Friday, September 25, 2009

FlashForward Thoughts

Last night, ABC premiered the new series FlashForward. The show is about dealing with the aftereffects of a global blackout. Every person in the world blacked out for 137 seconds, and during this time they had visions of the future. Due to the blackouts, millions of people perished. This series is based on the novel of the same name by Robert Sawyer.

I find the idea behind this show fascinating and full of potential. An underlying theme to the show deals with can the characters change the future they see or are they destined to act the part they saw? While this idea is not original, the mechanics certainly are. What caused the blackouts? Why did everyone have these visions? Will it happen again?

The pilot episode was well done, and the characters were well written and cast. If each episode is as intriguing and exciting as this episode, then I think this series will be fantastic. If you missed the premier, ABC is airing it again tonight at 8:00pm EST, or you can watch it at

I'm not sure how the series will progress, but I have faith that it will be great. Plus, it gives me something to do while waiting for Lost to come back on next Spring.


christine (booktumbling) said...

I am hoping the rest of this series is as good as the premier episode. I too am waiting for Lost (sigh). Did you notice there was a Oceanic Airlines billboard in the first part of the show before everything fell apart? Interesting!

logankstewart said...

Hi Cristine, and thanks for stopping by my blog. I did not notice the Oceanic Airlines billboard, but I've been told by some of my Lostie friends. I look forward to watching the new episode this week.