LOST vs. 24
After looking around on the internets a lot leading up to and after the LOST finale last night, I noticed that there's apparently a lot of debate about which of these is the better show. I'm not sure where this comes from since they don't really compete on any level other than that they're both popular TV shows. However, if I had to pick one, I'd say it's no contest. 24 is great, very intense, and they're sure not afraid to kill anyone off. But it's also predictable, and formulaic. Jack is going to win, Jack is always right, no one is better than Jack, he will have to work outside of protocol, leadership will change every few hours, etc. LOST, on the other hand is completely unpredictable, and I think for that reason and others, it's a much better show. The mystery and speculation add a whole new level to the show, but the plot develpment (despite whiny people with no attention span saying otherwise) and character development are also excellent. What do you guys think, which is a better show? And if you only watch one, or neither, you should be watching both. Take the summer to get the DVDs and catch up.