If you’re into science fiction, good writing, drama, crazy shit happening all the time, twisty plot lines, and long, involved story lines, then you should check it out if you haven’t already. The show isn’t all gold though. There are filler episodes just like any other show, and there are many, many episodes that make you ask more questions than you get answers for.
And I know the reason why is obvious. It’s ABC prime time television and there are rules that keep shows from uttering such language. Still, it seems the show would be more realistic if we’d get an F-bomb, or other swear word, every now and then. For instance, when the plane went down in the first episode, it would be perfectly normal for someone on board to yell “Holy shit the plane’s goin’ down!” Or perhaps an exclamation of “Is that a fucking polar bear” would have been appropriate in season one. I don’t think we’ve even heard someone say something like “I hate this God damn island.”
It’s completely normal for people in such circumstances to let loose a barrage of expletives to describe their situation. If LOST was a little freer with it’s language, though, it would probably be on HBO or something, in which case I wouldn’t get to watch it on Wednesdays and I’d have to wait for the DVD, which is a pain.