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LAist's Media Mandate: Lost Edition

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Sometimes the very media that originates inside of Los Angeles needs its own intervention. That's why LAist has decided to mandate certain changes for media properties that have, well, strayed from the path.

This week, LAist would like to talk about a hit ABC show called Lost which is, ironically, lost in its own pile of gobble-de-gook -- stuck trying to dig itself out of coincidence and visual effect device and crazy-ironic moment over and over and over again.

Lost started out with a wonderful premise, albeit one we'd already seen in Cast Away, Gilligan's Island, Swiss Family Robinson and "Lord of the Flies" -- a group of people (or person) gets stranded on an island in the middle of nowhere, with no real possibility of rescue. Then, it's all about the relationships and how said stranded castaways work together, form a society and/or find a way off the island.

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Lost did things a little differently.