I finally got caught up on Lost last night, and I’ve decided this is a totally Existentialist show. I mean, the character studies are 21st century versions of protagonists out of the novels of Sartre and Camus and the over-arching plot is something out of the plays of Beckett, and that thing with pressing the button every 108 minutes for a reason that’s not entirely clear and may have no efficacy anymore for all they know? OMG, the sheer Absurdity of it, in the Existentialist sense of that term.
Even the title of the show is Existentialist. It’s about levels, people. Levels.
But don’t ask for All Things Philosophical on Lost, ’cause, my brain don’t want to dig that deep.