It takes a lot to stand out in the era of Peak TV, and no one series can resist the siren song of shocking twists. Some lay groundwork more carefully than others, so which major swerves were audiences miles ahead of? From LOST to Star Trek: Discovery, we’ve sleuthed out seventeen that savvy viewers put together long before showrunners intended.
Given today’s endless TV revivals, it’s hard to overlook former cultural phenomena with unsatisfying ends. ABC’s LOST would seem like a prime target, but network heads aren’t admitting to any official revival talks just yet, despite one of the creators returning to ABC in recent months.