Friday, August 05, 2005 After the crash

Mark Lawson’s take on Lost, which is about to begin its UK run: “Lost, in other words, is a fantasy in which Americans (and, by extension, America) survive a terrible aeroplane incident but the society that results is more savage, suspicious and selfish than what existed before. To sneak so tough and thoughtful a theme into a mainstream drama series that was created by crossing reality TV with a disaster movie must be regarded as a major achievement.”