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.
Remember all the Lost wannabes, with big mythologies that were front-loaded and usually kinda lame? Co-hosts Mo Ryan and Tara Bennett welcome EW's Sarah Rodman as they parse out why those shows did NOT work and what shows are the true successors to Lost. They'll debate why broadcast networks never really cracked the code of re-creating Lost with a slightly different cast/premise, but what shows did learn the right lessons and followed in its (four-toed) footsteps.