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'FlashForward' - 'Queen Sacrifice' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 9th 2010 2:32AM
Christine Woods, 'FlashForward'(S01E15) After reading that title, I got out my chess board to watch this episode. While amateur players tend to strive to protect their queens, experts know that sometimes the best strategic move is a queen sacrifice. Is that idea what 'FlashForward' was going to be exploring this week, or is it just Aaron selling all his old Queen LPs to finance his crusade against Jericho?

It's a bit of a blow for me to find out that the characters won't be reaching their April 29 flashforward moments on the April 29 episode. I was looking forward to the synchronicity, and it at least gave me hope that I would know what day it was in the show for a moment. That hiatus has shifted things back, and now we don't know when the characters will meet their dates with destiny.

What we do know is that while Mark seems to be taking big steps toward helping his flashforward come true by moving out of the house, at least one major character seems to be doing everything in his power to thwart his.

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Janis Is a Traitor on 'FlashForward' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 9th 2010 1:50AM
Janis Is a Traitor on 'FlashFoward'Let's face it. The show 'FlashForward' (Thu., 8PM ET on ABC) is a little confusing. The drama is centered around the idea that everyone in the world suddenly had a blackout, and then could see six months into their own future. Which begs the question: What is reality? What is the present? What is the future?

Watch the video after the jump.

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Realities Collide as Desmond Saves Charlie on 'Lost' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 7th 2010 4:28AM
Desmond Saves Charlie on 'Lost'Is 'Lost' (Tue., 9PM ET on ABC) not the most insane, mind-blowing show that ever existed? Flashing forwards, backwards and sideways to the alphaverse, betaverse, the Temple, Dharmaville, New Otherton -- sheesh!

On last night's craziness, Desmond (Henry Ian Cusick) and Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) find themselves (again) under water, with Desmond (again) given the chance to save Charlie's life. As Charlie raises his hand to the glass, Desmond flashes to a season 3 timeline, when Charlie was about to drown and pressed his palm to the glass to relay the 'Not Penny's Boat' message.

But that's not even the most shocking part: Desmond doesn't know who Penny is!? The love of his life??

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Lost' - 'Happily Ever After' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 7th 2010 3:07AM
'Lost' - 'Happily Ever After'
(S06E10)
Knowing this was a Desmond-centric episode, I expected us to take a major step forward in understanding the beta-verse, perhaps even experiencing it in a whole new way. Ever since the explosion at the hatch, Desmond seems to experience everything a little differently, and he's always there with his finger on the truth, even if he has no idea what that truth was.

Parallels between alpha- and beta- were running rampant throughout this episode. Fisher Stevens even returned in the beta-verse, to serve as Desmond's guide as he did once before, when Desmond was trapped in time. We got beta-appearances by Charlie, Daniel Faraday, Charles Widmore and even Eloise Hawking. Every encounter was a further step toward confusion and understanding.

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'FlashForward' - 'Better Angels' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 2nd 2010 4:23AM
'FlashForward' - 'Better Angels'
(S01E14)
With this week's episode, 'FlashForward' started to remind me a little of some of the more intriguing moments early on in 'Lost.' It's a risky comparison to find itself in, because 'Lost' is poised to be one of the greatest long-form narratives in the history of television.

Plus, with a series name that reminds people of one element of 'Lost,' even if the book that 'FlashForward' was based on did precede the island mystery saga, and with Dominic Monaghan and Sonya Walger in the cast, does it really need to keep reminding people of a show it probably can't stand neck-and-neck with?

Regardless, though, once again 'FlashForward' took some important steps forward in its narrative, while Mark continued taking stupid steps backwards because ... well, he is still Mark Benford.

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Demetri Gets a 20 Year-Old Message on 'FlashForward' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 1st 2010 8:11PM
Demetir Gets a 20 Year-Old Message on 'FlashForward'The TV drama 'FlashForward' (Thu., 8PM ET on ABC) is based upon the premise that nearly everyone in the world has simultaneously experienced a sudden loss of consciousness, during which they saw their lives six months into their future. But sometimes, unexpected visions can come from the past as well. On the latest episode of the show, Demetri (John Cho) received a message from a mysterious figure named Dyson Frost. A message that was sent directly to him -- from 20 years in the past.

Watch the video after the jump.

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How FlashForward Got Its Act Together and Put on a Good Show

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 29th 2010 11:07AM
'FlashForward' Cast
Fans of 'V' should be worrying right about now. With all the promotion ABC has put behind their re-toolings of both 'FlashForward' and 'V,' it's not very encouraging that 'FlashForward returned to even lower numbers than when it left, before quickly slipping even lower to its worst ratings yet.

The real question is why. Did no one have faith that ABC could turn the show around and get it back on track? When did we become so cynical? Plenty of television series have gone through rough starting periods before turning into great shows. I'm not saying 'FlashForward' is suddenly the greatest show on television, but it's vastly improved over its slow and meandering first half.

The two-hour mid-season premiere was epic and fantastic, so I wanted to wait until after the second episode to see how the new 'FlashForward' was going to look. While it was scaled back to the more personal stories again, I again felt that sense of foreboding and tense anticipation that a premise like this should have.

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SuspectZero is Revealed on 'FlashForward' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 19th 2010 1:12AM
FlashForward, SuspectZero revealed Hmmm ... just who is behind the blackout on 'FlashForward' (Thu., 8PM ET on ABC)? That's the question we've all been wondering since the series premiered last year, and tonight's episode offered a few answers.

Like the fact that Simon is actually SuspectZero – the mysterious character in the baseball stadium who's awake while everyone else blacks out.

Things didn't go so well for Simon tonight, losing that finger and all. At least he got even by cutting off Flosso's blood supply. Take that!

Watch the video after the jump.

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Getting to Know... Evangeline Lilly

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Feb 22nd 2010 6:20PM
'Lost' actress Evangeline Lilly is the stuff of men's dreams. It's no coincidence that the Canadian is cast in a show where her skin shows (amply) for about 60-70 percent of the time. It's hard to believe that this is the woman whose career started off with a bit part in 'Freddy vs. Jason'. Amazing.

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Review: FlashForward - A561984

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 4th 2009 4:30AM
FlashForward: A561984
(S01E10)
I knew FlashForward was headed toward a hiatus, but I didn't expect it to be here so soon. Thankfully, this was one of the best episodes of the season so far, pushing things dramatically forward for most of the characters and the blackout mystery, as well. We also gained more insight, and thus more confusion, about Simon and his motives.

There won't be any new episodes until March 2010, which coincidentally (or more likely, not coincidentally) is when Demetri is supposed to die, according to the Persian woman on the phone. When the show returns, will its internal continuity have jumped forward three months, as well? I have a feeling it will.

I think more may have happened in this hour than has happened in the last seven or eight episodes. Let's dig into it.

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Review: FlashForward - Playing Cards With Coyote

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 13th 2009 1:20AM
FlashForward: Playing Cards With Coyote(S01E08) You mean I'm going to have to start paying attention to this show? What do they think they are ... Lost or something? Yes, I made sure to mention Lost in my article about FlashForward, and yes I did it because I know it bothers some of you. I'm a bastard that way.

There was a lot of forward motion in a lot of important ways. Last week's Al-dying, Tracy-returning finale was a huge set-up for the next few weeks' worth of story. As expected, Al's death became big news when Celia went public with the letter he'd sent to her (so I guess that means the FBI found her?). But it was Tracy's return that added layers to the complex onion we're trying to peel here.

In the middle of it all, we got to contemplate the significance of what bra Olivia might choose to wear in the future. See, everything's important!

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Review: FlashForward - Scary Monsters and Super Creeps

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 30th 2009 8:31AM
FlashForward: Scary Monsters and Super Creeps(S01E06) Some big revelations this week, both in the flashforwards case, as well as in the situation at the Benford household. In fact, it was at the Benford household that it went down. I was also very proud of the writers for choosing a more challenging route for Mark's character than the tired cliches we've come to expect.

We also got the first encounter between Lloyd Simcoe's son and the Benford daughter, Charlie, and so many things became more clear. A couple more flashforwards to round out the hour and I'm still happy with the series.

And speaking of Charlies, those who've been waiting all season for Dominic Monaghan to finally get down and dirty as a series regular on this little show need wait no loner. His name was even right there in the opening credits under 'Starring.'

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FlashForward: Black Swan

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 16th 2009 1:25AM
Dominic Monaghan (FlashForward)(S01E04) Any time we can go back and look at the blackout itself, I'm interested. But the use of an idyllic park scene and Björk's "It's Oh So Quiet" created an almost peaceful panorama -- until a bus drove into the lake, nearly missing someone lying nearby. Throughout the entire opening sequence, though, the scenes of serenity and death melded flawlessly with the song.

It was a great opening reminder of the event that put the entire series into motion, as well as an introduction to Ned. Ned is Dr. Benford's patient this week, who helps her come to terms with her own feelings about the flashforwards. He's also the calmest and most collected guy you could ever meet. But there's a reason for that.

What might be the most important thing for some people still on the fence about this show, Dominic Monaghan (Lost) finally showed up this week. As expected, he's going to be playing a pretty damned important role in the series. His introduction created a relationship with one of our main characters that I absolutely didn't see coming.

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Ask TV Squad

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Sep 30th 2009 1:29PM

VThe "Ask TV Squad" column, published every Wednesday, answers your questions about current and past TV shows, as well as about the celebrities appearing on TV. Every week, I will pick a question (or more) sent to us and provide answers in the column. If your question is not picked for a column, it may be answered in a subsequent column. To submit questions to the "Ask TV Squad" column, you can post them below in comments or email them at asktvsquad@gmail.com.

This week, I answer questions about Flash Forward, Eureka, NCIS, The Philanthropist, and V.

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FlashForward: No More Good Days (series premiere)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 25th 2009 1:50AM
FlashForward
(S01E01) Well, that was it. The most eagerly anticipated premiere of the season, if early buzz is any indicator. Is it the next Lost? Is it as good as everyone says it was? It can be. As much as I liked this pilot, though, I can't say that I know for sure how good the show is going to be based on it.

The opening sequence was every bit as epic and awe-inspiring as the opening moments of Lost. Whereas in Lost we had the aftermath of a cataclysmic plane crash on a deserted island, here we had the cataclysmic crash of ... everything! They dropped us right into the moments after the global blackout to immediately show us the impact it would have. It was like the opening of a big budget summer blockbuster.

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