The series had two strikes against it even before the first episode, simply because it airs at the same time Thursday night as three other good shows. I wish FlashForward had been able to test the waters on its own.
But I also think the series could be much better than it is. I love the concept. And when I recently watched all the episodes on Hulu, I found the story growing more compelling with each installment. Then I read an article on FlashForward in the most recent Entertainment Weekly in which producer David Goyer shared some teasers of what’s to come and I was eager to see it play out.
But honestly, Joseph Fiennes gets annoying after awhile, with his one-note performance (the one note being angst) as Mark Benford. How can someone be as grim as he with a wife like this?
ABC insists that the shutdown is not a death knell for FlashForward, but rather a logical break to give the writers room to “maintain the high quality of the show.” I hope so. I admit that the series could use some tweaks, but I’m not ready to lose another innovative show. Especially one with a lesbian character.
What do you think? Is FlashForward destined for cancellation? Or do you think the show will live long enough for us to see the future for ourselves?