Fans of the hit television series Lost were not the only ones affected by its ending. The New York Times' Taffy Brodesser-Akner writes that showrunner Damon Lindelof spent years agonizing over the response the finale received. The article explores Lindelof's personal history, drawing comparisons between the man and the characters he would later create. Brodesser-Akner also looks at Lindelof's worries that The Leftovers may follow in the same path as Lost. "Where did I go wrong? What can I learn from Lost? How can this not happen again?" Lindelof tells The New York Times.