Mystery, strange characters, and great storylines have always been the recipe for an award-winning TV show. In 2004, Lost hit our screens, which paved the way for the shows we now binge-watch on our TVs.
Its mysterious sci-fi-esque nature had fans constantly wondering what was happening and where the show was going. Needless to say, it kept you hooked for years on end.
But, since Lost finished in 2010, it’s no doubt left a large void in your heart that you’re trying to fill.
If you’ve been looking for something to fill the void, this is where I come in. In this article, you’ll discover 15 TV shows like Lost that you can work your way through.
While we sadly can’t bring Lost back, these are the next best things.
Read through the list, pick a show to watch, and start binging it.
In 1946 4400 people mysteriously disappeared when a beam of light absorbed them.
Fifty years later, the same 4400 people are dropped off at the bottom of Mount Rainer, Washington, and they haven’t aged a day.
FBI agents Tom Baldwin and Diana Skouris are sent to investigate the reappearance and figure out who or what has brought them back into being.
The problem is that the 4400 aren’t the same as they used to be; they are showing signs of new powers, including telekinesis, telepathy, and more.
The show is like Lost as it pulls you in with intrigue, leaving you wanting to know more after each episode.
The Wilds follows a group of girls from various backgrounds who find themselves on a remote island when their plane crashes into the ocean.
However, the girls don’t know they’re part of an elaborate social experiment that will test their resolve at every turn.
Sound familiar?… it should; it starts almost a replica of how Lost began.
The girl’s story is broken up with flashbacks and flashforwards that’ll leave you more intrigued as the episodes pass by.
The show stars Mia Healey, Sophia Taylor Ali, Alex Fitzalan, and Sarah Pidgeon.
In Heroes, the story is told as if it was a comic book, with seasons being split into “volumes”. The main story follows a group of humans who wake up with superpowers and no explanation for where they came from.
As you can imagine, many of them begin to use their powers for good, saving the world from major catastrophes. While there are several, who want to use their powers for themselves, gaining as much power and money as they can.
Starring in the show is Hayden Panettiere, who’s best known for her roles in Scream 4, I Love You Beth Cooper, Remember The Titans, Nashville, and American Dad.
Set in a dystopian future where the earth has been decimated by nuclear war, a group of survivors have been suspended in animation inside life support pods aboard a spaceship.
97-years after the last bomb fell, 100 humans awaken from their sleep and are placed onto earth to discover if it’s habitable and to find a location to restart humanity.
The problem is, they aren’t the only people who’ve survived, and it sparks a war between rival clans that have been surviving on earth for all these years.
The 100 makes the earth feel like an island that humans can’t escape. It’s like Lost with a sci-fi twist; you’ll love it.
Eliza Taylor, Lindsey Morgan, and Bob Morley head the show.
This anthology series is one of Netflix’s biggest hits. Each episode tells a different story that’ll leave you questioning what reality is.
The show’s underlying theme feels ironically like Lost, leaving you questioning what is happening right until the end of each episode. It’s difficult to describe the show any further without spoiling the premise, but if you love Lost, Black Mirror will help fill the void.
Starring in Black Mirror is Hayley Atwell, Miley Cyrus, Bryce Dallas Howard, Daniel Kaluuya, Jon Hamm, Anthony Mackie, and many others.
Sci-fi fans, you’ll love this one… if you haven’t already binged your way through this groundbreaking TV show.
The show follows an extraterrestrial known as “The Doctor”, who travels through space and time in his mysterious ship, the TARDIS. His sole purpose is to ensure the universe is kept safe, and there are a lot of beings hell-bent on stopping him.
It’s not the first time the Time Lord has appeared on our screens; Doctor Who has been around since 1963, but the show’s latest version is easily the most popular.
The show stars various people as The Doctor (you need to watch the show to find out why), they are David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, and others.
Set in a futuristic world where a Western-themed amusement park is the “go-to” place for the rich to live out their wildest dreams, things begin to take a turn for the worst.
The theme park is full of highly intelligent AI robots that look and act human but are restricted to a set storyline. However, when a few robots break out of their main story, they soon become self-aware, and all hell breaks loose, leaving humans and robots trying to escape the park.
The show’s theme of “being trapped” is similar to Lost, so you’ll love this show.
Starring in Westworld is Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins, Thandiwe Newton, and others.
This hit TV show is full of mystery and intrigue that’ll fill the void that Lost left.
Two FBI agents, Mulder and Scully, do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of some of the United States’ most unexplained paranormal cases. They investigate everything from aliens, monsters, and psychopathic humans (the scariest of them all).
There are 218 episodes and 2 movies for you to binge-watch; this one will keep you busy for a while.
The show’s main protagonists are played by Gillian Anderson, best known for The Fall, The Last King Of Scotland, and Bleak House. And David Duchovny, who’s known for Evolution, Twin Peaks, and Californication.
Person Of Interest
Person Of Interest mixes sci-fi with reality, and it does it brilliantly.
An ex-CIA agent meets a mysterious billionaire, and the pair set up a programme to prevent violent crimes from occurring with the help of a high-tech all-seeing machine that can see into the future and predict events before they take place.
The TV show’s mystery and intrigue are what link it to Lost; it’ll leave you scratching your head and wanting to watch “one more episode”.
Michael Emerson stars in the show; he’s best known for Saw, Lost, Evil, The Mask Of Zorro, 29th & Gay, and Arrow.
Supernatural is easily one of my all-time favourite TV shows. It follows Dean and Sam Winchester as they set out to kill the monsters that are on earth, such as werewolves, vampires, ghosts, and demons.
However, when their father disappears, it leads the boys down an unexpected path that ties them into the apocalypse.
There are many levels to their story, too much to mention here. But if you loved Lost’s mystery and intrigue, Supernatural is for you.
The show stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Mischa Collins, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
If you loved Lost’s use of flash-forward scenes in season 4, then it’ll feel like FlashForward is the perfect show for you to fill the void Lost has left. The show even shares similar cast members too.
When the world’s entire population blacks out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds, an FBI task force seeks to find out what caused the blackout and what happened during the lost time.
The show is headed by Joseph Fiennes, who’s best known for his roles in The Handmaid’s Tale, Risen, Elizabeth, Enemy At The Gates, Shakespeare In Love, and Sherwood.
Based on the 1980s miniseries of the same name, V revolves around aliens who’re known as the Visitors.
The Visitors claim they want to help humanity become a better version of themselves. However, they secretly have the ambition to take over the planet. They even disguise themselves as humans when in reality, they’re grotesque lizard creatures.
I won’t say anymore, but the show shares some cast members with Lost and definitely deals with some of the same themes, such as mystery and being trapped.
It stars Morena Baccarin, Laura Vandervoort, Logan Huffman, and Morris Chestnut.
This series is based on the movie of the same name. It follows a group of humans who survive an apocalyptic ice age by travelling around the earth on a giant train.
However, as the train travels across the frozen wasteland that was once earth, the usual human issues of revolutions, economic issues, and coups resurface, leaving the governing parties in turmoil.
The show stars Jennifer Connelly, who’s known for A Beautiful Mind, House Of Sand And Fog, Requiem For A Dream, Top Gun: Maverick, and The Rocketeer.
The Walking Dead
Set in the USA during a zombie apocalypse, a group of survivors face a wide range of perils that are more deadly than the zombies… including themselves.
The show has gripped audiences, pulling them into the show and leaving them wanting more. The show’s even got several spin-off series’ which you can binge-watch after this one.
While the show covers a different topic to Lost, it shares similarities with the “survival” theme, which I’m sure you’ll love.
Starring in the show is Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan, and Danai Gurira.
This sci-fi epic had to be mentioned on this list.
The show follows a group of humans living aboard a battleship travelling through space after their planet was attacked by Cylons.
The humans decide the only way to escape the threat is to travel back to earth, which none have been to before. Meanwhile, the Cylons are on their trail and won’t leave them alone until they’re all annihilated.
As the humans are stuck on the ship until they get to earth, it provides you with the same feeling Lost did but trading a remote island for the universe.
Starring in the show is Edward James Olmos, who’s known for Stand And Deliver, Blade Runner, Selena, Mayans MC, Walking With Herb, A Dog’s Way Home, and Imprisoned. He’s joined by Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer, Katee Sackhoff, James Callis, and Kandyse McClure.