Here is your chance to convince the me...Choose a Side.
Personally, I watched Lost from the first airing. It Lost me in season 3 when Ben shot John and then all of a sudden John was just fine. I know that the Island is supposed to be magical and have healing and hurting powers and Dharma was trying to figure out it all out to serve mankind.... But what started out as character development with awesome flashbacks to leak weekly the truth about the characters before they were stranded, quickly became a double dog dare to the writers to outdo themselves. Once the story transitioned from the people to the island, Lost Lost me.
Conversely, Heroes has been from the beginning all about the characters. But much more...Ordinary People with Extraordinary Powers. I totally could have been one of the Heroes who discovered a new power. So could you. And add in good vs evil where the same Ordinary people face off against a powerful syndicate of secretive men and women who hold our future in the balance. Who would think that these ordinary people would find a way to succeed. I always go for the underdog (The X-Files, Battlestar Gallactica)
Both Heroes and Lost have flash backs and forwards, capture glimpses of lives before and after their current circumstances play out, and hold each person responsible for their decision and the repercussions of those decisions. But where I think Lost fails us is the lack of hope.
At least I can buy in to the hope that Good will overcome Evil - And Heroes is all about that hope. I can't seem to find hope on Lost. Everyone wants off the island, and then once they are, they want back. They are miserable no matter where they go or what happens to them. And the worst part, some of them pick up where life left them unable to change. Good and Evil is convoluted on Lost...is Ben good or evil? What about Sawyer? It confuses the heck out of me...and Frankly, Lost lost my attention.
Lost has one more season under it's belt than Heroes, and honestly I think Heroes is at that crossroad where it either solidifies it's place among the great TV shows. And despite the reasons Lost has lost many viewers, it still retains a massive following. So perhaps, have missed the redeeming qualities that dedicated viewers see in the show. If that is the case, please tell me why should I start watching Lost again?