One of the most buzzed about TV shows of the last few years is the wonderfully addicting drama Lost. The series ropes you in from the opening moments and the 5 seasons that follow only prove that Lost is one of the most intelligent dramas on television today. After an oceanic flight from Sydney to Los Angeles crashes on a deserted island 1,000 miles off course, 48 survivors must learn to survive together. Among the survivors include Jack, the island's resident doctor; Kate, the on-the-run criminal; Sayid, an Iraqi interrogator; Sawyer, the con man; Charlie, the one hit wonder, and the mystifying John Locke. Simple survival is their first priority, but they soon realize that the island is not as it seems. There are mysterious hatches in the ground, polar bears roaming the island's jungles, a French distress call playing on a loop for sixteen years, and the harrowing realization that the survivors are not the only ones on the island. Through a series of character centric flashbacks, the viewer gets a glimpse into the past (and in some cases, future) of these castaways and realize that it may be more than sheer chance that brought them to together.
Recommended by Monica Shine