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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.


  • This fifth season of Lost premiered on January 21, 2009 and contains 17 episodes. This season finds the castaways navigating between two time lines, sometimes located on the island and other times back in society.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes including: "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham," "Because You Left," and "The Incident."

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    • Locke almost kills himself, but is saved by Ben.
    • Ben kills Locke.
    • Jacob is killed by Ben. His final words are "They're coming."
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  • The sixth and final season of Lost premiered on February 2, 2010 and contains 18 episodes. This season follows the survivors in present day as they face the "Man in Black," as well as a "flash sideways" timeline in a world where Oceanic flight 815 never crashed.

    This season has several unforgettable episodes including "Happily Ever After," "Everybody Loves Hugo," and "The End."

    Memorable moments from Season 6 include:

    • The Oceanic 815 survivors find each other in the afterlife.
    • Jack saves the island.
    • Jack convinces Hurley to become the protector of the island.
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