A six-episode retrospective on the TV show Lost hosted by SYFY WIRE's Senior Producer, Tara Bennett, and renowned TV critic, Maureen Ryan. Fifteen-years ago, Lost changed the television landscape and its impact is still influencing what we watch today. For this podcast series, we're not recapping episodes. Instead, we're exploring how Lost impacted high-concept, serialized storytelling, opened the door for shorter U.S. seasons, created a transmedia landscape that fed water-cooler TV, ushered in a new era of fan engagement, and went on to populate the next generation of showrunners and landmark television series.
What is the responsibility of creator/writers with pleasing fans, and is it possible to do so with a high-concept genre series? We discuss this and many more Lost writing-centric topics with the VIPs of the writers' room: Drew Goddard and Liz Sarnoff. Both have gone on to write and executive produce for contemporary classics such as The Good Place and Barry, respectively. Join us as they discuss the impact Lost has had on their careers.