Walking Dead Vs. Lost: Others, Doomsday Clocks and More Shared Blood

Leading up to The Walking Dead’s season finale, the thematic and story point similarities between AMC’s freshman series and ABC’s dearly departed Lost had been amassing not much unlike bludgeoned “geeks.” Movieline.com even noted a few of them earlier during this short first cycle. But it was the Walking Dead season-ender that pushed us to detail just how much “blood” the two series share.

Lost: Jack Shephard, who worked in a hospital, takes a leadership role among group of people who amazingly survived a calamitous event.
Dead: Rick Grimes, who woke up in a hospital, takes a leadership role among group of people who amazingly survived a calamitous event.

Lost: Jack meets Michael and Walt, an African-American father and son who have been trying to put their life back together after losing the mother.
Dead: Rick meets Morgan and Duane, an African-American father and son who have been trying to put their life back together after “losing” the mother.

Lost: Brunette beauty Kate is very torn between do-right Jack and the rougher-around-the-edges Sawyer.
Dead: Brunette beauty Lori is barely torn between her do-right husband, Rick, and the rougher-around-the-edges Shane.

Lost: As the survivors explore their environs, they discover and clash with “The Others.” It is ultimately revealed that these seemingly nefarious people have pledged their lives to protect the Island.
Dead: As the survivors explore their environs, they discover that other non-infected humans live among them. It is ultimately revealed that these seemingly nefarious people have pledged to protect a nursing home.

Lost: Sawyer, the resident redneck, proves handy at felling a charging polar bear with a pistol.
Dead: Daryl, the resident redneck, proves handy at felling any charging “walker” with a crossbow.

Lost: Survivor John Locke hopes for salvation — if not some answers — as the door to a mysterious hatch bathes him in light.
Dead: The survivors hope for salvation — if not some answers — as the door to the CDC opens, bathing them in light.

Lost: Beyond the hatch door, we find an on-the-edge man named Desmond living with creature comforts (Food! Hot water!). He’s in possession of a jumpy film reel chronicling the agenda of the Dharma Initiative.
Dead: Beyond the CDC door, we find Dr. Jenner, an on-the-edge scientist living with creature comforts (Food! Hot water!). He’s been compiling a jumpy video diary chronicling the aftermath of the “Wildfire” outbreak.

Lost: Desmond introduces the survivors to a countdown clock that, should it reach zero, will have explosive consequences.
Dead: Jenner introduces the survivors to a countdown clock that, when it reaches zero, indeed has explosive consequences.

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