LOST is my favorite show of all time. The stories of the survivors of Oceanic 815 is one of the greatest stories ever told. It changed television forever, and there are plenty of reasons. If you've never watched LOST, you should change that. Here's a list of 10 reasons why you should go back and watch the show from the very beginning.
1. The Characters The characters in LOST are some of the most interesting and believable in any show, or movie, for that matter. Every character has a diverse backstory that eventually leads to how they ended up on Oceanic 815 and on the Island. Each and every character isn't perfect and need to redeem themselves. For instance, Charlie Pace was part of a one hit wonder band called Drive Shaft. During his time with the band, he became addicted to heroin. Jack Shephard, a spinal surgeon, as many issues with his father who died in Sydney. These characters connect with you and you will have feelings towards them. Whether it be joy or hatred, each character will leave a lasting impression onto you. The more you watch, the more you care and if one of your favorite characters dies, you might even cry. LOST was the show that ever made me cry. LOST's incredible characters is just one of the many reasons to tune into this show.
2. The Acting: The acting in LOST is top notch. The actors have won and been nominated for several Emmy awards. They make the characters feel alive and realistic. There are too many great moments to list because of the acting. Two of the most outstanding actors are Terry O'Quinn (John Locke) and Michael Emerson (Benjamin Linus). Both have been nominated for multiple Emmy's, Emerson even winning one. The actors don't make it feel like a show, but a Hollywood blockbuster. Without their talents, the most memorable scenes would've been nothing.
3. These Guys: JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof, and Carlton Cuse are the masterminds behind LOST. JJ Abrams was the genius who pitched the idea to ABC and got it off the ground. Abrams already had a critically acclaimed drama under his belt (Alias) and was no stranger to creating great story lines. Lindelof and Cuse are the experts behind the writing of the show. They've written the best episodes and have become some of my favorite writers but also some of my least, the latter being cause of their expert ability to end an episode. These three formed the foundation of what LOST was.
4. The Music: LOST has one of the greatest soundtracks I've heard. It's a show that you can recognize by it's music. This is all thanks to composer, Michael Giacchino. Giacchino has worked on many films that people know and love (Up, The Incredibles, Star Trek, to name a few). His scoring of LOST is spectacular and gives the show much more meaning. When his piece "Parting Words" plays at the end of Exodus Pt .1, you can't help but get chills. From character deaths to trekking through the dangerous jungle, Giacchino's score beats more life into the show. He can create an intense moment with low strings, bring tears to your eyes with a piano, keep the show going with a harp playing one note, and finish off a cliffhanger with a brass fall off. His scoring of LOST is just another reason why you should watch it.
5. The Mysteries and Story: This is the top reason for why you should tune into LOST. Yes, I know you've probably heard about all of it's "unanswered" questions but if you watch the show, you'll realize how many things have been answered. Every mystery in this show will anger you and have you coming back for me. So many great mysteries. The numbers, the hatch, the Smoke Monster, the Dharma Initiative, and, yes, the polar bears. The ones I just listed don't even scratch the surface of how many mysteries appear in this show. Trust me, everything does work out in the end. The end is perfect and does leave some open ended questions for you and other LOSTies to discuss for many more years to come. Along with the mysteries, the story is excellent. Season after season you'll be wanting to know more about the Island and the survivors of 815. The show has so many twists in turns, you'll be begging for more. And once it all ends, the more you watch it, the more things you'll notice. Those were five reasons why you should watch LOST. One of the greatest television shows ever created, it touched the hearts of millions of people during it's six year run. And it's still waiting to capture you. So, get LOST.