In general Anachronic Order is also expected, both with the story of the island and anything before and the island.If there is a method of skewing the audience's perception of events by rearranging the order of the scenes, LOST has used it.As the show goes on, more and more questions arise as the secrets of the island are slowly uncovered.
Furthermore, flashbacks reveal more and more connections between the characters' pasts as if to suggest that it may have been more than coincidence that this specific group of people was all on Flight 815 together with each other.
The show was famous at the time for its high production values (the pilot alone cost $14 million and led to the firing of a ABC executive for greenlighting such an expensive endeavor), inhumanly dense plotting, a tendency to raise more questions than it can answer, and somehow remaining a smash hit despite all these "hurdles".
The show also heavily involved its fandom in the storytelling process through the parallel Alternate Reality Game ), all serious and densely plotted serialized dramas based around a central mystery and tinged with a sci-fi edge.
An action/adventure/all types of speculative fiction/mystery/dramedy/crazy show (2004-2010) created by Jeffrey Lieber, J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof, and show-run by Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.
On September 22nd, 2004, Oceanic Flight 815 breaks up in midair and crashes on a tropical island. Unfortunately, this is no ordinary island they've crashed on.
To start with, there's a polar bear roaming about somehow as well as something in the jungle which is capable of uprooting trees.This monster mutilates the pilot, but not before the pilot reveals that the plane was already a thousand miles off course when it crashed, which means the odds of rescue are pretty much nil.The survivors must learn to work together if they want to survive in this strange and hostile environment.This isn't easy, mainly because the most prominent characters are so utterly screwed up.All of them have something they're hiding in their pasts.There's the seemingly nice woman who's actually a fugitive who was being brought to trial. There's the former Iraqi government torturer who's searching for the woman he loves. Their backstories are revealed in flashbacks, with each episode tending to focus on a specific character.