Thoughts on Kingdom, Church, and Grace from an American living in Hong Kong

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Why I've gotten "LOST"

The best show on television? For me, far and away, it would be the ABC mystery drama, LOST.

Since its premiere in the fall of 2004 it has been a trip down Alice's rabbit hole that seems to get deeper each and every season. Now, in its final episodes, the story is heading toward a climax that I am sure will be emotional mixed with mind bending.

As a Christian, I am also drawn to its on going nods to my faith. In a recent episode, one character is upset at "jacob" and has a crisis of faith, even to the point of seeking out the Man in Black. However the episode ends with his having his faith restored and the final scene is his placing a cross back on after having buried earlier.

Whether its the overtly Christian Mr. Eko, the Jesus like "Jacob" who seemed to lay down his life for the people he's to protect, or even a character named Charlotte Staple Lewis (C.S. Lewis) the Christian influence continues to be a pleasant icing on the cake.

Writers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof have created one of the most exciting, well developed stories ever broadcast on the small screen. As we begin the final five episodes, I just want to write this post as a big thank you to great storytelling.


Redlefty said...

We're on the last episode of Season One on Blu-Ray (netflix). Loving it!

Steve H. said...


I'm jealous. In season 1 you have no idea how far this rabiit hole goes...Enjoy!