Wednesday, January 27, 2010
LOST, the final season starts next week!
As a writer, I find this show fascinating. What a study in quirky characters! I mean, we have the overweight guy who works at a fast food restaurant who becomes an instant millionaire in the lottery; we have the hero doctor battling his identity under his alcoholic father; the murdering, convict beauty with a heart of gold, the conman who loves to read romances and cares about little babies; the X-iraqi torture expert; the paralized man who can suddenly walk; the man who's been on the island for years and never seems to age. This list goes on and on and I haven't even told you the good stuff about these people yet.
Then you put this great cast of characters on this bizarre island that seems to have a life of its own and you add a plot that keeps your heart in your throat and one that you could never predict, and you have a great, great story. I spend hours studying LOST for these very reasons, hoping to be able to convey such techniques into my own writing someday.
Bravo to the writers of LOST. If you are a LOST fan, who is your favorite character and why?