Lost Season 3
Lost Season 1 got me hooked – I was an instant fan, so much so that I was willing to let TV control me when Season 2 came to our shores, not wanting to wait for the DVD release. Sadly, in my opinion, Season 2 was a massive departure from what had made Lost an instant hit. Gone was the mystery of the island and in its place was tedium. I stopped watching part way through only to return to see how it ended.
I had given up on Lost.
Season 3 rolled around on TV and all I ever saw was the weekly preview adverts, and boy did they look interesting, but no, I wasn’t a fan any more.
Fortunately when Season 3 was released on DVD I decided to give Lost a second chance, and once more I’m hooked.
Back is the mystery, the Polar Bears, Black Smoke and that French chick. Back is the adrenaline rush of never knowing what was going to happen next. Back was the Lost that I had fallen in love with.
To be brutally honest, I don’t think I missed a thing not following Season 2, Season 3 welcomed me home like the prodigal son, and threw on a feast for me to devour.
Through the back-stories we get to see some more boring details about the survivors, including a little bit of a tease on the seven degrees of separation theory, but you also get some back-story on the others. This is where things get interesting as we start to uncover some of the secrets of the island, and how people managed to end up there.
Good and evil are back as common themes, but now it’s not so much about who’s on which side. The line between who’s good and who’s evil is brutally blurry, and there appears to be many different factions struggling for control and freedom.
Loyalties fall victim to the blurriness of the situation, especially as new information is uncovered and people change sides, sometimes more than once!
And then there’s the ending. It was certainly a ‘didn’t see that coming’ scenario, and funnily enough, it was an ending that could have been used to finish the whole show, but with the knowledge that Lost is to continue until 2010, it sets up one huge cliff-hanger just by making you think ‘what on earth are they going to do now?’
If you’re a Lost fan, then this is the best Season yet, if you got burned by Season 2 like I did, then it’s time to come home.
Food for thought
Sometimes, no matter how much faith we have, we lose people. But you never forget them. And sometimes, it’s those memories that give us the faith to go on.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read.
Rating: M – Contains Violence & Sexual References.
Genre: Television, Television Drama, Television Sci-fi.
Actors: Naveen Andrews, Terry O’Quinn, Dominic Monaghan, Ian Somerhalder, Matthew Fox, Emilie de Ravin, Jorge Garcia, Maggie Grace, Josh Holloway, Malcolm David Kelley, Yoon-jin Kim, Evangeline Lilly.
Release Date: Available Now.