Recently, I’ve been travelling overseas for work and hence have had to take quite a few planes. Due to the weak financial times, companies have had to save money so hence I took many connecting flights. All up, I counted that I visited the airport 11 times in the space of two weeks. That got me thinking about what type of people I was travelling with. With all my time at the airport, I looked around a lot and saw all types of people. My mind started to wander and I started to create a back story for them, in the style of the TV show Lost.
I’m been a massive fan of Lost since the start. It was part science fiction, part drama, which I absolutely love. Lost set a new direction for TV, and showed that people would watch a serial format type show where a story arced across a whole season, rather than have single stand alone episodes. The story was instantly addictive, with a group of ordinary people all involved in a plane crash onto a deserted island. They had to try and make the best of their situation while trying to get off the island. What they never counted on was all the strange happenings that occur on the island, with supernatural powers involved.
Like everyone else, I was confused as anything as to who were the good guys, who were the bad, what were these supernatural beings, the hatch, the DHARMA initiative, the "Others", the rescuers and so on. However, I couldn’t help but be drawn in and waited for each new twist, both in story and in character reveals. The show used the innovative format of "flashbacks", "flashforwards" and even "flashsideways" to give exposition on their characters. We learnt more and more about each character, such as Jack having a drinking problem and issues with his father, Kate and Sawyer having criminal pasts, Hurley was in a mental asylum, Locke used to be a quadriplegic, Sayid was a torturer and Sun was a rich heiress. Sometimes in my own real world interactions with people, I find out later that they weren’t exactly as I thought they were too. I have to say that the people I’ve met in real life don’t have as extravagant stories as the characters in Lost, but nonetheless, they sometimes turn out different to initial impressions.
Flashbacking to my airport waiting, there I sat making up elaborate back stories for the people I was to travel with, wondering what would happen if our plane were to crash and we had to survive with each other. Who would I trust? Who would I be wary of? Who would I get along with? All these questions kept me amused while waiting for my plane, also reminding me that when I got back to Australia, I had to catch up with the last two season of Lost. And if by chance you were stranded on a desert island and missed the previous seasons of Lost, you can now re-live every epic moment of Lost on DVD.
Imagine my utter delight when I returned home and was offered a chance to receive a copy of Lost Season 6, the final season of the Lost series, to review. The final Season 6 of Lost is available to buy now on DVD and Blu-ray at all good DVD retailers. Finally, I can get answers to questions that I’ve had for years, such as:
* How does Jack keep his skin so soft and smooth when there’s no L’Oreal Men Expert products for him to use?
* How does Kate keep her hair so shiny without any shampoo?
* Why is Hurley still so “generous” in body weight when he’s stuck on an island with minimal food and has to walk around everywhere?
* Why doesn’t Sawyer fix the buttons on his shirts so he doesn’t have to walk around with his chest exposed and his shirts flapping about in the wind?
* What t-shirt brand does Locke wear as they’re clearly the strongest t-shirts in the world and never develop any holes after daily usage?
* How did Sun manage to learn English so fast and develop an American accent?
* Why did Claire’s perfect Australian accent sound so out of place on the show?
* Why was Charlie so tall as Hobbits were shorter I thought?
I await eagerly to watch Season 6 of Lost and to find out all the answers. If you are like me and want to get answers to all the questions you have about Lost, you can enter the competition and win the complete and final Season 6 of Lost on DVD. You might have different questions and want to know the fate of the Oceanic Flight 815 survivors and everyone else that have joined their journey. You may want to know the aftermath of the monumental explosion that shifts reality for everyone associated with the mystical island. Whatever your questions, you can experience the concluding answers to one of TV’s most innovative and compelling series in high definition Blu-ray or DVD with crystal clear pictures and theatre-quality surround sound.
Below is a short trailer with what you can expect to see if you win the DVDs.
To Enter The Competition
Answer the following:
Describe a personal experience that reminded you of Lost.
1. Leave a comment on this post answering the question. Please leave a contact email with your comment or send me an email with your comment to ieatblog[at]yahoo[dot]com.
2. The best answer as judged by TV4ME will receive a copy of Lost Season 6 on DVD. For more information about the Lost DVDs or any other TV show DVDs, go visit TV4ME.
3. Competition closes on Friday 5th November 8PM EDT. Competition is open to Australian residents only. I will contact the winner by email.