Having been a big fan of Lost, I was a bit weary seeing the first few previews for Wrecked in 2016. It was hard to gauge from the previews as to what to expect from the show. The starting events seemed pretty much like those of Lost, a show I very much missed, but nothing else seemed comparable. I was intrigued and set my DVR. In all honesty, I didn't expect too much and even forgot the premier date. I was only reminded of the show when I checked the DVR and it had recorded the first episode.
I was in love with the show by the end of the first episode. Yes, I fell a bit quickly for it and was worried the rest of the season couldn't keep up with the premier episode, but it did.
The show is quirky. It is nothing like Lost, which you probably already knew. The cast really jives well and seem to enjoy working with one another. The plot, often times, is so outrageous, but there is heart in the writing and soul in the acting, that you just buckle up and enjoy the ride.
As a quick parallel to Lost, I was always worried in the early seasons that the show would never have a resolution, as they may never make it of the island and the show could stretch into twenty seasons. However, with this show I laugh so much with every episode, that I actually fear them going home too soon and the show ending. I was very much relieved to read that it was renewed for season three.
What I appreciate the most about this show is the writing and its humour. It makes many reference to pop culture and current issues without being obnoxious and in a light-hearted manner that you simply get sucked into the show.
Wrecked doesn't take itself too serious, which makes it so appealing. It's an easy watch with each episode clocking in at 30 minutes and the seasons count 10 episodes each. One can argue that seasons and episodes should be longer, but there is a fear that some of the novelty would wear off. I find it just the right amount of Wrecked and at the end of both seasons I have looked forward to the next.
If you are looking for a new group of friends to care about on TV and don't mind television that is a bit outrageous then this is the show for you. If you are looking for a Lost replacement, this isn't really it. Though I would still suggest giving it a try, because this may be just what you need without knowing it.