September 24th, 2009 by thetvchick
Flash Forward is centered around the question: what if we all got a glimpse into our future? FBI agents Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes from Shakespeare in Love) and his partner, Demetri Noh (John Cho, from the Harold and Kumar series) are on a routine car chase communicating with their boss, Stanford Wedeck (Courtney B. Vance from Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Mark’s wife, Dr. Olivia Benford (Sonya Walger, “Lost”), is in the midst of performing surgery. Dr. Bryce Varley is about to make a life-changing decision. Mark’s friend Aaron is working on power lines. And Nicole, who is babysitting for Mark and Olivia’s daughter, is getting hot and heavy with her boyfriend…when every person on Earth blacks out for two minutes and seventeen seconds and sees glimpses from their future, taking place on the date April 29, 2010.
Each person sees a different vision–some great, some interesting, some are pieces of a puzzle. As the nation recovers from this flash forward, Mark, Demetri, Stanford and his team form a website (the Mosaic Collective), for everyone around the world to share what they saw. Seeing the future raises important questions about destiny, fate, and the ability to change the future or if it’s set in stone.
This pilot reminded me of LOST. It was unique and crazy and action-packed. I have so many questions, which means Flash Forward left me wanting more. For example, is April 29th, 2010 the date of the season finale? In any case, the cast is wonderful, and I really can’t wait to see how the season unfolds.
Flash Forward premieres tonight at 8 pm on ABC. In the meantime, you can check out The Mosaic Collective, where you can put answer the question “what did you see?” I give kudos to ABC for this clever marketing campaign.Tweet