Lost : Season 5

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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2004
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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78

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Universal acclaim- based on 313 Ratings

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  • Summary: The answers to when/where did the island go and how Locke died are to be answered this season as the show approaches the end of the series (slated for 2010).
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Suspense, Science Fiction

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 100
    This is an epic big-screen adventure done for the small screen--and done in a way that makes most big-screen versions pale in comparison.
  2. 100
    What's great about the series this season is that you can dive deep into its familiar-yet-fresh bubbling stew of physics, ? numerology, and smoke monsters...or you can just skim across its blinding-sun surface, grooving on the thwarted romances, ?the time-shifting nosebleeds, and how great Kate looks in a business power suit and heels.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    80
    Lost nevertheless approaches its twists with what appears to be a greater degree of intellectual rigor than almost anything else on primetime.
  4. 75
    The show's flashback/forward structure has provided an interesting commentary on the relationship between time and narrative, but it also struggles against its 40-minute playing time and the expectations of a weekly network audience.
  5. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    75
    The season's premiere represents pig-in-the-python storytelling--there's so much to work through, so many details, stories, characters and time dimensions to attend to, that after a while this all starts to feel like a very full meal.
  6. The episode is a fast-moving two hours that answers enough questions to satisfy fans and raises still more questions in an effort to further the intrigue.
  7. 60
    The truth is, for someone who thinks Lost is wildly overrated, I'm still rallying around it, in part because I think it should gain momentum in its home stretch, in part because I'm curious about how thoroughly the writers will clean up the enormous, unfathomably complicated mess they've made.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. LouisM
    Jan 7, 2010
    10
    The best TV show ever. It is surreal beyond anything ever seen on TV. It is addictive, mythical, engaging, intriguing, fascinating, The best TV show ever. It is surreal beyond anything ever seen on TV. It is addictive, mythical, engaging, intriguing, fascinating, thrilling, confusing and tense. It has complex character development, beautiful scenery and a story which has completely captured my imagination. Expand
  2. BillyP
    Apr 23, 2009
    10
    So far every minute of every episode has been meaningful. Not only that, what movies and t.v. shows frequently lack, Lost has it: great So far every minute of every episode has been meaningful. Not only that, what movies and t.v. shows frequently lack, Lost has it: great characters, writing, acting, setting, and innovative plot ideas. Expand
  3. Felix
    Jan 22, 2009
    10
    A great start for the new season.
  4. Oct 9, 2013
    10
    I was so engaged and fascinated with Lost, each season was exhilarating and offered us more things to ponder and mull over. So many intricateI was so engaged and fascinated with Lost, each season was exhilarating and offered us more things to ponder and mull over. So many intricate layers were placed upon each other and it is overflowing with secrets and curiosity. Season five is definitely one of the best seasons and is certainly fast paced. Expand
  5. StephenA
    Feb 2, 2009
    9
    This season is starting out slow as far as content goes but since there is only one season left after this then I am sure LOST will deliver This season is starting out slow as far as content goes but since there is only one season left after this then I am sure LOST will deliver the goods. Or not. Expand
  6. Sep 14, 2014
    8
    lost is definitely still a great show but its not as good as before season 5 though still great not as good than previous seasons overalllost is definitely still a great show but its not as good as before season 5 though still great not as good than previous seasons overall lost still manages to rack up 8.5/10 for me! Expand
  7. Nov 19, 2010
    1
    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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