sympathy with her flashback. Then there are the Others, first introduced when they kidnapped Walt (Malcolm David Kelley) at the end of season one. Brutal and calculating, their agenda only became more complex when one of them (played creepily by Michael Emerson) was held hostage in the hatch and, quite handily, plays mind games on everyone's already frayed nerves. The original cast continues to battle their own skeletons, most notably Locke (Terry O'Quinn), Sun (Yunjin Kim) and Michael (Harold Perrineau), whose obsession with finding Walt takes a dangerous turn. The love triangle between Jack (Matthew Fox), Kate (Evangeline Lilly) and Sawyer (Josh Holloway), which had stalled with Sawyer's departure, heats up again in the second half. Despite the bloating cast size (knocked down by a few by season's end) Lost still does what it does best: explores the psyche of people, about whom "my life is an open book" never applies, and cracks into the social dynamics of strangers thrust into Lord of the Flies-esque situations. Is it all a science experiment? A dream? A supernatural pocket in the universe? Likely, any theory will wind up on shaky ground by the season's conclusion. But hey, that's the fun of it. This show was made for DVD, and you can pause and slow-frame to your heart's content. Just try and keep that head-spinning to a minimum.
LOST -Season 2
Until December of 2007, I had never watched a single episode of Lost.
A friend borrowed me season one, and it started from there...
Season two was purchased from e-bay after I finished watching the complete series of season one, which over a week was pretty intense, but I loved it!
Then season 3 which I finished watching just before the start of season 4 on TV!
Season two is equally as good as one, the characters are explained in more detail, the story gets deeper and deeper, so much in fact that you do get lost in it. This series does demand attention, and a good memory. Each episode just keeps you saturated until the next top-up, some episodes are good to watch over and over, theres are some classic lines and funny moments.
Lost is probably the best TV series I have seen in a long, long time.
Mr. Abrams does a wonderful job with this creation. The realism tossed together with the mystery, suspense and history all mixed on a luscious tropical green island; it just works.
The flash back sequences which feature throughout play an important part, its not always heavy going, it has moments which everybody can relate to, you shall soon find your favorite character, then you'll find another, then you realize they all of the characters are as interesting as each other, the all have some connection. -You'll see!
I recommend watching it in a darkened room with the sound going through a stereo system, just for extra realism!
Everything is possible!
Lost is, as i'm sure you've already heard, a US drama series about a bunch of people who crash-land on an island and miraculously survive. However the island seems to have a life of it's own and the survivers start to fear their unpredictable not so deserted island.
In this installment we get to see the best of the action which ranges from the likely to the more surreal imagination of the creators. People get killed or maimed every other episode and it's hard at times to guess who's next to peg it. The unpredictable nature of the series is it's allure in my opinion. You can never really tell where it's going as the ingenious sub-plot of each character gets more complex with time.
Essentially the story of the second series is based around "Jack," and "Locke's," difference of opinion with regards to the mysterious "Hatch," they discover at the end of series 1. The survivors split into two camps and more characters are introduced as the old ones get killed off. In terms of script this series is probably the most interesting and suspenseful. It certainly had me intrigued.
In short this is a series of stories which explore the morality and beliefs of each character within an interesting backdrop of an enchanted jungle. Enjoy!
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Lost Series 2
I cannot re-iterate just how good this tv show is.
Series 2 evolves slightly from series one in the fact that the locations invovled are more spread out accross the island.
There is alot of irony in the fact that while the losties are struggling to survive there are people living in relative luxury on the same island.
There is alot of emphasis placed on the "others" (the islands original inhabitants) in this series.
In addition to this on finds many philosophical undertones within the storyline and it is this that makes lost so good. The addition of a religious character gives rise to many religous explenations to the story.
Another defining feature of lost is the way there are many flashbacks in every episode. In actuality, the story of what happened before the plane crash is more intriguing than how the losties deal with the situation. Series two reveals alot of answers to questions that have been eating away at us in series 1
What does the monster look like?
What is in that hatch?
What happened to the tail section of the plane?
Why have they not been rescued yet?
Where did ethan come from?
You get answers for all of these questions and more so buy the DVD to find out
Series three is now showing and I emplore you to have watched sereis two before series three
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