I have a few TV shows that I really like but the new series LOST has grabbed my attention. I think it is the element of mystery. Who are these people? What are their stories? What is the deal with these animals on the island? How do you get a distress call radio to transmit continuously for 16 year? Even in an episode telling a particular character's story, you don't get all the answers. The past Wednesday's episode featuring the character Locke we still don't know why he was disabled or why he was healed. We still don't know what he saw in the jungle. The episode featuring Kate the does not tell you much about her crimes, if she is indeed guilty. We just know she was/is a fugitive. (Are you still a fugitive if everyone outside the island? Can you be on the run if there is literally, no place to go?)
Lost gives you the all the elements of a great mystery story. A ticking time bomb; where are they going to get food, water and other supplies? Lots of "who dunnit?" Containment; they have somehow missed thousands of miles of ocean and hit Gilligans paradise.
Speaking of Gilligan, the characters are somewhat analogous to the Gilligan characters at time.
Thurston Howell III and Eunice Wentworth 'Lovey' Howell were people who lived a pampered lifestyle before his adventure and now on the island they continues their habits. Charlie (Dominic Monaghan)and Shannon (Maggie Grace) fit this. But Jin (Daniel Dae Kim) and Sun (Yunjin Kim), the Korean couple also fit this type of couple, they maintain their separate lifestyle.
Professor Roy Hinkley, Jr. has scientific skills which seem to allow him to create anything from coconut shells but he can't get them off the island. Locke (Terry O'Quinn), Sayid (Naveen Andrews) and
Jonas Grumby (The Skipper) is Jack (Matthew Fox) since he is the leader. But then again, how about Hurley (Jorge Garcia) being that person since he is large and sort of disarming in personality.
Gilligan is the main event and Kate (Evangeline Lilly) seems to be the center of action.
Ginger Grant is Shannon (Maggie Grace) since she relies on her attractiveness to get what she wants and needs.
Mary Ann Summers nice girl, attractive girl. Claire (Emilie De Ravin) is nice, she helps to bring dignity to the dead.
I don't think all the characters on LOST fit the Gilligan theme but it is kind of funny how many do sort of.