Its Lost Bitches!

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What could one say about Lost…

Only that is the greatest show on television today, and second only to the X-Files. If you disagree then you are CRAZY!

The depth of Lost is just unbelievable. It references classic literature, historical names in science, history in general, television, movies, and pop culture. Somehow all of these things are brought into the show in a seamless fashion that create an amazing experience for the viewer. It is also done in an indirect way which makes viewers, like myself, research the show’s subject matter, via the inter web, to obtain a better understanding of the subject matter. Give and example you say…

Well lets take Daniel Faraday who is a Physicist who appeared in season 4 of Lost on a boat commissioned by Charles Widmore. When we are introduced to Faraday he is performing a time travel experiment of sorts with a mouse, which also allows us to better understand one of the main themes of Lost. When you search for a historical reference of Faraday you find out that there was such a person who’s name was Michael Faraday who live in the late 1700’s to mid 1800’s http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Faraday. You find out that Michael Faraday was a huge contribute to the science of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. He invented the Farady Cage which is referenced in Lost and used in the Orchid Station. Another cool link is Ms. Hawking, which is another name for Daniel Faraday’s mother and coincidentally the last name of a famous theoretical physicist first name Stephen.

200px-lost-theorchidThis small example can be taken in many directions and can be used to connect many ideas that the show presents as well as characters.

Another cool thing the show does is the Lost experience which a small part of which I have described above, but also goes as far as fake company websites, advertisements, news paper articles, etc. It just helps to draw the people into the show even more as well as allowing the show to appeal in a broader sense to the dynamic of people who enjoy the show. I recently came across some ads for the Dharma initiative that were made to look like old advertisements seen in National Geographic, very cool.

So basically the show is the shit and should be watched and never missed. Here are some of the adds for your viewing pleasure.medium_3399644199_e9d52e2cd0_o

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  1. I’d never even bothered to connect Stephen Hawking with Ms. Hawking. Kudos, Jiro, for catching that one.

    You’ve definitely nailed the great pleasure of the show: it’s a brainy amalgamation of pop- and high-culture; science, science fiction and spirituality. It’s perfect alone as smart dramatic television, but enriched by the fact that it genuinely warrants multiple viewings and long conversations. I only hope that the inevitable boxed-set for the series includes a compendium book that shows just how brilliant the show is with all its referentiality.

    And also: Where did you find the cigarette ad that references the smoke monster? I must know, because I think I need a framed copy of it hanging in my room. It’s brilliant.

  1. April 3rd, 2009

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