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FlashForward 1x01

September 29th, 2009 (11:16 am)

Derren Brown has gone too far this time.


Six months out from a life-changing event. 2 minutes 17 seconds of the future revealed to you. Would you change it? Would you even want to change it? So many questions raised, and so many different ways to explore. One of the best pilots I've ever seen: concept amazing, acting good, cast good and I love that we didn't see everyone's flashforwards immediately.

Dimitri : really? He really didn't see anything? I was surprised when Mark Benford woke up and didn't find him around near the car, so I'm not sure if he was lying about his FF and was also moving around. Still, I'm fairly sure that now they've brought up the possibility of his dying, he won't be.

Non-currently-pregnant-FBI-lady: Who the hell gets their scan done at 10pm at night? Different time zone, maybe? Like the other FBI guy in London with Alex Kingston?

Simcoe and Mrs Benford : This has potential to be very messy and involving. Their meeting next ep should be fascinating. Will there be chemistry? Will they immediately try to stay away from each other as much as possible? Intriguingly, his son knew Olivia by name thus suggesting his FF actually named her, though we didn't see him in her FF at all.

Subject Zero : aka the guy still moving in the stadium. Did look an awful lot like Simcoe with that terrible haircut...

Still missing a FF : Babysitter Girl (who sounded like her's was rough considering the talk about God and punishment), Suicide Doc, and Blonde Terrorist Girl. Maybe later....

Looks like this series is going to be about predestination v free will. I suspect a lot of things will work out close to how they were seen, but not exactly. Me? If this happened to me, then first thing I'd do is book that day off work and stay home, maybe throw a FlashForward party with friends.

Certainly, if I knew it was coming, I definitely wouldn't be sitting in a toilet reading the newspaper, Mr FBI Director, sir.

Comments

Posted by: Shapinglight (shapinglight)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 10:49 am (UTC)

Did look an awful lot like Simcoe with that terrible haircut...

I hope you noticed that Jack Davenport got to keep his Brit accent. This is a surefire indicator that he is a bad guy.

Posted by: Jason Grey (foenix)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)

This was a really fun opener. I was too lazy to make a post about it. ;)

Posted by: Drake (d_tepes)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)

Preggy Feddy might've been getting one at 10PM if she was afraid of complications... Or if there's sort of a time loop and she's doing it in the future to show her past self...

The show has some inconsistencies... Heh, "some", yeah. Like if they know about the stuff happening why were they doing what they were doing in the flash? You can't say they didn't know about the flash because you have Our Hero studying the board about the flash. So did everyone in 6 months, Except Our Hero, just forget about it and not bother to try and warn themselves...? It doesn't make sense.

Plus, the whole Coupling thing is still breaking my mind.

Posted by: HJ (hjcallipygian)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)

My biggest hope is that Jack Davenport gets to be quirky. I think he was far more awesome in Coupling than Pirates.

Posted by: Marc (uclamaverick)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)

what do you get when you combine William Shakespeare, Harold, Penny from Lost, Charlie from Lost, Steve from Coupling, and Stewie Griffin? only the greatest new show ever!

oh wait, there's also a plot about people seeing glimpses of the future. yadayadayada.

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)

I haven't had a chance to watch yet but it sounds very interesting.

Posted by: uninvitedCat (uninvitedcat)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)

Watched the pilot, thought it looked like a reasonably good set-up. I'm going to be interested to see how they handle the predestination vs free will debate, and which side they come down on. Advert breaks were horrendously annoying though, and I'm already preparing myself for it to come rapidly off the boil as the writers run out of steam.

Posted by: In awe of sensible companions.... (wildecate)
Posted at: September 29th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)

*bemused* which one was Jack Davenport?

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