ALCATRAZ 1.1 and 1.2: “Pilot” and “Ernest Cobb”

Network executives scrambling to find the next zeitgeist-changing LOST can relax — the successor to LOST has been found, and it’s called ALCATRAZ. This new Fox series, from a lot of the same people who produced LOST, can best be described as “LOST on a Different Island.” Plus, it’s produced by J.J. Abrams!

Seriously, ALCATRAZ has adopted a lot of the tropes of LOST, including a mysterious island, strange characters, cryptic clues, random character appearances, backstories and flashbacks, and a powerful Character Who Knows Stuff. Plus, it stars one of LOST’s most beloved actors, Jorge Garcia (ex-Hurley), so how much closer to the former fan phenomenon can it get?
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