I am a major "LOST" fan. I've watched all the seasons and I have purchased them on DVD format.
So intriguing and mysterious, I just loved them. I lot of people that have watched the first season were confused and I'll agree that I had a difficult time following the show in the beginning. It's not an average type of series that most of us are used to. There are a lot of questions and backflashes and even some front flashes at times, but for those that can keep the story straight it almost becomes a pulled rope. You just can't wait for the next show and what is the new surprise. It would probably be better for someone to watch the DVD if the story on TV got them "lost", simply because it's all at one time instead of a week lapse before the next show, besides you can rewind when ever you need to.
I've seen many of these characters before, but really didn't know them until this series debut. I would urge anyone that likes a good suspense/mystery/whodunit to checkout atleast the first series.