Lost : The Complete Second Season (DVD)

The second season of “Lost” isn’t quite as compelling as the first season though, and that’s largely because the show’s creator/brainchild J.J Abrams went off to do a film (“Mission: Impossible 3”) for the duration of the period. Gone were the scrupulously gripping storylines of the first season, and in its place were a series of leisurely histrionic character-arcs that nobody much cared for – well, not as much as they would’ve of something that Abrams had penned. Sure, things ramped up a bit towards the end of the season – the stuff with ‘The Others’ was pretty interesting – but for the most part, the season seemed to be just filling in time until J.J returned.


Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Josh Holloway, Dominic Monaghan, Jorge Garcia, Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin

Unlike virginity, the more you analyse “Lost” the more likely it is that you’ll lose it.

This ‘Gilligan’s Island on Crack’ has become one of the most talked-about, not to mention over-analysed, prime-time dramas since well, Mulder and Scully ditched the Cigarette Smoking Man in that grotto. Thing is, it’s pretty apparent that not even the show’s creators/writers (J.J Abrams, being one of them) know the direction that they’re heading, so all the note-taking and trying to guess the mysteries behind the series are as much a waste of time as sewing back together a ratty T-shirt.

Thing is, and like a drunk uncle that tells incomprehensible stories at Christmas dinner ever year, the nonsense is undeniably hard to pull yourself away from. It’s just strangely appealing. Even if you know the story isn’t going anywhere, you just want to believe that it is.

The second season of “Lost” isn’t quite as compelling as the first season though, and that’s largely because the show’s creator/brainchild J.J Abrams went off to do a film (“Mission: Impossible 3”) for the duration of the period. Gone were the scrupulously gripping storylines of the first season, and in its place were a series of leisurely histrionic character-arcs that nobody much cared for – well, not as much as they would’ve of something that Abrams had penned. Sure, things ramped up a bit towards the end of the season – the stuff with ‘The Others’ was pretty interesting – but for the most part, the season seemed to be just filling in time until J.J returned.

Still, “Lost” is still better than a lot of the other rubbish that projects into our lounge rooms most nights. It’s an imaginative show, albeit a loopy and explicitly ambitious one, and its ensemble cast are worth the price of a good pair of rabbit ears any day.

The season 2 set includes a swarm of extras including – oh, and it has quite a nifty menu design too, featuring the DHARMA initiative videos – some hilarious bloopers, deleted scenes, numerous featurettes, a mass of commentaries and interviews with the cast and crew. A really good offering of supplements actually.

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Reviewer : Clint Morris