Following a plane crash 48 survivors find themselves stranded on island that seems far from normal but, while Lost was at its heart a sci-fi mystery show, its greatest strength always lay in its ensemble cast.
The creators were able to use this huge pool of talent at their disposal to ensure viewers were always interested in the stories which, alongside the ever evolving mystery of the islands true purpose, ensured Lost became one of the most addictive television shows of all time. You simply couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next and discussions would rage on forums and amongst friends as to just what was really going on.
By the time the show reached its finale there were however still a lot of questions left unanswered, making some question just how clear a plan the creators had when making the show, and the final episode continues to cause debate amongst fans. Some were satisfied whilst others felt it left to many plot holes. Watching the show again on DVD I personally have mixed feelings about how the show ended but it can't be denied it was a hell of a ride. Often imitated (FlashForward, The Event) but never bettered Lost is certainly a show that has to be seen.