I have just finished binging all six seasons of Lost on Netflix and I think I can strongly say it's one of my favorite TV shows of all time, and it is definitely one of the best TV shows out there. The characters, the story, the conflicts, it's all so rich. Every season it developed, building on what was already there. It was such an enjoyable show to watch! Towards the end of the show in Seasons 5 and 6, it did get a little confusing, but I was able to understand everything because I was binging. I can understand why people hate Seasons 5 and 6, what with the confusion with all the time-travel and alternate timelines.
A lot of people also hated the ending. I think I'm neutral about the ending as it was decent but it could have been so much better. Most stuff was covered but there were still a huge amount of plot holes left hanging, which really pissed me off. For example, where were Michael, Walt, Ana Lucia, Eko, Lupidas, and everyone else who died on the island? They only got the main 15 people and left everyone else out. Also, what was with Jack's son? What was the purpose of having him?
There are many interpretations of the ending but my initial thought on it before even looking anything up was apparently quite common. They didn't all die on the plane and their alternate timeline in Season 6 was purgatory, where they had to make up for their sins before they went to heaven. They had to do good things and had to learn to let go on the island too. This is why Jack and Richard didn't blow up when they blow up the bomb on Black Rock.
The real question is, after being in such a successful show, what are these actors up to today? Well, let's take a look!
Matthew Fox - Jack Shephard
You would think Jack would become the most successful actor after being the main character in one of the best TV shows of all time. But nope. He appeared in the critically panned Alex Cross as a villain, The Butcher. In 2013, he had a cameo role in the more critically and commercially successful World War Z. But Fox’s total screen time on the big budget hit amounted to less than one minute, as he played a parachuter. In 2015, he was in two films: Bone Tomahawk and Extinction. Come on Fox, get with the program, you're not really dead!
Evangeline Lilly - Kate Austen
Evangeline Lilly is definitely the most successful out of everyone that was in Lost, and she has since starred in multiple blockbusters. She is best known for her big roles as Tauriel in the Hobbit trilogy and Hope Pym in the most recent Marvel film Ant-Man. She is married has a baby and is living the good life in Hollywood.
Josh Holloway - James "Sawyer" Ford
Sawyer has kept himself busy since Lost ended and has not been sitting on the beach hogging all of the supplies. Holloway stared in the show Intelligence, which was cancelled after one season. He also stared in some films like Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Battle of the Year: The Dream Team, and Sabotage.
Jorge Garcia - Hugo "Hurley" Reyes
Garcia hasn't stayed away from all that delicious Dharma Initiative food, he is still in the business. He has starred in such films as The Ridiculous Six, Alcatraz, The Wedding Ringer, and Cooties. I would love to see him in the Jurassic World sequel, I don't know why but I feel like he's the perfect guy for a Jurassic movie and I'd love to see him take on a bigger role than one in an Adam Sandler movie.
Daniel Dae Kim - Jin Kwon
Jin has also been on the scene after Lost. He is a main character on the TV show Hawaii Five-O.
Emilie de Ravin - Claire Littleton
Claire has stopped worrying about her baby and has moved on to other things. She is a regular on Once Upon A Time and starred in Remember Me.
Ian Somerhalder - Boone Carlyle
Boone may have died first, but that does not mean he has not stayed on the radar. He stars in The Vampire Diaries and also stared in the flop action flick The Anomaly, but let's stay positive here!
Michael Emerson - Ben Linus
Our pal Henry Gale has also starred in other TV shows after Lost. He has starred in the hit CBS show Persons Of Interest and has also done voice work in some DC animated films such as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns as the Joker, which sounds exactly like the menacing voice of Ben Linus as he uses his same untrustworthy voice. Would have never thought of Ben Linus and The Joker together.
Harold Perrineau - Michael Dawson
Michael has been doing many things other than yelling 'Walt' all over a deserted island. He starred in Constantine, which only lasted one season but is still a part of the DC TV universe, so him appearing again in either Legends Of Tomorrow or any other show is definitely possible.
Adewale Akinnuoye - Agbaje- Mr. Eko
As I am leaving a lot of characters off this list who had bigger roles than Mr. Eko like Locke, Charlie, and many others, as they haven't really been on the radar since Lost. Also, Eko was awesome! He has starred in Pompeii as Atticus, which I just linked together when I was writing this since I haven't seen the movie since it was in theaters, but I remember liking Pompeii and Atticus (played by Adewale) was my favorite part of the movie! He has also been in Thor: The Dark World, Concussion, Annie, and is also playing Killer Croc in Suicide Squad, which I also just realized!
Many actors like Dominic Monaghan (Charlie), Naveen Andrews (Sayid), Yunkin Kim (Sun), Terry O'Quinn (Locke), and of course Matthew Fox (Jack) have really stayed off the radar. Hopefully they make a return to Hollywood because all these actors were fantastic in Lost! Obviously, it would be almost impossible to make a spin-off of Lost, and if they did, it wouldn't be any good.
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