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posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 08:45 PM
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'FlashForward'...

This looks like it will be quite a ride! The show premiers this Thursday (September 24th). The first episode is entitled "No More Good Days," and the synopsis is as follows:


When the world’s population is given a glimpse of their future due to a mysterious global event, it forces everyone to come to grips with whether their destinies can be fulfilled or avoided.


The show seems to be loosely based on the novel of the same name. Let's watch and discuss here!

[edit on 23-9-2009 by they see ALL]




posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 01:16 PM
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Like some critics, I wonder how they can draw it out as a series. It may have worked better as a 13 episode arc. I will give the show a try and see how they do.



posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 05:51 PM
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Tonight's the night! I will be watching. Hopefully, it will be good.



posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 08:18 PM
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I am really enjoying this show thus far! I know it has only been one episode so far, but even the preview for the coming episodes look very cool. I love the plot of this show, and the show becoming a sort of mystery novel makes it all the better. I have a feeling that the show will be a lot like 'Lost' (which I love) because of the mysteries it may have that need to be solved.

Also, I caught an Easter egg during the beginning of the show, which was a poster for Oceanic Airlines (an obvious 'Lost'-related nod).



posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 11:21 PM
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I usually don't watch TV at all but this looks like a great show. Great concept, interesting characters, good dialog, great effects.

I was really impressed by the first episode. I'll watch this show until it gets corney as they usually do.



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 08:06 AM
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Since the gave the flash forward date as April 29. 2010, it would seem that the show has an ending planned unless they opt for a second incident if the show gets picked up for another season.

Something I noticed that may, or may not, have some significance.

When they showed the folks all coming around on the pier, there were a pair of lights in the sky. It looked like a two suns. No clue if this was intentional but it was there and it was strange enough that I had to rewind it and show my wife who agreed that it might have some significance.

The show was very good. Exciting, frightening and, at times, riveting. Certainly on top of my list of shows to watch. Hopefully they can sustain this level of entertainment. More important, I hope they don't get bogged down in silly side plots or strange side stories that make watching shows like this more work than pleasure (lost anyone?).

cool show site
www.jointhemosaic.com...

you can check out people's visions. use the search function, hit war machines, zombies, aliens, 2012
all there. all related.



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posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 10:21 AM
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Originally posted by Crakeur
More important, I hope they don't get bogged down in silly side plots or strange side stories that make watching shows like this more work than pleasure (lost anyone?).


Amen. "Lost" lost me early on when it almost became a requirement to go to websites to be able to decipher what was going on.

"Twin Peaks" did the same thing to me. It started out as really quirky, great entertainment then ended up going so far beyond any ability to comprehend it, I just quit watching.

When I want to work that hard for entertaiment, I'll pick up an Umberto Eco novel.



posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 01:35 PM
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Originally posted by Crakeur
Since the gave the flash forward date as April 29. 2010, it would seem that the show has an ending planned unless they opt for a second incident if the show gets picked up for another season.


I think, though, that the first season of this show will only be 13 episodes long, which make it ending on April 20, 2010 (in our time) not likely. Were you thinking along these lines?


When they showed the folks all coming around on the pier, there were a pair of lights in the sky. It looked like a two suns.


Didn't realize this.


More important, I hope they don't get bogged down in silly side plots or strange side stories that make watching shows like this more work than pleasure (lost anyone?).


I'll contend that 'Lost' is the best show on TV (even though it's not on now).


Originally posted by MrDesolate
Amen. "Lost" lost me early on when it almost became a requirement to go to websites to be able to decipher what was going on.


See above.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 08:18 PM
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Good episode tonight, but I really enjoyed the first episode (but maybe that's a given). I totally saw the police woman getting shot coming because she mentioned that she did not have a flashforward. That line that mysterious man in the warehouse said was incredible. Is he D. Gibbons? And so the mystery deepens with Agent Noh finding out when he dies. I never thought that him putting his flashforward experience - well, a lack thereof - on that website would help any, but it apparently did. The end with Charlie saying that D. Gibbons is a bad man was a good cliffhanger. Speaking of Charlie, the beginning of the episode was a great trick! They made me think that Charlie was awake during the blackout!



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 08:41 PM
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I've been watching the show too. I rarely ever watch TV these days but when something cool like "Flashforward" comes along, I always make an exception.

The first two episodes have been pretty good. Here's hoping that the show continues to pick up momemtum doesn't become corny. I'll keep watching it until it's completion regardless...mainly because now I'm hooked and I want to see what happens.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 09:31 PM
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Originally posted by Lightmare
I'll keep watching it until it's completion regardless...mainly because now I'm hooked and I want to see what happens.


That's how they get you! These cliffhangers are killing us, huh?



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 10:22 PM
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Originally posted by they see ALL
That's how they get you! These cliffhangers are killing us, huh?


hahaha!!!

It's true. Cliffhanger endings are a sure fire way to make sure I will be tuning in next week, and the week after that, and the week after that, and on and on we go.

But I'm really interested in seeing who or what caused the flashforward event...and why. It will also be interesting to see how the characters with unpleasant future scenarios try to manipulate their futures and how doing so will affect the outcomes of other people's futures. Because you know that's gonna become a big factor probably in the next couple of episodes.

I'm already looking forward to next week's episode. Like I said before, I rarely ever watch TV, but I'm glad I decided to give this show a chance. It really is a pretty cool show.



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 10:49 PM
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Good episode tonight, but I may have been a bit bored with it (or I may have just been tired). The ending, though, surely made up for the episode's possible lackluster run. I liked the flashback, but I got a huge 'Lost' feeling because of it. Will this show follow the formula of 'Lost?' For some reason, I hope not (and I am a huge fan of 'Lost'). What was that thing at the end? A tower?



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 12:38 AM
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Originally posted by Lightmare
I've been watching the show too. I rarely ever watch TV these days but when something cool like "Flashforward" comes along, I always make an exception.

The first two episodes have been pretty good. Here's hoping that the show continues to pick up momemtum doesn't become corny. I'll keep watching it until it's completion regardless...mainly because now I'm hooked and I want to see what happens.


Hi
my thoughts exactly. I find the show exciting a good change from the crime scene repetition that seems the norm lately .
I'm hooked as well

Ocker



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by ocker
Hi
my thoughts exactly. I find the show exciting a good change from the crime scene repetition that seems the norm lately .
I'm hooked as well
Ocker


Yep. If there were more shows like Flashforward or Fringe, I would probably spend more time watching TV. But since the TV is flooded with boring crime scene dramas, comedies that really are not very funny, and those dork fests mislabled as "reality TV"...well it just gets boring real quick. So yeah, it certainly is refreshing when something cool like Flashforward gets airtime.


Originally posted by they see ALL
Good episode tonight, but I may have been a bit bored with it (or I may have just been tired). The ending, though, surely made up for the episode's possible lackluster run. I liked the flashback, but I got a huge 'Lost' feeling because of it. Will this show follow the formula of 'Lost?' For some reason, I hope not (and I am a huge fan of 'Lost'). What was that thing at the end? A tower?


Last night's episode was a little slow. No big deal though, it needed to be done in order to set the stage for some interesting things to happen in future episodes. The next few episodes are probably gonna get really crazy. Especially when you factor in the dead crows, the possibility that smaller scale flashforward events may have happened before, and the fact that they still don't know who or what caused it in the first place.

And yeah, what the hell was that thing at the end? I couldn't tell. I was hoping someone on here would know. Guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens next week.



posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 08:35 PM
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Altogether alright episode. The cliffhanger, though, made the episode. I wonder how exactly those two guys are responsible for the flashforward (there must have been more involved). I have been wanting to make a theory, especially since we saw the Ganwar tower, but I haven't been able to create one simply because there have been so many clues that we haven't been given yet. If you have a theory, however, feel free to share!



posted on Oct, 22 2009 @ 09:18 PM
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Alright episode again. So, are we to believe that the Chinese were involved in the attack at the end or the President himself (in an attempt to stop himself from being blackmailed)? On that note, I liked how Wedeck blackmailed the President. Also, we now have a Vice President (isn't she a bitch!?). Hopefully the FBI investigates Ganwar now, huh?



posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 02:33 PM
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Toward the end of the episode, the impression was given that the FBI Mosaic team was starting to experience divisiveness. I thought that the writers nicely put that to rest by having the characters simultaneously prove their mutual belief in the eventual fulfillment of their future visions by exposing themselves to the attackers with the knowledge that they were not to die on that day or at that time.

I think that this sets the stage for them to tackle their 'mission' with more vigor and unity.



posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 06:14 PM
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Explanation: I'm totally disgusted by this show! Not the basic premise etc but the acting was so telegraphed and so bad... :shk:
It made me want to
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Now onto speculating wildly....

If those that underwent the GBO incident and experienced a vision [which seems to have placed them into the future] were Identified and lets say KILLED way before the due date of the vision, then would Existence force them to be resurrected to meet the causality requirements to fullfill the vision? What implications would that have for the story line/plot?

Personal Disclosure: Personally I am confused by the cop who saw NOTHING and speculated that he might be dead in the future but before the due date of the vision. Could he of been not dead but unconscious for the 2min17sec duration of the vision due to say being in surgery under anesthetic or being inside a sensory deprivation tank? What would that imply for the storyline or plot?

Edited to fix buggy emoticon.

[edit on 23-10-2009 by OmegaLogos]



posted on Oct, 24 2009 @ 11:51 AM
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He "believed" he was going to be dead for that date. But it was confirmed when he received the phone call from another person who saw him in their flash forward and stated that he would be murdered.

 
 


I really like the show. It hasn't cracked that line yet where I "need" to watch it every week. I'm entertained by it and when it is on I enjoy it. But if I couldn't record it, I probably wouldn't be watching it. I record it each week, watch it within a day or two and am usually satisfied.

One thing that really, really drives me crazy.

John Cho is an American on the show with an obvious Asian background. Yet they name him "Demetri"? An Asian American with a typical Russian name. What the hell is that? Of all the names they could have come up with, they chose that? And if this was from a book and that was the characters name, then it is poor casting. I don't mind John Cho that much, but this name thing really annoys me.

Joseph Fiennes is really good in it.

It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.

It has been picked up for a full season.



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