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PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 12: (L-R) Actors Daniel Dae Kim, Josh Holloway, Evangeline Lilly, co-creator/executive proudcer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse speak onstage at the ABC ‘Lost’ Q&A portion of the 2010 Winter TCA Tour day 4 at the Langham Hotel on January 12, 2010 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

2005: Lost

Lost is often cited as one of the greatest television shows of all time. The series followed a group of people who survived a plane crash on their flight from Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles. They end up on a mysterious tropical island, where a series of strange things keep happening. Strange creatures and unknown inhabitants roam the jungle on the island, and the group of survivors keep finding clues that something dark is happening there and they need to get off that island fast.

Obviously, they were stuck on the island for a while, because the show lasted six seasons, from 2004 to 2010. The first season alone had an estimated average of 16 million viewers an episode, and the popularity carried on to the second season in 2005. Even by the last season, the ABC drama still had an estimated 11 million viewers per episode, and that was only in the United States. The series finale, however, was somewhat polarizing with fans, and received mixed (but generally good) reviews.

Despite a rocky ending, Lost kept fans guessing for over six years of twists and turns, and they got plenty of praise along the way. The show was nominated for 54 Emmy Awards — winning 11 — and seven Golden Globes, winning Best Television Series – Drama in 2006.