Originally Posted by Enigma
Looks interesting, but will it be this seasons "Lost", or this seasons "Invasion", "Surface", or, worse, "Threshold"?
The problem with comparing new shows to "Lost" is that very few shows are as successful as "Lost". It's a horrible comparison. If that was the basis for keeping a show, there would only be 6 shows on the networks right now.
A show doesn't need to be a mega-hit to be successful. As long as you beat "Law & Order: Living Room Closet Investigation Unit", or get numbers comparable to "CSI: Fresno", you got a show that will potentially last.
"Lost", while not number 1, is still an unusually popular show. Between that and "American Idol" or "24", you have a huge number of eyeballs. If those numbers were required to keep a show on the air, 3/4 of the primetime shows on the air would have been cancelled.
I actually cringe when I see comparisons to "Lost" in every show thread. You might as well compare it to American Idol or the other top shows out there. However, it's irrelevant if the new show isn't in the same timeslot. The only other shows any program needs to be compared to is the other shows airing in the same timeslot. You win the week timeslot by timeslot. ABC's MNF was one of very few programs that had the potential to win the week by itself. Even "Lost" can't pull those numbers.
At any rate, I am also looking forward to this show. I hope they do it right.