If you were one of the many complaining that the ending of the first series of Lost
was something of a damp squib, that fear not. Going against the more measured and tempered pacing of what had gone before, the first few episodes of the second season waste little time getting down to business, cleverly setting up a selection of fresh posers to consider. In true Lost
fashion, there are more questions asked than questions answered, and the twelve episodes in this box set capture much of the spirit of whats made the show the success it is.
Continuing the formula of dividing each episode into a flashback and current events, theres plenty to get your teeth into. Fresh characters are brought in, some more of the Islands mysteries are discovered, and the relevance of those numbers continues to puzzle. There are some fairly sizeable developments to watch out for too, none of which well spoil for you here.
Whats clear is that the show has very much found its feet. While some episodes frustrate, seemingly moving things on not a jot, theres a lot of careful layering at work here, and that gives much of the material in this set added rewatch value. And, when the show does hit top form--as it frequently does across these twelve episodes--then its highly compelling television. Dont expect all the answers just yet though, eh?--Jon Foster
The first 13 episodes from the 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 (a.k.a. Old Habits)', 'What Kate Did', 'The 23rd Psalm', 'The Hunting Party' and 'Fire and Water'.