By: John Armstrong
Could you imagine traveling alone, getting on a plane with 70 strangers and all of sudden your plane crashed on different parts of an island!? Some people landing in the water not making it to shore, others landing exactly on the island and others landing on part of the island where there is life but you have no idea there is life on the island. Think about that for a moment.
This scenario comes from the show ‘Lost’ about survivors of a plane crash who are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island. After a somewhat mysterious sequence of events, an oceanic flight from Sydney to LA crashes on what appears to be a deserted island. The chance of being found and rescued is fairly small, so the survivors have to cope with a set of challenges. Also, they have to learn to live with each other if any success is to be expected. And finally, they have to live with themselves and their pasts. Interwoven with the events on the islands are flashbacks to the pasts of 14 main characters. Step by step, we learn a little more about their diverse and unexpected pasts as the group’s quest to survive takes shape.