The Next Lost?: Flash Forward


The latest show to catch my eye is the new American drama, from ABC (shown on FIVE in the UK)Flash Forward. The basics of the story are that everyone on the planet blacks out for 2 minutes and some odd seconds at the same time, and during this time most (not quite all, or so we have been led to believe at this point) people saw flashes of some future event roughly six months in the future. Everything is in chaos when they wake up, as you’d suspect and people are wondering what now? Why did this happen? Can those that saw great futures ensure they happen, and can those that had not so great futures stop them? Flash Forward has all the elements that generally catch my eye in a tv show: an intriguing and mysterious hook with a seemingly sci-fi twist, attractive actors, great cinematography, and decent writing. Plus, the very famous Jett Jackson, of course. The questions is: haven’t I seen this all before?

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BSG is here! Lost is almost here!


The last season of Battlestar Galactica got underway yesterday in the States, and while I haven’t seen it yet, I hope to soon. I just need to find it (in ways we aren’t going to speak of), and then we’ll chat.  Lost starts up next week for its penultimate season, and let’s just say, I CAN NOT WAIT.  I have already purchased my Season’s Pass on iTunes (thanks in large part to a gift card someone gave me), and am ready for the shows to begin downloading. Let’s hope iTunes is better at it this year, than they were last season.

I love both of these shows for their suspense, their quest for answers, and let’s face it, for their sci-fi-ness.  I haven’t opined a great deal about these two shows, other than that I love them.  I’m going rectify that (hopefully) each week as I see the new episodes, and try and explain what it is that is great about them.  Maybe I can even get some of you who won’t watch BSG because you think that people in space is just where you have to draw your sci-fi line, to change your mind.
I’m also looking forward to the new Joss Whedon show, Dollhouse, and seeing if it lives up to Buffy, Firefly, and Angel.
A lot more to come as the real tv season for me heats up!