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Lost

Brigid Cherry

Abstract

This volume in the Constellations series explores in detail what made the TV series Lost a popular hit with critics and viewers, while also accruing intense fan scrutiny. Lost is discussed in terms of its generic hybridity, and in particular how it incorporates and reframes familiar tropes of science fiction in the context of a Survivor reality TV-style plot on the one hand and as a ‘mystery box’ of extremely complex hermeneutic codes and hyperdeigesis on the other. It sets out a detailed analysis of Lost’s neo-baroque aesthetics, situating it in relation to its reconfigurations of the time tr ... More

Keywords: Cult TV, Telefantasy, Transmedia storytelling, Television aesthetics, Generic hybridity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781800859227
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800859227.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brigid Cherry, author