Wednesday, September 30, 2009


At last a sci-fi TV series that is only a few days late from the airing in the US. With FlashForward, we’re more or less in sync with the US. Fortunately, it is not the same as what happened to Heroes where we here in UK have to wait for months after the US airing. During which time I have to carefully avoid any websites that gives spoilers of episodes.

FlashForward is a story of a supposed worldwide occurrence where everyone blacked out (or sort of fell asleep) for precisely 2 min. and 17 secs. Everyone had a glimpse of what will happen to them 6 months in the future. For some what they saw was bad, while others were hopeful of a good future. The phenomenon is being investigated by an FBI team headed by Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes) who himself is in personal turmoil over what he saw in his future.

I won’t give any spoilers here. I just want to say that this is a highly recommended sci-fi thriller TV show. Me and my family can’t wait for the next episode to roll in. Our Monday evenings definitely includes sitting in front of the telly and finding out what happened to Mark, his wife Olivia, his daughter Charlie, and what his FBI team uncovers about the mystery.