Thursday, May 27, 2010

TV show: FlashForward

FlashForward is one of my absolute favorite TV shows. That is why my heart broke when it was officially cancelled, and also because tonight is the series' last episode.
*breaking down in tears*

But eventhough ABC didn't pick it up for another season, I will still blog about it because it's such a great show. :D

It started airing on September 24, 2009.

It would be really hard to explain the whole concept of the show in my own words because it's so complex, but here is a synopsis from http://www.wikipedia.com/:

A mysterious event causes nearly everyone on the planet to simultaneously lose consciousness for 137 seconds, during which people see what appear to be visions of their lives approximately six months in the future—a global “flashforward”. A team of Los Angeles FBI agents, led by Stanford Wedeck and spearheaded by Mark Benford and his partner Demetri Noh, begin the process of determining what happened, why, and whether it will happen again. Benford contributes a unique perspective on the investigation; in his flashforward, he saw the results of six months of investigation that he had done on the flashforward event, and he and his team use those clues to recreate the investigation.

The team investigates a number of events related to the flashforward, including "Suspect Zero", who did not lose consciousness during the event, the sinister "D. Gibbons/Dyson Frost", and a similar mass loss of consciousness in Somalia in 1991. Meanwhile, personal revelations contained within the flashforwards occupy the personal lives of the principal characters. Mark Benford sees himself relapsing into alcoholism; his wife sees herself with another man; Demetri Noh sees nothing, which could mean that he will not be alive to see the day everyone else has glimpsed or, perhaps, that his future wasn't set on the day of the flashforward. Other characters grapple with similarly unexpected or surprising revelations in their flashforwards.

(from left to right):

Jack Davenport --Dr. Lloyd Simcoe

Peyton List-- Nicole Kirby

Sonya Walger-- Dr. Olivia Benford

Zachary Knighton-- Dr. Bryce Varley

Joseph Fiennes-- FBI Special Agent Mark Benford

John Cho-- FBI Special Agent Demetri Noh

Courtney B. Vance-- FBI Assistant Director Stanford Wedeck

Brian F. O'Byrne-- Aaron Stark

Christine Woods-- FBI Special Agent Janis Hawk

Dominic Monaghan (from Lord of the Rings and Lost) plays Dr. Simon Campos

Here are some stills from the TV show:


I am amazed by how well the British actors who play American characters in this show speak with an American accent. They are sooo good! :D

Besides Joseph Fiennes' character, Mark Benford, I would have to say that John Cho as Demetri Noh is one of my favorite characters in FlashForward. I can honestly say that he is a good actor. He, as Demetri, is very very different from Harold in the movie franchise Harold & Kumar. While his character is somewhat serious, I love that he shows his goofy side in some episodes. *like the Somalia episode where he and Janis had a thing going on (but I won't go any further for those of you who might want to watch this show).* :D

So, yup. I am excited to watch tonight's season (or should I say, series? *sigh*) finale. If only it was picked up for another season... Why not, ABC, why not??? :(

But still, check out their website if you're interested. And you would only have about 21 episodes to watch if you want something to do this summer. :)


*all images from Google*

24 comments:

  1. oh no I didn't know it was cancelled. last episode tonight... booo!!! very disappointed. my bf is complaining how the story line starting to get boring and talks about the same thing over and over again.

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  2. awwwww, I LOVE that show :( i didn't know if it was cancelled or not

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  4. BEST SHOW EVER! Period =D and ommggg i didnt no it was going to be cancelled!!! U mean cancel cancel? Like not gona show anymore?!?!?! WHAT!!! =( xx

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  5. i love this show! the last one here (uk) is on monday xx

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  6. Aw, it is sad that it is cancelled. I watch it on Hulu. I liked it too! But the writing at times was kinda hokey so I can see why it didn't appeal to the masses. I really liked the little love story between the Japanese gal and the Dr.

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  7. Love this show *-*
    Much Love MaryWhitney

    XX

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  8. Me-- yeah, i kinda had that same problem with it, but i think it got good towards the end. :)

    Natalie-- yup, ABC announced last May 14 that it's cancelled. :(

    Emilie-- i knoooow. :(

    Imsu-- thanks for letting me know. i will definitely check that out. :)

    xWHLo-- yup, cancel cancel. unless some other network decides to pick it up. i'm keeping my fingers crossed. :)

    natassiacain-- oooh, the last episode is good. it just leaves you hanging though... which is why there should be another season. :)

    Lisa Lisa Lisa-- yeah, it did for a time. but i still love it. and yup, they are cute. :)

    MaryWhitney-- same here! :D

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  9. OMG!! this is my FAVORITE show i cant believe they cancelled it :(
    there is this huge facebook site where a lot of people are e-mailing the big shot at ABC and trying to get it un cancelled because i guess thats what happen with the show "jericho" the fans sent nbc or something a crap load of peanuts and the show was actually un cancelled.

    the last episode was amazing.

    i really hope they bring it back!

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  10. it was cancelled? but the plotline was so original and interesting. i'm disappointed.

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  11. They cancelled it??? :O This show just started here in Germany and I love it!!!

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  12. I hadn't heard this - my husband will be so disappointed!

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  13. brittany's_dolce_vita-- the last episode was really really good. and yup, i really hope they bring it back. keeping my fingers crossed. :)

    Viva La Fashion-- me too, i'm sooo disappointed. and yup, it was cancelled because that's what almost every website says. :(

    Susi-- yup, they did. hopefully they bring it back. :(

    Ashleigh-- it's really sad. :(

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  14. OMG i am the only person i know that wathes this show and sine i live in the uk i didn't know it was gonna be cancelled oh whhhyyyyy!!
    its an amazing show
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  15. i hate when good shows get cancelled... :(

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  16. Maybe if enough fans rally they can save the show, it has certainly happened before -- Chuck was on the chopping block twice, but some dedicated fans and Subway helped get it renewed.

    If not, I hope the writers had enough time to give it a decent ending!!!!

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  17. Love, love love this show!!

    I cant believe I wasn't following you! I have been on your amazing blog so many times, I must have just forgotten! I'm following now, and looooving yaw blog as always xxxx

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  18. I like watching this show too!:D So sad the network chose V instead of FlashForward!

    They say Syfy channel might pick it up, I really hope so!

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  19. simi-- you're not alone, i love it too. and yup, it's cancelled, but hopefully they bring it back.

    Celeste-- me too. :(

    LyddieGal-- i really hope they bring it back. :)

    Emilie!-- really? haha, thanks for following! :)

    Marie-- i know. no offense to fans of v, but i hope they picked flashforward over it. and hopefully syfy really picks it up. :)

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  20. omg, my sister and my brother are like obssessed with this show. i never knew why but when i watched the series finale last thursday, i fell in love with it. it was so freaking intense, i was screaming at the top of my lungs.

    i actually think, i got way more into it than my siblings. haha. Oh and i heard that Sci-Fi is thinking of picking it up for the next season. (fingers-crossed)

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  21. Carrie-- yes, fingers crossed that they do. you should watch the other episodes. :)

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  22. John Cho is so cute! :D

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  23. Breee-- haha, in a geeky kinda way huh? :)

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