Lost: Season 1 (2004 - 2005)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Unpredictable and addictive, Lost is a new kind of TV mystery that grips as often as it guffaws.



Critic Ratings: 27


Audience Score

User Ratings: 10

Want to See

Add Rating
My Rating    


Air date: Sep 22, 2004
Air date: Sep 29, 2004
Air date: Oct 6, 2004
Air date: Oct 13, 2004
Air date: Oct 20, 2004
Air date: Oct 27, 2004
Air date: Nov 3, 2004
Air date: Nov 10, 2004
Air date: Nov 17, 2004
Air date: Dec 1, 2004
Show More Episodes

Lost: Season 1 Photos

Tv Season Info

Oceanic flight 815 from Sydney to Los Angeles crash lands on an island in the South Pacific, with 48 survivors facing uncertain hopes of rescue while getting to know one another—and their eerie new home. Luckily, there's a doctor in the house, as Jack (Matthew Fox) assumes a leadership role for the group while developing an affection for the beguiling Kate (Evangeline Lilly) and philosophical differences with bad-boy Sawyer (Josh Holloway) and mysterious loner Locke (Terry O'Quinn). One by one, flashbacks reveal details to their often-troubled pasts and those of core castaways including lottery winner Hurley (Jorge Garcia); former Iraqi soldier Sayid (Naveen Andrews); the pregnant Claire (Emilie de Raven); drug-addled rocker Charlie (Dominic Monaghan); Korean couple Jin and Sun (Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim); single dad Michael (Harold Perrineau), son Walt (Malcolm David Kelley) and dog Vincent; and twentysomething siblings Shannon (Maggie Grace) and Boone (Ian Somerhalder). Ever-changing group dynamics are endured while unanswered questions pile up about the island and its existing inhabitants, both human and inhuman. Plotlines throughout the addictive first season include the group's efforts to build an ocean-ready raft; to decipher a voice picked up on the plane's transceiver; and to penetrate an underground hatch.


Jorge Garcia
as Hurley
John Wilton
as Tux Shop Owner
John Choi
as Butler
Achilles Gacis
as Six Foot Five
Mira Furlan
as Danielle Rousseau
Chil Kong
as White Suit
John Terry
as Dr. Christian Shephard
Sev Palmer
as Meathead
Joy Minaai
as Reporter #1
Richard MacPherson
as Record Exec
Dezmond Gilla
as Baseball Hat
Michael Adamschick
as Lottery Official
Julie Ow
as Nurse
Gordon Hardie
as Young Boy
Tess Young
as Best Friend
Kiya Lee
as Byung's Wife
Byron Chung
as Mr. Paik
Lillian Hurst
as Carmen Reyes
Nick Jameson
as Richard Malkin
Joey Yu
as Byung-Chun Han
John Shin
as Jin's Father
John O'Hara
as Young Jack
Jayne Taini
as Martha Toomey
Sally Strecker
as Lucy Heatherton
Ron Bottitta
as Leonard
Angelica Perreira
as Byung-Chun Han's Daughter
Andy Trask
as Hotel Manager
Barry Whitfield
as Mr. Slavitt
Alex Mason
as Bartender
Ron Marasco
as Ken Halperin
Dann Seki
as Dr. Curtis
Kylie Dragna
as Charlotte
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Lost: Season 1

Critic Reviews for Lost Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (16)

As the story unfolds, Abrams ingeniously - in snippets - recalls what brought them to this place.

Jan 30, 2018 | Full Review…

With all these ways to view the series - human drama, fantasy adventure, gorgeous travelogue - there should be an "in" for most every viewer. The question then becomes, is there a way out?

Oct 31, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If the series can pull off that feat on a weekly basis, the word Lost could come to mean something more pleasant for Disney-owned ABC than defining the network in recent years.

Sep 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Lost is the sort of rare drama that's more fun to experience the less you know about it.

Sep 27, 2017 | Full Review…

There's a lot packed into these early episodes that are only explained in what is unarguably some of the worst stand-alone episodes of the entire series.

Jun 30, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's hard to take your eyes off the pilot for the same reason you hate taking bathroom breaks during horror movies. At the same time, it's the quiet moments that ensnare you more than the frightening ones, as you slowly get to know each character

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Bound to raise your blood pressure a few points.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

But there's something refreshing about a network TV show that trusts the mental rigor of its audience instead of dumbing everything down to the lowest common denominator. Sometimes it's good to be a little lost.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Its themes often delve into the chaos, dysfunction, and sometimes horrible personal choices made as a result of daddy issues.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

NBC's Lost is a clever concept gone clunky.

Oct 22, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Lost: Season 1

News & Features