So Lonelygirl15 often elicited comparisons to LOST back in the day. Not because it shared its production values, but because of its coolness and burgeoning mythology. An article in the NY Times a few days ago could almost have been written about lg15. It gives pause to the question of whether the "interactivity" sought after by some webseries is also affecting regular television.
...To keep the story going, the producers of “Lost” resorted to inflation, adding more plot points and more characters at the cost of coherence. A spooky tale about plane crash survivors on a strange island [Ed. note: or a girl in a bedroom?] increasingly became a labored allegory about free will and destiny, individualism and solidarity. Mystery began to give way to mythology.