Violence: There's violence in a lot of episodes, but nothing too excessive. A lot of it is just stuff like punching and kicking, but weapons are also used, especially guns. There's some blood and gore, but unless you have a very weak stomach, most people should be able to handle it. The goriest is probably the first death caused by "The Monster", but you can easily look away if it's too much for you. A lot of characters die, sometimes in horrific ways like being blown up by dynamite. One character is a torturer and he is shown torturing another character in season one.----Sex: There is some sex in Lost, but nothing graphic is shown. Mostly it's just implied by showing two characters laying in bed together or it is mentioned after the fact. The most graphic scene shows two characters kissing passionately and groping each other and it's implied they have sex. Meanwhile, other characters happen to see them on a surveillance video. -----Language: It isn't too bad. D*mn, h*ll, a*s, b*tch, you know the usual. ------- Drinking, drugs, and smoking: Characters are sometimes shown drinking heavily in flashbacks and sometimes in the present day they'll have a beer or two. One character is a heroin addict at the beginning of the series, but manages to beat his addiction later on. In flashforwards later on in the series, one of the characters has become addicted to painkillers. -----Positive Messages, Role Models: I don't think there's really an overall message to Lost, and I wouldn't really say that any characters are great role models. Everyone in the show is flawed, sometimes being selfish, manipulative, and even murderous, but there are also instances where their actions are incredibly admirable. A few characters even give their lives to help the other survivors in some way. It wouldn't be a good idea to try to follow in the footsteps of any one character though because even though they might make great sacrifices for the people they care about, there's a good chance they may also lie, cheat, steal, and possibly even kill.------Scariness: I thought I should mention that although this site mentions that Lost is scary, it rarely is. When I first started watching, I only did so in the day time because of what this site said, but I soon realized that just about the scariest thing you're going to see is mysteriously rustling trees. There's some very suspenseful scenes, but this show is in no way horror, as I found this site sort of made it out to be.----How good is it?: I absolutely loved this show overall, but there's a reason I gave it only four stars. Season one and two are fantastic, and season 3 is also good, but season 4, I wasn't a HUGE fan of, although I still enjoyed it. By five and six, I didn't find myself getting as excited over it as I used to, but I kept watching to get to the end. I can recall at least one episode in season six where I just sat there, as bored as if I was back in high school Math, but really, don't let that stop you from watching it. It's a great show and seasons 1-3 are definitely worth watching, even if you don't continue watching after that (although once you're that far in, you'll probably want to keep watching to see what happens)---AGE?: I think that most 12 year olds should be able to handle this show. The language isn't anything they haven't heard before and they're mature enough to handle the sex, drugs, and violence. If you have a mature 10 or 11 year old, this show might be okay for them too. If the sex is your biggest concern, you can always fast forward the sex scenes, but the violence is pretty crucial to the plot, so if your child can't handle it, this show is not for them.