Oooooh, I just noticed this section of the forums and I wanted to cut-n-paste my original post, which I put in the introductions section last week, here, as really I want everyone involved in creating, producing and writing Lost to know just how impressed this fan is and why, and I'm not sure y'all read the intro. area, so I must copy my full props to you all here:
"Hello, I'm new to this site/board, but have been rivetted to Lost since the original episode.* I am incredibly impressed by every aspect of this show!* Where to start, where to start...
I feel that Lost is the most original, imaginative, rivetting and compelling new show to come down the pike in a long, long time.* I am particularly impressed with how well-developed, intricate and deep the character development and storylines are.* Lost episodes are like a good book that you can read over and over again, or a complex, beautiful piece of music that you can listen to many times and never get bored with, as each time you hear something new, discover a layer or an aspect that you missed before, and fall in love with the whole all over again.* Whenever I attempt to describe Lost to anyone, the words "rivetting" and "compelling" keep coming up, as I have not been this totally enthralled by a television program ...well...EVER!
My favorite character is Locke, as his character is a compelling (there's that word again!) and beautiful portrayal of a wounded healer/shaman archetype.* As we know from that key moment in the show thus far when he gets up after the crash, leaving his wheelchair behind, he was confined to a wheelchair before the crash, and something happened in the crash itself that "fixed" him, so now he can walk again.* Not a moment goes by when every thought and feeling he has, and every action he takes, isn't influenced by his appreciation of that, me thinks.* He embodies, "from brokenness, wholeness", which is a major theme in my life and I really admire this character.* From flashbacks we know that, even when he was confined to a wheelchair, he was determined to do as much as he could and to live as full of a life as he could.* I also love Hurley, Charlie, Sayid and "The French Woman", who I hope will be more of a regular character as the show goes on.* In fact, every single character on the show is so profoundly and thoughtfully developed for us by the creators and writers that each is compelling (sorry, said "compelling" yet again!) in her or his own right.* Between the depth of the character development and the complex, interwoven and intricately written storylines, this show is totally gripping and I find myself getting lost in Lost each week.
Extreme kudos, props and thank yous to the creators and writers, and the amazing, brilliant actors, of course, and everyone involved (even the filming is beautifully done!) in this powerhouse, mind-blowing, and, yes, gotta say it one more time with feeling:* RIVETTING show!
I look forward to reading and participating in this forum!"