Lost : Season 3

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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2004
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  • Summary: After Oceanic Air Flight 815 tears apart in mid-air and crashes on a Pacific island on September 22nd 2004, its survivors are forced to find inner strength they never knew they had in order to survive. But they discover that the island holds many secrets, including a mysterious smokeAfter Oceanic Air Flight 815 tears apart in mid-air and crashes on a Pacific island on September 22nd 2004, its survivors are forced to find inner strength they never knew they had in order to survive. But they discover that the island holds many secrets, including a mysterious smoke monster, polar bears, housing with electricity and hot & cold running water, a group of island residents known as "The Others," and a mysterious man named Jacob. The survivors also find signs of those who came to the island before them, including a 19th century sailing ship called The Black Rock and the ruins of an ancient statue, as well as bunkers belonging to the DHARMA Initiative -- a group of scientific researchers who inhabited the island in the recent past. Lost has won a Golden Globe, 9 Saturn Awards and 8 Emmy awards. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Suspense, Science Fiction

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  1. Jul 26, 2014
    10
    'Lost' is, without a doubt, my favorite series ever. And while the beginning of the third season is probably the lowpoint of the entire show,'Lost' is, without a doubt, my favorite series ever. And while the beginning of the third season is probably the lowpoint of the entire show, the finale cliffhanger is nothing less than my favorite TV moment of all time. Expand
  2. May 31, 2015
    10
    Best show ever made! Absolutely amazing, best acting, storyline, or plot ever. I don't know one thing wrong with the show because it is the best ever.
  3. Jan 7, 2013
    10
    The last few moments of the season made me turn a 9 into a 10. After beating around the bush for the entirety of the second season, this oneThe last few moments of the season made me turn a 9 into a 10. After beating around the bush for the entirety of the second season, this one finally sheds some light on the one unavoidable issue which was left largely unexplained for so long. The others. For that alone I should score this one higher than the last one. One new character introduced in this season was woven into the main plot pretty decently, same as Desmond was who first appeared in S 2. The story deviated somewhat from the main characters introduced in the first act, and that was a mistake IMO. But I think the writers felt a genuine need to broaden the story. In all fairness this is no longer strictly a story about those few characters from the start anymore, but a saga where characters come and go when they've completed their purpose. Only Locke seems to know what he wants from his life. Expand
  4. Dec 29, 2011
    9
    The first couple seasons really razzled and dazzled me. Season 3 fails to disappoint. But there are moments mid-season where events don'tThe first couple seasons really razzled and dazzled me. Season 3 fails to disappoint. But there are moments mid-season where events don't hold the sustained interest that the first two seasons seemed to do so well. You MIGHT find yourself not caring about a circumstance or character as much. But that's splitting hairs really. To call this season my least favorite would be like deciding which of my children I least love. With another 20+ episode season, it's great to have plenty of time to take it all in, even if after all this time my fingers still reach for my head. Every problem solved seems to bring about a host of new questions. What this show does is nothing short of impressive. Expand
  5. Sep 14, 2015
    8
    A continuation that simply is better.

    Lost continues to impress me. It never fails to deliver new storylines and understandable character
    A continuation that simply is better.

    Lost continues to impress me. It never fails to deliver new storylines and understandable character motivations. This third installment is a bit more nuanced when it comes to the story, it puts everything we know in a new perspective. We see our characters, villains and events from a brand new angle. There's a much bigger purpose to the story too. It got much to tell about obsession, mysteries etc. The religious, fate, human and mysterious subplots and meanings continues too, and it really is better in every way. Team Fox-O'Quinn (Matthew Fox & Terry O'Quinn) continues to impress, and a stunning performance from Michael Emerson is something that needs to be mentioned, but also from the newcomer Elizabeth Mitchell who contributes much depth and feeling to the story.

    It's still got its smaller flaws like vague CGI and some overly-dramatic slow moments. But I never felt bored with this third season, which I have felt in the previous ones. It's greater in every way. The story continues on inventive paths, characters keeps to develop, and it really is a show that keeps changing to the better. It's better from my personal and critical perspective. Keep the great work going J.J!

    Overall personal rating for each episode: 8.11.
    (+0.24 since S02)

    Personal rating: 8/10
    Critical rating: 9/10
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  6. Feb 2, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If you judge Season 3 of Lost based on the first six episodes of the Season, you may come to the conclusion that this Season replicated everything wrong with Season 2. The Season suffers from a slow start but then goes on breath-taking run in the last 16 episodes. Up to this point, Lost has never been as consistently excellent as it was in the later half of the Season.

    The first couple of episodes definitely had some strong moments. It is quite clear the writers are spinning their wheels though. The imprisonment of Jack, Kate, and Sawyer gave us tons of questions to ask but no answers -- a complaint that Lost has faced on a frequent basis. And, frankly, it seemed needlessly cryptic. It gets to the point of ridiculousness when The Others gather around Jack's cage and say they're watching him. I doubt this is ever going to be revisited to make matters worse.

    It's night and day from where the intro was to the final stretch. It almost feels like a different show. "The Man from Tallahassee" is one of the best Lost episodes ever, giving us insight into Locke's paralysis. "Flashes Before Your Eyes" introduces Desmond's abnormal ability and gives us more reason to love the character. "The Brig" had the brilliantly emotional James Ford kill off Sawyer. These episodes are pivotal for the characters and the series as a whole, and they're truly some of the best episodes of the series.

    And who can forget the desired backstories involving Ben and Juliet? Even "Exposé", which was pretty much filler, was an entertaining aside. Sayid fans like myself get plenty to love here as he continues to be the voice of reason. Oh yeah, and he breaks a guys neck without using his hands. James Bond who? Point being, Season 3 was firing on all cylinders in its last 16 episodes.

    In my last two reviews, I've given Terry O'Quinn's John Locke special mention and it's hard not to do it again here. Looking back at each Season, his journey seems to be the most intriguing. He's gullible nature may cause some frustration but it's what makes Locke Locke. Michael Emerson and O'Quinn seem to have great chemistry together, as each moment of screen time together is something special. Emerson's Ben Linus always has the upper hand, but this doesn't make Locke weaker than him. Locke is far from normal and you can tell that Ben isn't exactly pleased.

    The finale of the Season, "Through the Looking Glass", is one of the best two hours of television ever. The episode packs an absurd amount of action as the survivors try to thwart The Others. No one (besides maybe Jack and Kate) feel safe here. Every, or at least almost every, character is put to us here and Lost's ability to handle multiple plots is put to the ultimate test here. Suffice it to say, it succeeded.

    Even Hurley's given something to do besides provide comic relief. I literally jumped out of my seat when he used that van to save the day. Charlie's given a proper send-off too with a final act that will have ramifications in Season 4, possibly saving a few lives. After stumbling with the character in Season 2, it's great to see this character brought to justice.

    How about that final scene too? "We have to go back!" The flash-forward reveal swept me off my feet. There were subtle hints throughout the episode but I did not see it coming at all. Thankfully, this won't be the last flash-forward we'll see.

    I sort of want to bump this score up to a nine but I don't feel like it deserves that high a rating when the opening moments of the series were sub-par. This Season could stand with the absolute best of them if the pace that the final half gave us was present in the first. Upcoming Seasons promise a more concentrated plot with less episodes per Season. If you just finished the third Season, you have tons to look forward to.
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  7. Nov 19, 2010
    2
    Absolutely fantastic first season. The premise was unique and fascinating, and the ensemble cast was wonderful. I honestly couldn't believeAbsolutely fantastic first season. The premise was unique and fascinating, and the ensemble cast was wonderful. I honestly couldn't believe how good this show was. I was hooked, but then their best writer left after season 1, and they proceeded to make those OTHER seasons. The fact is that the remaining writers never even came close to recapturing the clever storytelling of season 1. The additions to the cast starting in season 2 were all disasters, and from that season onward the writers just seemed to have no solid direction whatsoever for the story. By the end of the series, it established itself as one of the greatest disappointments in television history. Expand

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