In 2004, ABC premiered a new and inventive drama series called “Lost.” The show’s premise was simple: a commercial jet crash lands on an island while flying from Australia to Los Angeles and the survivors must band together if they want to find their way home. However, the series’ supernatural and science fiction elements turned that straightforward premise into a convoluted mystery that even some of the most die-hard fans are still struggling to unravel nearly two decades later.
Often identified as one of the greatest TV series of all time, “Lost” forever changed TV. It popularized nontraditional methods of storytelling, utilizing flash-forwards and flashbacks as well as dual timelines to delve into different aspects of the storyline and give viewers additional information about the characters. It expanded the show’s universe and storylines through secondary media (like video games) and inspired engaging conversations among viewers (via podcasts, online chat forums, and theory videos).
As of 2022, the revolutionary series remains one of the most-watched TV shows of all time. To celebrate its legacy and lasting impact, Stacker collected data on all “Lost” episodes and ranked them according to IMDb user scores, with ties broken by votes. Read on to find out whether or not your favorite episode made the cut.
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