Here's Where You Can Stream Or Buy Every Season Of Lost

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2004 was a very different time. In the years before "Lost" became a runaway phenomenon, television was hardly seen as a welcoming medium for mythology-heavy mystery premises featuring a massive ensemble cast and a deeply serialized storyline. Enter J.J. "Mystery Box" Abrams, Carlton Cuse, and Damon Lindelof to rewrite the rules for network television and create a smash hit series that forever changed the way audiences follow along with television. Without "Lost," there's a pretty solid chance that we wouldn't have received "Game of Thrones." 

But despite its wildly divisive (and widely misunderstood) ending, there's no denying just how influential the story of a bunch of castaways stranded on a mysteriously powerful island really was and continues to be. Whether you're introducing yourself to it for the very first time or merely feeling the itch to revisit the series once again for the umpteenth time, here's a handy guide on how to stream or buy all 6 seasons of "Lost."

Where You Can Stream Lost

It's the busiest time of the year, time is short and the days are even shorter, and there is no lack of streaming services fighting for your attention. Adding the entirety of "Lost" on top of that busy schedule might seem like a daunting task, but take it from an invested fan who followed along with the series right from the very beginning: the time commitment is totally worth it. For those hoping to catch "Lost" on one of those digital platforms, you may just be in luck!

Fans will be happy to know that they have the option of either Hulu or IMDB TV (or both, if that floats your boat), both of which offer all 6 seasons of "Lost" available on streaming. Hulu, of course, requires a paid subscription to access every episode through various paid tiers — the highest of which does away with ads entirely. IMDB TV, meanwhile, is a free service that comes with the slight inconvenience of ad breaks. Given that each and every script of "Lost" was written specifically with these sorts of breaks in mind — like I said, it was a different time, kids! — this probably shouldn't be considered too much of a drawback, especially given the trade-off of receiving every episode for free.

Where You Can Buy Lost

Of course, you may not have easy or convenient access to Hulu and/or IMDB TV, the latter of which isn't always the most reliable source for high quality media. You get what you pay for, essentially! In that case, buying entire seasons of "Lost" would likely be your best bet. Because we're very vocal proponents of physical media 'round these parts, I am honor-bound to inform the public that the complete "Lost" box set is available on Blu-ray through online vendors such as Amazon, Walmart, and more. Though Black Friday and Cyber Monday are well behind us at this point, keep an eye out on more deals leading up to the holiday season!

In any case, the rest of you still have the option of owning any or all seasons of "Lost" digitally, through Vudu, Google Play, Amazon, or iTunes. Vudu And Google Play are currently offering discounts on both standard and HDX formats, with individual episodes available for $1.99 or $2.99, respectively, or all of season 1 for $19.00 and $24.99. Seasons 2-6, meanwhile, can be owned for either $24.99 or $29.99. Amazon offers the same flat fee of $1.99 or $2.99 individually or $24.99 or $29.99 in bulk for all six seasons. iTunes, meanwhile, offers all 6 seasons for $69.99 each.

Happy shopping, folks! Whether it's for yourself or for someone else, give the gift of "Lost" and its countless unanswered lore-based questions, incredibly well-realized character depth, and a heaping spoonful of constant survival angst this holiday season.