Monday, 30 November 2009

More on FlashForward

So we have hit the midseason of FlashForward. Y’know, that show where everyone sees themselves exactly what they will be doing in 6 months and gets really worked up over what is going to happen.

Every time I watch, I see just how much this is a post-Lost show. By which, what I mean is that this show is doing everything possible to be like Lost. Mysterious characters with mysterious intentions. More questions than answers. Time-travel confused dialogue. British actors. But the problem is that Lost spent years building the mythos, whilst getting rid of all those viewers that were too retarded, or who couldn’t be bothered to pay attention. You don’t know what lies in the shadow of the statue? No worries, ‘cos Lost is no longer a show for you. The final season of Lost is a payoff for the hardcore. For people who have watched, and importantly, learned from, the show since the beginning. FlashForward does not have that. And so, it is trying to be the new Lost, but for everyone. And that makes it dumb itself down. And that sucks.

Anyway, there was no real point to this babbling stream of consciousness, ‘specially if you watch neither Lost or FlashForward. Having just watched the midseason finale, it seems I shall be a couple of weeks without FlashForward. But having watched a fair bit of it now, it seems to be a decent show. Oh, and by the way, Lost restarts in February.

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