Last week, FlashForward protagonist Mark Benford barged into my home, soused to the gills and absolutely livid that ABC axed his show for Fall 2010. Since then, we've reached a shaky rapprochement, had some bro-chat, and wrote FlashForward's ending.
I was going to recap the penultimate episode of FlashForward, but I was sidelined by an unexpected guest. The star of the show, Mark Benford, materialized on my doorstep drunk as a skunk and totally despondent about his show's cancellation.
With Flashforward not returning this fall, it seems a tad moot to recap this episode. We're doing this for posterity's sake at this point, people.
Demetri took a week off to celebrate being alive as Janis and her double-agent intrigue commandeered the plot. Also, "Don't buy coffee from the man who looks like Mr. Clean!" = the funniest dire warning in recent TV history.
This week's FlashForward - "The Garden of Forking Paths" - was a rock'n'rolla. Demetri's death day rolled around, Mark Benford got some much needed ass-kicking time, and Dyson Frost was an intriguing foe...until something bad happened. Spoilers on!
You know FlashForward is a very special program when it can't even make its plucky child protagonist likable. Seriously, Charlie Benford is a pint-sized harbinger of adultery. It's like she wants her mom to cheat on her dad or something.
With FlashForward supposedly on the cusp of cancellation, I feel obligated to do my part to keep the show on the air. That's why I'm informing you that Thursday's episode, "Queen Sacrifice," was one hour of unfiltered raunch.
This week's Flashforward - "Better Angels" - had a gee-whiz start, a slam-bang finish, and a soggy middle. It was like Mark Benford served us a baloney sandwich on two slices of artisanal Tuscan focaccia.
FlashForward is about people trying to divine meaning from a bunch of random images. Similarly, FlashForward's a show in which audiences attempt to divine plot from a bunch of random images. Just what the heck did we watch last Thursday?
Everything we thought we knew turns out to be wrong in the return of ABC's FlashForward - Well, except for that whole part about Joseph Fiennes being an impossibly wooden actor and it not being a very good show. Spoilers!
This week on FlashForward, the series settles into its "one bad episode to follow every great one" rhythm, everyone wonders (again) whether they've definitely seen the future, and Charlie from Lost demonstrates why he's a crappy villain. Spoilers!
This week's FlashForward answered the question on everyone's lips: Is Charlie from Lost convincing as a charming, threatening supergenius who may be behind the worldwide blackout? Also, Mark met Lloyd and proved again what an asshole he really is. Spoilers!
For anyone wondering, this week's FlashForward taught us two things: Firstly, that you can't escape fate even when it's not fate but the plot mechanisms of a television show. And secondly, that Addison's Disease can make a white boy black.
This week's Flash Forward may have been full of characters telling the audience that the world has changed, but its moral was one that we've known for many, many years: Nazis are not to be trusted. Even when they're old.
FlashForward's second episode was very like its first: Repeating itself, spelling things out and asking questions like "Just how expensive are websites in the FlashForward world, anyway?" Oh, and I am apparently the series' mysterious villain. Spoilers!
For a show that people are calling "the new Lost," you'd think that FlashForward would've started their first episode in a way that didn't, well, seem exactly like a Lost rip-off. On the plus side: Joseph Fiennes > Matthew Fox.