13 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Lost

  
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The ABC original drama aired from 2004 to 2010 and portrays the lives of survivors who crash on an unknown island in the South Pacific Ocean. Conflict arises among the survivors as they struggle to stay alive and discover how they came to be ‘Lost.’ The series six season run was a defining moment for TV series. It established a new standard thanks to the incredible writing and perfect cast. Combined, these two things gave us one of the most intriguing and addictive storylines. With one of the most memorable series finales of all time, the show really blew audience’s minds. If you’re ready for it, check out 13 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Lost.

13. Lose Your Cool, Get the Part

Josh Holloway was not what casting directors originally had in mind when filling the part of James ‘Sawyer’ Ford. They wanted a more mature, suave, and well-dressed character. Holloway was casted after he forgot a line during the try out and started kicking a chair and swearing loudly.

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12. Lord of the Flies

There are striking similarities between Season 1 of Lost and William Golding’s book “Lord of the Flies” (1954).  In the book, a group of school boys are stranded on an island and try to form a council and keep a signal fire going, hoping to be rescued. Eventually the boys split into two groups and tensions increase with fatal consequences. The book’s characters Ralph, Piggy, and Simon, are pretty close to the show’s Jack, Hurley and John respectively.

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© Mario Perez / ABC / Courtesy: Everett Collection

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