Some years ago, we asked the question: “Does LOST Measure Up to LOST IN SPACE?” -- and answered the question (in the strictest sense it could be answered) HERE.
I’ve had occasion to revisit that thought of late, and have (alas) found another way that LOST has become a runner-up… in successful syndication.
Remarkably, I am presently watching LOST IN SPACE weekly on the “ME TV” cable network in PRIME TIME (every Saturday at 8 PM).
That’s over 47 YEARS after its network debut on CBS, in September, 1965. Yes, even *I* would not have believed its incredible longevity!
Just a week and a half (or so) ago on "ME TV", I saw THIS ONE!
LOST, despite being (IMHO) the single greatest experience one could have in contemporary television, (equally as remarkable) has little or no presence in broadcast syndication a mere TWO YEARS after its network run?
Why is that?
|Yeah! Why *IS* that?!|
Is it because it is impossible to casually watch a single episode in isolation, due to its ultra-heavy continuity, as one might casually watch an episode of THE SIMPSONS or THE BIG BANG THEORY?
|Hey! I only said: What about FAMILY GUY?|
Either way, LOST (for all of its – pardon the word – “awesomeness”) has gotten the short end of the syndication stick… and that’s a shame for future generations of viewers.