Flash Forward

16 02 2010

So who’s been watching  FlashForward? I am….kinda……..I don’t know anymore.  In case you’re not familar with the show here’s the synopis via wikipedia.

‘A mysterious event causes nearly everyone on the planet to simultaneously lose consciousness for 137 seconds, during which people see what appear to be visions of their lives approximately six months in the future—a global “flashforward”. A team of Los Angeles FBI agents, led by Stanford Wedeck (Vance) and spearheaded by Mark Benford (Fiennes), begin the process of determining what happened, why, and whether it will happen again. Benford contributes a unique perspective on the investigation; in his flashforward, he saw the results of six months of investigation that he had done on the flashforward event, and he and his team use those clues to recreate the investigation.

The team investigates a number of events related to the flashforward, including “Suspect Zero”, who did not lose consciousness during the event, the sinister “D. Gibbons”, and a similar mass loss of consciousness in Somalia in 1991. Meanwhile, personal revelations contained within the flashforwards occupy the personal lives of the principal characters. Mark Benford sees his alcoholism relapsing, his wife sees herself with another man, and other characters grapple with similarly unexpected or surprising revelations in their flashforwards.’

With how the episodes are playing out, I don’t believe the pay off  will be statisfying….You guys know that I follow the actors. I’m an actor whore. With a cast that holds the talents of Joseph Fiennes (the cute Fiennes brother), John Cho (Sulu, Harold), Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order: CI), and Lee Thompson Young (The Famous Jett Jackson), I was hooked. Even if it is advertised as a new Lost, I still wanted to see it. The first episode had me hooked, who doesn’t like a good disaster scene. I even tried to get my reluctant sister to watch (she still havent). Even when the blackout was somehow connected to Nazi (damn dirty Nazi’s), I became un-hooked but still was tuning in (on hulu). My blood pressure hit the roof when a whole episode dedicated to that damn cancer-love-japan story arc!! I guess David S. Goyer, the show’s show runner, felt and the same because he left the show.

I honestly don’t care about the endgame of the series is, I’m more interested in who kills John Cho’s character. I’m already mad that my man crush Lee committed suicide…sigh…

FlashForward return on March 18, 2010.