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.