Anyone who loved LOST really ought to be watching that other creation of J. J. Abrams, Fringe, if they aren’t already. It isn’t exactly the same show, but it might be useful (given the theme of parallel universes on Fringe) to think of Fringe as LOST in a parallel universe’s version. It explores many similar themes and plot motifs, but instead of focusing purely on characters and leaving things mystically open-ended, Fringe offers answers which are at least couched in scientific language.
Last Thursday’s episode “6995 MHz” (which I only managed to find time to watch today) focused on number stations, which I am embarassed to say never came to mind in the many seasons I watched LOST, even though there was an obvious connection to make. Fringe explores mysterious numbers and ancient civilizations, and while it may not keep us in quite as much suspense for quite as long as LOST managed to, Fringe does seem to be managing to explore a unified and coherent central mythology, without simply revealing it from the outset or keeping things so mysterious and disjointed that when it comes time to put pieces together, there are too many to make a satisfying portrait.