FlashForward: Part One, Season One – DVD Review

Already going through Lost withdrawals? I know, the final season isn’t over yet, but still there is that feeling of dread and loathing that comes when your favorite show goes off the air and has its final episode. ABC must have some idea that this is the case because they’ve gone ahead and presented a series with equal parts of mystery and confusion: FlashForward.

One afternoon, the whole world blacks-out for two minutes and seventeen seconds. In that time frame each person sees what their life will be like six months in the future. When people regain consciousness, the questions begin to arise.

What happened? What caused this? Is that really the future? Can I change the future events already foretold? Did animals blackout, too? Was it a dream or did I live those events consciously? And why is Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show working for the FBI?

FlashForward offers up plenty of unanswered questions a la Lost, and also delivers an impressive cast of familiar faces. Two of these faces should look mighty familiar to Lost fans since they are Sonya Walger (Penny Widmore, Desmond Hume’s wife) and Dominic Monaghan (Charlie Pace). Other notables include John Cho (Harold and Kumar), Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), and Gabrielle Union (10 Things I Hate About You).

With such a massive cast and an international-level incident, questions and problems will continue to escalate as the clock ticks down to the six month mark in the lives of everyone who witnessed the flash-forward in their minds.

This particular set presents the first ten episodes of the series that aired last year. If you missed out, this is your chance to catch-up before the second half of FlashForward‘s first seaon premieres on Thursday, March 18. While the series hasn’t had the same level of interest as Lost, you may want to check it out and see if this is a series you can latch onto. It’s only a matter of time before we see the final Lost logo through our tears as the final episode ends.

Bonus features include two specials about the making of the series: Creating Catastrophe – The Effects of a Global Blackout; and FlashForward – A Look Ahead.

It’s an intriguing series. I recommend you check out FlashForward on DVD and let us know if it has the potential to be the next Lost.

On DVD February 23, 2010!

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