I watched some of this and simply could not get interested in it at all. The whole 'stranded on a desert island' concept has been done so many times it just isn't that appealing anymore, especially when it's done with such seeming unoriginality. People will argue that the setting is irrelevant and the appeal lies in the characters but, from what I saw, they were just a bunch of stereotypes with gradually written in background stories through over-use of flashbacks. Survival stories should rarely involve background material in my opinion, particularly to the degree that 'Lost' uses; it simply distracts from the real story. That is why a film such as 'Cast Away' is so much better. It's about raw survival instead of people moping around acting 'dramatic' and feeling sorry for themselves. Look at 'Lord of the Flies'; it works because the behaviour of the characters is so unsettling. I reckon this would have been much better with fewer characters so they could have been more appealing without the need for flashbacks and a more interesting, fantastical island. Hell, it would have been better if they'd simply woken up on the island with no idea how they got there to simply pad out the plot development. Having a 'mysterious' polar bear does not constitute an exciting plot twist. Granted I only watched the first episode and I've seen bits and pieces from other episodes but, from what I saw, it just didn't seem worthy of over 1000 minutes of my time. Anyone who can tell me how this series gets better then please do so. Maybe then I'll give it another chance.