I liked Lost until the last season. I have watched Smallville since the first episode ten years ago. House is one of those I usually buy on dvd because I am that into it.
While most tv sucks, those to me are stand out winners. I mean, what shows have lasted for ten years on tv? If you make it to 5 years old, you can call it a hit.
They have proven that a great writer can make a show. Lost had so much potential but it fizzled out towards the end.
They could have done way better with a tv attempt at a new super hero. They've had way too much practice with Heroes.
They fucked up Blade as a tv hero and it all just adds up to weak writers who really don't feel passionately about the subject matter....that and weak casting. Why pick THAT guy as a new hero? I think part of the appeal of Heroes was how mixed the cast was. I mean, they had subtitles for crying out loud and it was even more of a hit because of it.