Lost is one of my favorite shows, and easily one of the best things on television. And every time I watch an episode, I think “Man, how cool would it be to play this?”
Lost puts deep, memorable characters in an unusual, high-intensity situation, and intersperses kickass character drama with bizarre occurrences, surprises and a backstory that’s still far from being clear after two seasons. It also uses flashbacks in every episode, and uses them well — they tie into the action, and they bring out new elements of whichever character they focus on.
In other words, it’s full of things that make roleplaying great — and that would be crazy-challenging to GM. So how about it — could Lost be made into an RPG? Is there already one out there that could handle all its curveballs, and not just in terms of mechanics? And am I right that it would be tough to GM?