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Experience the nonstop action, excitement, and drama of the first ten episodes of the critically acclaimed FlashForward and get set for television’s “best new show” (Mark A. Perigard, Boston Herald) to grab hold of you from its first explosive moment!
Chaos reigns after a mysterious event causes everyone in the world to lose consciousness at exactly the same time. Was it an act of nature or something far more sinister? During the Global Blackout, every man, woman, and child was given a flash of his or her life six months in the future. One elite law enforcement team jumps into the investigation, attempting to solve the mystery, as the world’s population wrestles with the choice of whether to embrace the fate they’ve seen or fight to change the future.
Relive every brilliant twist of FlashForward‘s first ten episodes, and prepare yourself for what’s to come in the second part of Season One. Who is D. Gibbons? Who is the shadowy figure unaffected by the Blackout? And what’s next for your favorite characters as their day of reckoning approaches? Plus, dig even deeper with never-before-seen bonus features and an exclusive sneak peek at an upcoming episode, available only on DVD.
Kevin and I have spent the last few nights catching up on FlashForward, a series we missed when it first ran because it airs at the same time as Bones, a previous TV addiction. But that’s the cool thing about TV on DVD, isn’t it? Not only can you catch up, but you can do it in a lot less time.
I can easily see this show becoming as addictive as LOST. It’s got a great premise and a fantastic cast – including two LOST cast members: Dominic Monaghan (Charlie) and Sonya Walger (Penny). Add Courtney B. Vance, Joseph Fiennes, and Jack Davenport (who I find completely yummy – and I am so glad they didn’t make him American-ize his accent).
Besides the mystery of who or what caused the Blackout, you have the tension caused by people knowing what their future looks like. You have a woman who sees herself in love with a man she’s never seen, in spite of the fact that she’s completely happy in her marriage. Another man who is seven years sober sees himself drinking. A lesbian FBI agent sees herself having a sonogram, pregnant with a baby girl. Another FBI agent doesn’t have a flash-forward – what does that mean?
This series has an engrossing premise and a lot of potential – here’s hoping it lives up to it!
FlashForward: Part One, Season One is available now on DVD.
Disclosure: FlashForward: Part One, Season One was sent to me by Click Communications for the purpose of review. The above link is an Amazon affiliate link; if you click on it and subsequently purchase anything, I will receive a small commission.