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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Lost's Superfluous Characters

Last night's episode, the turning point of the series, did not include Claire, Charlie, Shannon, Sun, or Walt.

It made me think just how poorly developed some of these characters are - even when their backstories are shown and their circumstances contribute to the overall story arc. The same could be said for Michael and Jin, who were in last night's episode. Charlie and Michael especially seem to have poorly written parts.

The show works because of its core: Locke, Jack, Kate, Sayid, Sawyer, and Hurley. There is no show without them.

1 comment:

  1. There's also about 40 other nameless, faceless castaways from the flight that can be called in from time to time. And now we are getting the "others" who may include some characters.

    In a sense, "Lost" reflects social reality in that most of us have a core group of friends/family/antagonists with others on the perophery. Most other folks are just simple "traffic" relationships (like the 40 unknown passengers)or scary strangers (like the "others").