Advertisements I think the big problem with Journeyman was that it didn't have the Big Hook. While Lost turned out to be almost the exact opposite of high concept, seeming that way at first (airplane crash survivors stranded on a weird island) piqued people's interest, and of course opening with one of the best, most gripping half-hours in television history. Journeyman had a small hook, which was cool but not the kind of thing that's going to get a stranglehold on the American imagination right off the bat. And these days, that's what you really need...shows live or die based on the first episode or two. Which isn't fair, but it is what it is.