from the couch: FlashForward
Former castmembers from Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and Lost. Dominic Monaghan playing a quantum physicist. Global gamechangers. Surreal mysteries. Somebody knew how to make exactly the kind of show I want to watch. And they’ve done it well. (click through for more)
All the superficial reasons aside, FlashForward is a consistently well-written and well-produced show. It thoughtfully deals with issues of destiny, heroism, life and death, alcoholism, trust, faith and love. But ultimately? I’m a sucker for the time paradox. The whole world sees what they’re going to be doing in 6 months. And despite any efforts towards or away from this ‘inevitability,’ the prophecies begin self-fulfilling themselves. For instance, a character who has been sober for 7 years sees himself drinking in 6 months. The anxiety produced by this revelation leads him down a path toward alcohol temptation.
The show deserves attention. Please watch!