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I first heard of lost a few years back as i was in my teens i did not used to watch too much tv. A few months back i saw the DVD for sale in my local cash exchange shop for £2.99, so i picked it up to see if it was any good.
I watched the first episode and i was stuck in all of the episodes until i had finished. i done an all nighter watching them ALL!
It is a brilliant series. 1000 Stars to go to the creator and writer. truely AMAZING!
Series one is by far the best out of all of them. I do not believe they could have done a better job on this series because it was brilliant enough.
The story lines a great and the characters fit in well. My favorite character is Kate. She shows a strong independent women regardless of being a convict. I think the writer should have put more romance in the first series of lost for Jack and Kate, as it is a slow build up getting us all excited to see something happen between them and not much does.
Claire and Charlie make a beautiful couple. It really shows that people from other countries can get along and be a relationship even if its not sexual.
Hurley is hilarious, could not stop laughing at him and his jokes.
Overall this is a brilliant start to series and would definitely get first time views stuck in it. they would be LOST without watching series 2. LOVE IT!
Lost follows the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 after a horrific plane crash on a deserted island in the middle of the Pacific. The island, although it seems normal at first, soon proves otherwise the long the survivors wait for rescue. Many mysterious and unexplainable events take place from the moment they crash land, forcing the survivors to question just exactly where the hell they are. From rumbles in the forest, to unknown monsters and polar bears in the middle of the tropical forest, question after question crops up leaving you even more gripped and enthralled after each episode. Each episode ends with a gasp provoking cliff hanger! The show follows each individual character and each episode features a series of 'flash backs' on a particular individual, explaining why and how they ended up on the doomed plane journey.
Lost is truly one of my favourite shows ever, I was gutted when it ended! From the very first episode I was hooked, basing my week around when Lost was on! I just love how, for a show with around 12 main characters, each of their stories can be looked at in so much depth so you really get to know each and every one of them. You might not relate to all of them but thats the fun part- everyone has their favourites and the ones they dont like, it makes the plot more interesting. My favourite part about lost is that fact that it is never predictable. Twists and turns come out of nowhere and either leave you shocked and aghast that the writers could even think of that or incredibly confused and counting the days until the next episode so you can find out more. Series one lays a great basis for all of the characters, drawing you in and telling you about them little by little. It also introduces many of the 'questions', just waiting to be answered in the next few series. I think the first two series are the best, as the story is a lot easier to follow in the early series before more characters and strange plot twists begin to be introduced. The writing is truly brilliant and I love the character development as the show progresses. The writers have really managed to capture the audience and get them hooked by introducing such mystery and brilliant ideas into the script. Such a great series, and can be watched over and over- it never gets old! Make sure you concentrate though otherwise you'll get a bit lost... ;)
When I first watched Lost back in 2004, I knew that it was the start of something special. The first shot of the Pilot was such an unusual opening for a TV show, not to mention the strange advertising scheme with the cast dancing on the beach.
Nothing about this show was normal, yet everything about it was right. The characters are clearly the whole key to the show, as you'll realise from watching it start-to-end. The relationships that these characters form on and off the island; past, present and future, show how significant they and their lives are.
Yet this isn't all there is to Lost. The mystery is what grabbed me the most. Wanting to watch the next episode to find out more about the Others, more about what the hatch was and what was in it.
Season 1 offered so much to appeal to the viewers, and topped it off with an amazing finale that left so much open for Season 2 to reveal! (and 3, and 4, so on...). My favourite show of all time, and not sure if anything will ever top it.
Lost began in the US and Canada in September 2004, and lasted 25 episodes concluding in may 2005. Lost introduces 48 plane crash survivors of a plane crash which broke apart in mid flight. The island is based somewhere in the south pacific. But after a while of living on the island, they realise there is something different about it, as they begin to find out.
Each episode is given a different name and each is based on a different character each week with the use of flashbacks.
Episode 1 (Pilot: Part 1)
This episode featured Jack, when Oceanic Airlines flight 815 flying to LA from Sydney hits turbulence and breaks apart in mid air and crashes on an Island in the south pacific. Jack, Kate and Charlie set out to find the cockpit so the yare able to send a distress signal. When they find the cockpit, the co-pilot informs them that the plane is over 1,000 miles off course so rescuers would be looking in the wrong place. The co-pilot is then killed by an unseen 'monster'.
Episode 2 (Pilot: Part 2)
This episode features Charlie and Kate mostly. They are joined by Sayid, Sawyer, Shannon and Boone to reach a high point on the island to try and make the signal stronger, however a stronger signal, send by a French woman for the last 16 years, does not allow them to send a distress call.
Episode 3: Tabula Rasa
This episode features Kate. Jack becomes aware of why Kate was on the plane and about her future. Sawyer shoots the dying police man. But this only punctures is lung, so Jack finishes him off.
Episode 4: Walkabout
This episode features lock. The plane is set alight, after it is raided by wild boars. Lock kills some of them. He has a flashback showing him in a wheelchair.
Episode 5: White Rabbit
This episode features Jack. Jack chases after what his thinks is his death father. In his flashback, he goes to Australia to retrieve his fathers body.
Episode 6: House of Rising Sun
This episode features Sun. Some of the characters move to caves. Lock gives Charlie his guitar in exchange for the heroin. Jin attacks Michael because he has his father in laws watch.
Episode 7: The Moth
This episode features Charlie. He suffers from withdrawal and asks Lock
for his drugs, who replies saying he will give them to him on the third time of asking.
Episode 8: Confidence Man
This episode features Sawyer. He is tortured by Sawyer. Kate reads a letter Sawyer always has with him.
Episode 9: Solitary
This episode features Sayid. He finds a cable running out to the ocean into the jungle. He is caught in a trap left by the French Woman, Rousseau.
Episode 10: Raised by another
This episode features Claire. Sayid returns to camp to tell the others
they are not alone on the island.
Episode 11: All the best cowboys have daddy issues
This episode features Jack. Claire and Charlie are Kidnapped, but by who?
Episode 12: Whatever the case may be
This episode features Kate. While swimming, Kate find the marshals locked case.
Episode 13: Hearts and Minds
This episode features Boone. Locke and Boone try to get into the hatch they found.
Episode 14: Special
This features Michael and Walt. Walt studies the knife skills of Locke.
Episode 15: Homecoming
This episode features Charlie. Charlie is confronted by the kidnapper.
Episode 16: Outlaws
This episode features Sawyer. He has a flashback of his parents murder/suicide.
Episode 17: ...In Translation
This episode features Jin. Michael continues work on the raft.
Episode 18: Numbers
This episode features Hurley. Hurley finds the French woman's documents containing the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 which were the same numbers that he won the lottery with.
Episode 19: Deus Ex Machina
This episode features Locke. He is finding out his is losing the control over his legs.
Episode 20: Do no Harm
This episode features Jack. Boone reveals to him that Locke discovered a hatch.
Episode 21: The greater good
This episode Sayid. Lock arrives at Boones funeral and is attacked by Jack.
Episode 22: Born to Run
This episode features Kate. Jack is shown the hatch. Kate seeks a place on the raft. In flashbacks, Kate goes home to see her dying mother.
Episode 23: Exodus: Part 1
This episode features a range of characters. The French woman arrives at the beach. She tells them that The Others took her baby and the same will happen to Claire.
Episode 24/25: Exodus: Part 2
Features various characters. The monster is found to be black smoke.
Above is a little detail on each episode. If you want to get into a very good beginning to a TV series, this is a good way to do it. The way each episode looks at different characters keeps the viewers interest. The standard of acting is very high and the story line is very interesting.
Lost is a great TV series and and is now on its 6th and final season. The 1st season was a really good watch and I was hooked from the minute the pilot episode aired. There is no one main character and each episode focuses on one of the survivors, telling there past stories and how they are coping on the very strange and mystical island.
In the first season the main question you will have is where the hell are they? And each episode will only leave you with more questions (which is even worse at the end of the season).
Despite this being a TV programme some of the acting is excellent with some real depth and emotion in the characters. You will soon find yourself a favourite one and will love the episodes that feature them (Locke and Sawyer for me).
If you haven't seen this before then where have you been hiding. This was what everyone was talking about when it first came out, not so much now as it has went on for so long. But an end to it all is in sight and I suggest you start cracking on with the seasons so you dont miss out on what is bound to be a jaw dropping final.
If you've never heard of Lost over the past six years of so then where have you been? It has to be one of the most talked about shows for years and you either love it or hate it. In fact some people watched in the early days and then gave up and some have stuck with it. I have to admit that I wanted to give up at various points as it just go far too confusing but couldn't as it's strangely addictive you just want to know what happens next. However, for me the first season was the best although I'm sure many might not agree.
The reason I particularly liked the first season is because it was not too confusing in those days and was just a straightforward drama about a plane crash on an Island that was remote and secluded. But we of course soon discover that the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 are not alone. In fact, far from it.
The first season combined action, drama and mystery as the characters are introduced and we start to learn a bit more about than through a series of flashbacks that are used continuously throughout the series. Once the plane crashes those that did survive have to fend for themselves with no radio contact with anyone from the outside world and no hope of sign of help coming. We begin to find out the relationships between the main characters, not all of whom will survive to the end of this season and some form close friendships while on the Island.
There are such a wide variety of characters that are inter-linked which I think is why it worked so well. And the questions and mysteries that are shown in this first season keep us guessing and entrhalled for a long time and for me kept me watching.
If you've never seen it and want to start then go for this season first but be warned that it is addictive in this first one and you could end up not being able to stop!
I have to say i'm pretty hooked on lost. when it first came out i watched it by chance and since then i've never missed an episode. the only annnoying part was when sky started broadcasting it instead of channel four, and for thoses of us who don't have sky this was a bit annoying. i now have to watch the american broadcasted version online, not great as i have to watch it on my computer but worth it to keep up with the series. as much as i am a lost fanatic, the plot line does get a bit silly and confusing. I easily forget what has happened in the last series so there is no way you could just come in at season 6 without watching the rest of them aswell. however, it does become addictive, who dosn't want to know the secret of the programme, revealed at the end of this season. for most of us i think that is waht has been keeping us going. when you've been watching lost for so long your now just watching it to find out the ending.
I am an avid lost watcher. When it came out in 2004, I missed to original showing on TV, before I was bought this box set. The basis of the story (I won't ruin it for you) is that a plane crashes on an isolated Island. From there, each character is vividly analysed until we become very familiar with them. John Locke, who is in a wheelchair before he reaches the island, suddenly can walk, and kate, who was under arrest on the plane for suspected arson attack, is free. Jack, who is a doctor soon falls in love with kate, whilst he has stiff competition for soya. This season presents so many confusing aspects of the island, however the comforting thing, is that although slowly, gradually all the secrets are uncovered, until in season 6 the whole thing becomes a whole lost less complicated. Of course it is an adventure series, and so not everything is believable (such as polar bears for instance), but it is one of the most thought-provoking series that I have watched ever, and you should definitely go and get a copy.
I am ADDICTED to Lost. I am currently about halfway through my Lost journey, somewhere in the middle of the season 3 boxset, and this is a journey I am so incredibly glad I began! Lost is absolutely genius! It's a mystery masterpiece that sucks you in and doesn't let you go! There are twists and turns at every step, each one taking you deeper into the heart of this mysterious island that these people have washed up on. I have no idea what the final unveiling of the secrets will be - every time we are given an answer it just leads us to more questions. Season one is fantastic, you must begin your journey at the very beginning and watch the story unfold. You will be introduced to all of the main characters who you will come to know and love, and of course you will be introduced to the island, and the elusive Others! Enjoy!
Lost...This isn't necessarily about series one...more about the programme in general
Well....the last EVER series started (in the auk) on Friday and my god am I glad its back! It's bittersweet having something to look forward to watching on Fridays...but then knowing this is the beginning of the end.
I'm not even going to attempt to explain the story, that's part of the theme of lost; the viewer is literally lost for the majority of the series. The jist of it is that a plane travelling from Australia to America crashes on an island and from that moment strange things happen...From monsters, black smoke, polar bears (!!), the 'others', kidnapping, an ship in the middle of the island.... Things just don't add up. It's now made it as far as series six and even now the things you thought you had worked out have just got twisted into something even bigger. Explaining lost is like trying to explain what the matrix is about...rather complicated.
There are lots of characters. I think at the time of the plane crash in the first episode there were 40 odd -and that was just from one half of the plane-but after a few being kidnapped, disappearing or being killed over the course of the series we are left with just a few.
The acting is believable, I often find myself crying when something bad happens or laughing at something funny and although they are stranded on an unusual island it's quite easy to relate to their stories. Over the series there are flashbacks and throughout the first series (I think) you get to learn about one character each episode so you know a bit about their life before the island and what made them get on that particular flight. Also a lot of the characters are linked or have crossed paths before without knowing it so it will be interesting to see where that leads.
Ill try not to give too much away in case anyone wants to watch it from the start so to name a few 'key' characters we have:
* Jack: A doctor who is looked to as a leader at the beginning by the survivors.
* Kate: A fugitive who is strong willed and fiery
* Sawyer: A con-man who had a tough childhood and blames everyone else....not to mention a character that is absolutely yummy!
* Sayid: An ex republican guard who puts his skills to use in every situation.
* Hugo: An overweight lottery winner who thinks he is cursed
* John Locke: A confused man who is looking for answers
More characters have been introduced or played a bigger part since the start but I will leave it there so I don't give anything away.
*The Jack or Sawyer debate*
Jack and sawyer are the two 'main' men. Jack is the sensible, down to earth doctor and Sawyer is the loud-mouthed hill-billy. However both are simply scrumptious. There is a long running debate about which one is tastier...well just for the record sawyer would be my first choice...though I wouldn't say no to Jack if we were stuck on an island lol
*My opinion of lost*
You DO have to watch it from the start and catch up on every episode in order to even try to understand what is going on. There is no point in starting halfway through because nothing will make sense, and just when you think it does, something from the past will come back and you will be lost all over again.
I have watched lost from start to finish...and again just to recap in between series. Luckily the first time I saw it was an accident. It happened to come on after a programme we were watching and I was gripped from the start. Before I knew it I had watched the whole episode and was itching for more. Unfortunately I moved to uni about halfway through and we didn't get TV signal in the halls of residence so we would all go to the student union to watch it there. After a few times of trying to hear what was going on I gave up and waited till it came out on DVD. At some point it changed channels, I THINK it started on channel 4 and then went onto sky -which I didn't have- so for the next 3 years I had to rent it until moving home to mums where she had sky and I could watch it whenever I wanted.
Season 3 I watched the whole box set with an ex (who I was with at the time). We watched it in one go which took a whole weekend and god it made my brain ache. Lost is just packed with things that link backwards or forwards ...or sideways... and you need to have the ability to think back and say... 'ahhhh I get it that happened because remember when'...
Aside from friends or eastenders, I don't really watch any series. But lost is so engaging! It's the complete opposite of either of those programmes. It is fast moving, action packed and quite hard to keep up with.
At the end of each series you are left with more unanswered questions. Through each one, small pieces are fitted together but then more strange things are discovered and it leaves you open mouthed and thinking.... '???' Over the past 5 series A LOT of things have happened and with this being the last one I am wondering whether all of these things will be answered. There is a lot of explaining to be done, none of which seems to be connected so I hope everything makes sense by the end.
There are a lot of theories about 'lost'; the island seems to be a 'force', with purpose, almost alive in a strange way. some people think it's all a dream, others say its like 'limbo' the place between heaven and hell where the 'survivors' actually died and are waiting to be judged. Other theories include a dogs dream (?), an alien planet and that the island is actually a giant sea turtle (??)
To start I thought that they were all dead and that when they died on the island it meant that they had passed over and met their fate. However over the seasons it has proved that SOME people have left and returned (I won't say who) so then I got confused again.
*The bad bits?*
When watching it on TV the bit I hate is the adverts. I know it's the same with all programmes but there seems to be twice as many as usual and twice as long too. Apart from that there's the having to wait a week to see the next episode but that's just me being impatient. The other...possible...bad point is that the storyline is so twisted and confusing. It is a mystical island but some of the things are SO out of this world and remain unexplained...I suppose ill just have to hope that they all make sense in the end.
Overall I am addicted. When lost is on I cannot be disturbed. It's too good for a start but other than that I NEED to concentrate to watch and understand it. I would really recommend setting aside some time to rent the DVDs and watch it from start to finish. -not in one go though or your eyes will go square- I bet you can't watch two episodes without being hooked. Unless your attention span is similar to a goldfish in which case you might find yourself bored after an hour.
I can't wait to see what happens in this last series. I just hope everything is explained, no questions are left unanswered and that the reasoning behind the whole thing isn't a massive anticlimax and/or just leave you well and truly...LOST.
Right from the very first episode of Lost, I have been totally addicted to it. As soon as it began it was full of action, drama and intruigue. For those who have been living under a rock for the past 6 years (or who just simply don't watch much telly), the storyline goes that a plane crashes on a beautiful caribbean island. Those who survive the crash have to fend for themselves as with no radio or contact with the outside world there is little hope of help coming. The island is very mysterious and lots of stange happenings occur there from terrifying animal attacks to 'The Others' who are a tribe inhabiting the island who don't take too kindly to the new residents. I won't ruin it by going into any more detail.
One thing about this show is that it will not only enthrall you but it will irritate the life out of you. At times you have no clue at all as to what is happening as it slowly unfolds over several eposides, but that's what the show is all about.
I much prefer to wait and get the whole series on dvd as watching it in dribs and drabs weekly is so annoying. This is one show you need to watch from the very beginning and I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't be hooked from the first episode. No only is the storyline gripping, the location is fantastic with some stunning scenery. And the cast are not that bad to look at either (with a few exceptions :)
I love Lost! From the moment i seen the adverts on tv for Lost i was totally hooked! I managed to watch the first 2 or 3 series on normal tv before it was taken over by Sky (like every good show is). After this i either watched online or waited until the series came out on dvd!
Lost is about a plane which crashes on an unknown island when it goes offcourse from Australia to USA. The survivers of the flight soon realise that they are not alone of this weird island as strange things start to happen. The cast is brilliant and the flashbacks are well thought and acted out to make it very convincing. I have watched every episode up to to the end of series 5 and i am very lost! It is an amazing show but uptil now nothing has really made any sense. 2010 will bring the last series of Lost and i am hoping that i will explain the reasoning behind everything that has happended. I would highly recommend watching this, from the beginning otherwise it wont make a bit of sense!
I didn't see Lost when it first came on UK TV in 2004 as I used to work Wednesday nights. However, the trailers always looked brilliant, and lots of my friends watched it and thought it was brilliant. Anyway, we only watched the first season all the way through right before the premiere of the second season on SKY ONE. We watched up to six episodes a day of the first season of Lost, it is HIGHLY addictive and each episode ends on a cliffhanger which makes it impossible not to be completely hooked.
Good Tip #1 Don't start watching them until the sixth season is finished (this year 2010!) and I can promise you will drive yourself mad.
There are six series in total ranging between 16 and 24 episodes in a season. The first series mainly asks the questions, it does not provide answers. That is what makes this whole series so good and so bloody frustrating at the same time. The series won countless Emmy awards and had over 18 million viewers on average per episode in the USA (source: Google).
The show is one of the biggest in America and the UK and no doubt all across the world, and has taken actors and actresses from virtual unknowns to some of the biggest stars on the planet. Season 1 stars (amongst others) Matthew Fox (ex Party of Five), Evangeline Lilly, Terry O'Quinn, Josh Holloway, Dominic Monaghan (ex Hetty Wainthrop), Emilie de Ravine and many more.
The first season we see a plane crash (Flight 815) on a deserted island. The whole of the first season is essentially about their survival on the island, staying alive and trying to find a way off the island. The island seems to have been inhabited before, but who were the people who lived there?
The focal character in this season is mainly Jack (a doctor) but other key characters this season include:
Claire (pregnant woman)
Jin and Sun (very cagey Korean people who don't speak English)
Kate (a murky past)
Sawyer (equally murky past but provides much needed semi-nakedness to keep the women entertained)
Charlie (ex-Rock and Roll Star, junkie)
Boone and Shannon (rich kid brother and sister)
Hurley (an ex-mental hospital lottery winner)
Sayid (ex- Iraqi Soldier)
Michael and Walt (Father and Son, Walt is special, we don't know why)
Rousseau (French woman from an abandoned research team)
Locke (a total wildcard)
There are other characters in this first season that become more important in other seasons, but I won't mention them too much.
What I love about this first season is our innocence as a viewer. We think that they are stranded on a desert island and have to survive. We think this is an ordinary island, but it is no ordinary island, and strange things happen, that make us question the truth. So many conspiracy theories arose from this first season, were they dead? Were the really in purgatory? Who had been there before? After watching the rest of the series of Lost, I really love looking back to this series and thinking how simple it was, and easy to follow. One thing I love though is that I've since watched season one back after watching the other seasons and there are so many amazing clues in the first season that link to the next four seasons, you have to be wowed at the writing talent. It is amazing.
Good tip #2 The thing with Lost is, you have to have a good memory to remember who has done what, and when. Otherwise things make even less sense.
Basically each week is "centric" to a character, we see them on the island and then see them "off the island" in a similar situation which tells us about their character and their previous life (in what is termed as a "flashback"). I really like this as it shows how their past has influenced their future. This method of storytelling is really effective, but the one problem for the viewer is that they only get a snippet of each character, because the following week, a new "flashback" has a different character, and as a viewer this becomes a bit tedious (by the 2nd season). I do like how we find out different back stories and one of my favourite parts is looking at the links between apparently unknown characters. We as an audience have made the link when watching a flashback but the character doesn't know about the link with another character, which is exciting and adds a depth of audience involvement to the viewing experience. I also love the way the characters develop throughout, we see different sides to them which I like.
I don't want to divulge too much information on the plot as that is what makes it so fantastic. The season cliffhanger in the finale was outstanding, the Losties find a hatch, and then........we cut to a black screen with the white word "LOST" on it. The season is over, we have to wait an agonising 8 months for our next fix. Frustration at it's highest.
One thing bound to annoy you: the incessant screeching of Michael "WAAAAALT, HAS ANYONE SEEN MA BOYYYYYY" throughout the series. The kid wanders and Michael has to find him with the most annoying voice ever. I can't tell you how much it irritates me.
FACT: Polar Bears live on desert islands. I'm saying nothing else.
I can't recommend lost enough, this is an incredible tv series.
In a real nutshell season 1 is about a group of people who crash onto an island, and their subsequent understanding of each-other and the exploration of the island and its many secrets.
season1 has a more robinson crusoe feel about it, the initial shock of the crash to finding shelter, food etc. However the show soon turns a lot more mysterious, strange noises coming from the jungle, a mysterious message contained in a radio tower thats been on a loop for several years, not to mention the strange black smoke monster and various hallucinations of the castaways.
The plot is incredibly clever and leaves you on the edge of your seat, it raises question after question as whats to going on, for me i loved this angle though i know it turned many off -getting fed up with little to no answers etc.
We also get in each episode a clever way of telling the survivors past stories via flashbacks, these give us insight into their past and also many reasons for their actions on the island.
if you love suspense and mystery, a slight modern day twin peaks vibe in a few places give this series a chance, it is firmly rooted in sci-fi and mystery and has opened an entire world of theories and discussions.
The cast and acting are superb and one of the best things is the array of different characters and their stories.
Lost is a massively popular US mystery drama series which is based around the passengers of Oceanic Flight 815, which crash landed on an island in the middle of nowhere. Over the course of the series, we are shown that the island has quite mysterious features; ranging from healing abilities (one character boarded the plane as a cripple, but can now walk) to strange polar bear-like creatures and a mysterious black smoke. Each episode is combined of ongoing plots and flashbacks which allow us a greater understanding of each character's past experiences and motivations in life.
The series has been a huge hit from the word go, but it's also been quite controversial as each series has gone on. The main reason for this is the fact that the writers seem to be making the whole story up as they go along!! The plots seem to get stranger and stranger as time goes on and there are always a LOT of unanswered questions. The internet is rife with theories as to what the island truly is, though many believe that the writers don't even know (yet!).
There are many different sides to Lost though - it's not just about the mystery aspect of the island. There is a lot of character-based storylines from inter-character romances to discovering that some characters' paths had crossed in the past (or are even RELATED). There is also the survival aspect - the passengers must all learn to fend for themselves on the island with only the passengers' skills and the island's resources around them.
I've watched Lost from the start and I've always enjoyed it - even though there are some episodes which have left me thinking "huh?" at the end! I'll be interested to see how it finally ends, although I have a feeling that the writers will have a hard job coming up with an ending that satisfies enough of the many unanswered questions.
The multiple Emmy Award-winning Lost returns for a second season of action-packed mystery and adventure that will continue to bring out the very best and the very worst in the people who are lost.