Posted December 11 2010 - 02:47 PM
Just finished watching it, and wow, what a fantastic show. I suspect that if they'd given the audience of Lost a chance to breathe by waiting a season or two after Lost ended before bringing FlashForward onto the air, they'd have had a hit. But they rushed it, not appreciating that people wanted some time off after so many years of following Lost.
The show was expertly written in terms of having multiple storylines overlapping, without any storyline ever seeing to be irrelevant (except perhaps that bearded AA buddy off in Somalia or whereever he was). The production values were great, the acting was top notch -- with a special nod to James Callis for managing to make me think it must be some other actor who simply resembled James Callas, Sonya Walger for proving that her special-ness in Lost was not a fluke, Dominic Monaghan for completely erasing any trace of "Charlie" from my mind, John Cho for proving that he's not limited to dumb sci-fi childrens' films, and the British guy from the Pirates movies for being a fair bit more than a Hugh Grant xerox. And Ricky Jay, the actor from all those David Mamet films, was just as creepy in FlashForward as he usually is with Mamet.
Would be nice to get a mini-series to round up the bad guys and finish everything, but for the single season that they gave us, they gave us a show that was the best parts of Alias, Lost, 24, and other high-effort types of shows.
Well worth it.
I imagine I'll read the book soon.
I guess it is more realistic to expect that perhaps the book will be remade into a movie. Different cast, no direct relation to the series. Easier to do as a film -- less of all that character-centric material which I personally love but which some people see as a waste of time.
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