It is the time of year where season finales are wowing us, and series finales are making us cry. It is the time where we start thinking that all good television has already left us, like Bates Motel and The Vampire Diaries and Grimm and Outsiders (and many many more). We have to browse through the brand new shows and the revivals for the next future classic to tear at our hearts or make us laugh. One show I will definitely be checking out is The Good Doctor, headed to ABC, starring genius Freddie Highmore.
May 23rd, 2010 marked the end of one of the most talked about shows on television – ABC’s LOST. Created by JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof, and Jeffrey Lieber, this supernateral, mystical, mythological, theological, science fictional drama relied on flashbacks and eventual flashforwards, mixed with the present, to tell watercooler television. When it ended 5 years ago today, it sparked outrageous controversy, reminiscient of the outcry at The Sopranos ending, three years before. Still today (and I think it still will be 20 years from now), there remains such a divide between those who loved and those who hated the series, especially that unexpected ending. For the most part, the majority of viewers tend to land on one side of endings – Dexter, most hated, while Sons Of Anarchy, most loved. Not so with this show.
Lost: The Complete Sixth Season DVD/Blu-ray
WRITERS/DIRECTORS: Damon Lindelof, Carton Cuse, Jack Bender, Adam Horowitz, Paul Edwards, Tucker Gates, Edward Kitsis, Elizabeth Sarnoff
STARRING: Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Terry O’Quinn, Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Naveen Andrews, Yunjin Kim, Daniel Dae Kim, Michael Emmerson, Emile de Ravin, Nestor Carbonell, Ken Jeung, Jeff Fahey, Henry Ian Cusick, Mark Pellegrino Dominic Monaghan
Disney Home Entertainment
RELEASE DATE: August 24, 2010
Reviewing The Final Season of LOST is not the easiest thing to pull off. If you have any interest at all in this sixth and last season, then you’ve seen seasons one through five already (at least you better have!). And if you’ve seen seasons one through five, then you were most likely just as excited to inhale the sixth as everyone else, and already know exactly what you think of it!
That said, this final season was met with a battle of varying opinions. Most Lost faithfuls came to love the way things were wrapped up; some had difficulty warming up to it, myself included, but in the end it all found a way to work. On the other hand, there were a surprising amount of fans who were enraged by what they saw, unfortunately.
One of the most entertaining things to see when it comes to your favorite movies and TV shows is the audition videos of the cast and maybe even the auditions of famous stars who didn’t get a particular role.
While we don’t have any of those here, we do have plenty of the audition tapes of most of your favorite stars from ABC’s Lost. With the curtain set to fall on the show in just about 24-hours now, what better way to make a weekend of it than by witnessing the very beginnings of these characters and the stars who would play (some of) them. The auditions were commonly used as funny special features on the Lost DVDs, but if you have not seen them yet, now you have your chance.
Be sure to click on over to the other side to check out ten of these audition tapes.