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'Lost' and 'V' Go Back to Back Starting March 30

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 19th 2010 9:21AM
LostAs the headline says: on Tuesday March 30th, ABC will begin airing the remaining episodes of 'Lost' and the relatively new show 'V' on the same night, back-to-back. It's a good choice but there is some question as to whether or not 'Lost' fans will flock to 'V' once their favorite program is done.

Both shows are ensemble dramas, but 'Lost' is very subtle in its science fiction and/or fantasy elements, usually downplaying them in favor of the characters. 'V' has spaceships and lizard-people and the sci-fi is pretty tough to ignore. Even on TV Squad, 'Lost' is categorized as a drama while 'V' is science fiction or fantasy. While the science fiction genre has sometimes gotten a loyal viewership by the mainstream (if such a concept exists), it's usually because they don't realize they're watching science fiction.

So what do you think? Will fans of 'Lost' likely continue on to 'V', or is ABC making a mistake? Sound off in the comments.

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Mr. Beast

Wow. You left out the two most important words to the entire decision: Elizabeth Mitchell.

February 23 2010 at 1:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm there! (DVR-wise, that is.)

February 19 2010 at 1:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"V" was an awful show when it was originally on and it is an awful remake now! I am a HUGE fan of Lost and I know there is absolutly no way I will watch that sorry excuse for a show! My husband is a sci-fi fan and loved the original but hates this one! ABC is making a huge mistake. They should put Flash Forward in this place.

February 19 2010 at 1:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sir Yuck-Yuck

my channel will remain on ABC

February 19 2010 at 12:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The new Doctor Who is a great example of how sci-fi can be more fiction than science. Sometimes sci-fi can get too bogged down in the science, the details and the technobabble. Lost is also a good example of a sci-fi show that doesn't "seem" sci-fi - the time travel is pretty complicated.

February 19 2010 at 10:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Blair M

Star Trek had a pretty good run as a ratings draw with TNG, DS9, and Voyager. None of those hid that they were Science Fiction shows.

February 19 2010 at 10:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steve Ungrey

This is just my thinking, but I'd have given Flashforward a try after Lost. The shows are similar in that there's a puzzle, and the sci-fi fans may have stuck around for it.

February 19 2010 at 9:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Hollywood Ron

With as odd as Lost has gotten over the years, V might not be science-fictiony enough for the average Lost viewer!

February 19 2010 at 9:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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