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The Best Seasons of 'Lost' 

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Here is the list of the best seasons of Lost, listed from best to worst with pictures of DVD covers. Hardcore fans of the TV series often argue over what the greatest season of Lost are, which is exactly why this ranked list was created. This list of the best Lost seasons has been voted on by Lost fans from around the world, so the order of the seasons isn't just one person's opinion. Be sure to also check out our list of other shows like Lost too!

Since its 2004 premiere on ABC, Lost has received critical acclaim for its colorful characters and masterful storytelling with twists and surprises in every episode. Starring Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Jorge Garcia, Daniel Dae Kim, Josh Holloway, Ian Somerhalder, Maggie Grace, Dominic Monaghan, and many more, Lost won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2005, the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama in 2006, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series. To this day, Lost is considered to be one of the greatest television dramas of all time thanks to its complicated narratives, compelling characters, and edge of your seat storylines. 

Each season of Lost has at least one memorable episode, so it isn't necessarily easy to figure out what the top season is. Is your favorite season of Lost not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top. If you want to answer the questions, "What is the best season of Lost?" and "Which season of Lost is the best?" then this list will have you covered. Even as it frustrated us, the best seasons of Lost are still on our minds.

 

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Lost - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Lost'
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The first season of Lost premiered on September 22, 2004 and contains 25 episodes. This season follows the survivors of a plane crash as they adapt to living on a mysterious island.

This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Pilot (Part 1 & 2)," "Outlaws," and "Born to Run."

Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

  • Oceanic Flight 815 crashes. 
  • Jack saves Boone from the ocean.
  • Locke and Boone find an abandoned plane.
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Lost - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Lost'
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The second season of Lost premiered on September 21, 2005 and contains 24 episodes. This season finds the survivors in conflict with the Others.

This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "What Kate Did," "The Whole Truth," and "Live Together, Die Alone."

Memorable moments from season 2 include:

  • Locke and Kate enter the hatch.
  • The survivors become obsessed with the DHARMA Initiative code.
  • Michael and Walt leave the island.
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Lost - Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Lost'
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The third season of Lost premiered on October 4, 2006 and contains 23 episodes. This season finds the survivors experiencing elements of time travel and meeting leader of the Others.

This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "A Tale of Two Cities," "The Man from Tallahassee," and "Through the Looking Glass."

Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

  • Jack is interrogated by Juliet.  
  • Kate is imprisoned.
  • Sayid leads a fight against the Others.
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Lost - Season 4 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Lost'
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The fourth season of Lost premiered on January 31, 2008 and contains 14 episodes. This season finds passengers of the freighter arriving to the island as the survivals continue to experience "flash forwards."

This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "Meet Kevin Johnson," "Cabin Fever," and "There's No Place Like Home (Part 1 & 2)."

Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

  • The survivors make contact with a freighter.
  • Locke locates Jacob's cabin.
  • Ben moves the island.
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