Since the show is from J.J. Abrams of Alias and Felicity fame, it will certainly be decent--potentially amazing. It features a slew of interesting characters, the dynamics of whom will probably be its strongest point. Moreover, it stars Party of Five's Matthew Fox, features two Asian characters (a rarity on television), a child, the show's token old fart played by the man from the horror movie The Stepfather, and even a token fat guy! What more can I ask for?
I'm really psyched about this show. I just hope it meets my high expectations (which it probably won't) and that it doesn't end up getting cancelled by ABC (which it probably will) after it fails to get good ratings (which is also probable).
Show Description: (from ABC press release)
"Lost" (one-hour drama, Wednesday, 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Out of the blackness the first thing Jack senses is pain. Then burning sun. A Bamboo forest. Smoke. Screams. With a rush comes the horrible awareness that the plane he was on tore apart in mid-air and crashed on a Pacific island. From there it's a blur, as his doctor's instinct kicks in: people need his help.
Stripped of everything, the 48 survivors scavenge what they can from the plane for their survival. Some panic. Some pin their hopes on rescue. A few find inner strength they never knew they hadlike Kate who, with no medical training, suddenly finds herself suturing the doctor's wounds. The band of friends, family, enemies and strangers must work together against the cruel weather and harsh terrain. But the intense howls of the mysterious creatures stalking the jungle fill them all with fear. Fortunately, thanks to the calm leadership of quick-thinking Jack and level-headed Kate, they have hope. But even heroes have secrets, as the survivors will come to learn.
From J.J. Abrams, the creator of "Alias," comes an action-packed adventure that will bring out the very best and the very worst in the people who are lost.
Evangeline Lilly: Kate
Ian Somerhalder ("Life As a House"): Boone
Dominic Monaghan ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy): Charlie
Jorge Garcia: Hurley
Maggie Grace ("Oliver Beene"): Shannon
Malcolm David Kelley ("Antwone Fisher"): Walt
Naveen Andrews ("The English Patient"): Sayid
Harold Perrineau ("Oz"): Michael
Josh Holloway: Sawyer
Matthew Fox ("Party of Five"): Jack
Terry O'Quinn ("Primal Fear"): Locke
Daniel Dae Kim ("24"): Jin
Yunjin Kim: Sun
Anyone else looking forward to it?