Lost TV series has ruined me for all new TV since its finale aired on 23 May 2010.
i don’t mean that no other show has come close to matching its high octane suspense with a small dose of WTF. I mean that since spending 6 nail biting, hair pulling seasons of watching Lost, I had expected to be thorouhhly surprised and entertained for the finale. Instead, we got an episode that spilled the beans on why all those lost (pardon the pun) souls were on that forsaken island. And the answer could have been found based on one of the rumours that circulated back in season 2. What. A. Waste. Of. Time.
Since then, I give a new TV series 3 seasons to prove itself. If it doesn’t and continually strings its fans along with more answers than questions, I call it quits. This may sound a tad dramatic but Lost has caused me to lose my trust in long running series. It is like a girlfriend that has stood you up one too many times.
However now that there is a gaping hole in my TV viewing schedule (sniff no more Glee, Revenge or Parks and Recreation) I have since loosened this rule to give the following shows another chance: Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars and Supernatural. So a word of warning to TV execs – give your fans enough morsels of satisfaction and plot wind ups during seasons 1 – 3, or lose them forever. Or at least, until the next show comes along.