Season two of the television phenomenon that is Lost
is where the questions, in many senses, started to be asked. Picking up directly after that first season cliffhanger, it sets off at a belting pace, continuing the adventures of a group of people stranded on a desert island following a place crash. Only, as becomes increasingly clear, the island is a mysterious place, and the survivors appear not to be alone.
In true Lost fashion, the second season of the show is far better at firing out fresh questions than resolving previous ones, although again, it delights in throwing out clues that the web-inclines can research across the legion of unofficial fan websites. For the viewer of the second series of Lost though, theres plenty to like, and plenty to tear their hair out over.
On the downside, after an intriguing beginning, too much of the second series settles into a comfortable rhythm, conforming too rigidly to a recipe of plenty of backstory, and not too much advancement of the main narrative. Its a device that worked first time round, but becomes tiring during the saggy middle episodes. Its a fair argument too that things move far too slowly and for little good reason.
The upsides? Again, quite a few. Theres little doubt that the premise still holds intrigue, and the top and tail of season two are excellent. The last quarter, for instance, is both meaty and very entertaining, even offering clues to how the whole show may eventually end. So while even the Lost purest will surely conclude that season two is an uneven dish, theres still much to feast on, albeit with the hope that season three gets round to answering a few more question. Please. --Simon Brew
The complete second season of the acclaimed drama series. In this season, the survivors of the Oceanic Flight 815 discover they are not alone in their battle against 'The Others' and a contested decision to open the hatch reveals a new realm of mystery and intrigue. Episodes comprise: 'Man of Science, Man of Faith', 'Adrift', 'Orientation', 'Everybody Hates Hugo', '..And Found', 'Abandoned', 'The Other 48 Days', 'Collision', 'What Kate Did', 'The 23rd Psalm', 'The Hunting Party', 'Fire + Water', 'The Long Con', 'One of Them', 'Maternity Leave', 'The Whole Truth', 'Lockdown', 'Dave', 'S.O.S.', 'Two for the Road', '?', 'Three Minutes' and 'Live Together, Die Alone'.
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on Blu-ray™ High Definition. With unsurpassed picture and sound, TV’s most spectacular series is even more intense on Blu-ray. The award-winning drama reaches new heights in its sensational second season as the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 discover they are not alone in their battle against the Others, and a contested decision to open the hatch reveals a new realm of mystery and intrigue. Prepare yourself for the astonishing experience of Season Two, complete with over eight hours of original bonus material on seven Blu-ray Discs™, and you’ll discover for yourself why everything happens for a reason.
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: English DTS 5.1 HD; Italian, German DTS 5.1; Polish, Russian, Dolby 2.0 Subtitles
: English, English for the Hearing Impaired, Italian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Japanese.