ABC announced this week that it has renewed LOST for a fourth season. Said the show's writers, "Oh, crap."
A story thatís made entirely of hooks simply begins to sting; thereís never any fish to cook.
— Phil Sandifer on (you guessed it) Lost
Whatever. I've learned my lesson. I've grown up. I'm less naive. I now know how television writing works. Get the cliffhanger image, work backward from there, don't worry about the resolution. Resolution doesn't sell ads. Once LOST is over there's no more ads to sell.
The second episode [of Alcatraz] ended with what can only be described as the typical supposedly mind-fuck Lost-type twist - and I would've been more excited about that if Lost ever managed to actually explain/clear up it's shit in a satisfying way.