DiscardedYKTTW Children of LOST YKTTW Discussion
|Children of LOST|
An umbrella title for all the shows that clearly exist because of the success of LOST.Tropeworthy? Motion To Discard
They've been popping up a lot lately. Always sci-fi or fantasy, but to some degree grounded in human drama. Always with a "compelling" mystery mythology. Expect an ensemble cast, probably multiracial. These are the shows that only got greenlit because of the success of ABC's Lost. They're riding on its success, but I think we only watch them because they just might have a more satisfying ending than the Bad Robot masterpiece. Too bad most of them get cancelled early-on. Many of these shows have some connection to Lost, like a shared actor, or being produced by Bad Robot. Others are just similar in tone.
- The original Children of Lost were Heroes and Fringe, both of which premiered while Lost was still on air. The latter is approaching its exciting conclusion; the former... probably should have done so after season one.
- More recently we have Terra Nova and Alcatraz, neither of which made it past the first season. Person of Interest premiered the same year, and is doing better.
- And now there's 666 Park Avenue, starring Terry O'Quinn himself. This one's based on a book, but the feel of the show exudes Series/Lost.