In the end, they chose to jettison sense-making for character, which for my money is always the right choice.

Lost, Season 3, and Heroes, Season 1. (Spoiler-free)

Lost, Heroes, and the confusing, convoluted shows that came before them.

TV mini-seasons.

Instead of having to spread clues and red herrings out over 22 episodes, TV shows can treat the broken-up season as two separate mini-seasons, complete with mysteries that get solved, red herrings that get deboned, and in Lost’s case, more of the usual non-answers to lingering questions.

Lost, Season 2.

Lost is a television show that doesn’t ignore new media, or work against it, but sits at the center of an entire constellation of media artifacts.

Lost in the Podcastosphere.

Yes, I know “podcastosphere” isn’t a word. At least, I hope it isn’t.

Lost, Season 1.

Only a few of the program’s many, many major questions were answered, and without fail, they were answered with more questions.

2004 Fall Premieres, Part 1.

Load the tapes and check the TiVo, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la; ‘Tis the season to watch new shows, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.