How Lost Changed TV Forever

If you were watching TV in 2004, chances are you or someone else you knew was completely and utterly obsessed with Lost. ABC’s drama series took the world by storm, creating a passionate fanbase that took to the internet to discuss each episode and theorize about what it all means.

In 2018 that might not sound like anything special, but it’s important to note that this was the very first show to capture the hearts and minds of TV audiences living in the internet age. It wasn’t easy to congregate on places like Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube because, well, they didn’t exist in any meaningful way.

But part of being a Lost fan was engaging with others, and it was undoubtedly a show that gave its audience plenty of material to work with. Lost was filled with characters to love–and hate–mysteries to consider, and wild twists that shocked us. Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, the fact that it was a cultural phenomenon is undeniable.

And now, it’s available to stream in its entirety on Hulu. To celebrate its arrival on the streaming service we decided to put together a video looking back at what made Lost so unique. If you’d like to read instead of watch, you can check out our gallery on the 8 Ways Lost Changed TV.

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