Abrams reminds me of JMS; a strong start and then a fade out. Alias
was great, but finished badly. Lost
was great, but finished worse. I forgot about Undercover
. His movies are just loud popcorn flicks of no substance. Fringe
looks good, although I haven't been following it, but chances are it will end badly.
On the television side, you seem to be giving Abrams a lot of credit (or blame) where it's not deserved. His active involvement as a writer and/or director on those shows has been limited to their early life. Consider: Abrams' last writing credit on Lost
was the season three premiere; his last writing credit on Fringe
was the season two premiere; his last writing credit on Alias
was the fourth season premiere; his last writing credit on Undercovers
was the third episode.