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Ugly TV Realities And How They Crippled FlashForward

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I was talking to a friend about FlashForward, and the crazy rapidfire way it aggressively sabotaged its own attempts at generating plot tension. My friend suggested that maybe they thought the audience couldn't understand the whole "Fate vs. Free Will" thing, and they were dumbing it down for the audience. That gave me pause, and I thought about it for a bit.

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BREAKING NEWS: Chuck is back, V is back, FlashForward is as good as dead.

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The Hollywood Reporter (No, I've never heard of it before either. Must be a local Florida paper or something) is reporting that FlashForward, the ambitious, experimental, but ultimately not-very-good SF series on ABC is dead, dead, deadily-dead.

Did I say 'dead?' That's actually a bit premature. The story doesn't actually *Say* FF is dead, but it's "Unlikely to return," this after its initial episode order was already whittled down by several hours several months back.

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Episode Review:FlashForward: "Course Correction" (Season 1, Episode19)

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Tonight, Flashforward maintains it's streak of good episodes.

Yeah, I had a hard time believing it, too.

Read on... seriously. This episode was not only action-y, it was philosophical. Kind of like Action Philosophers, but not really.

Read On!

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Episode Acknowledgment: FlashForward:"Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road" (Season 1, Episode 18)

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Okay, between longer than anticipated football scrimmages and other real-life difficulties, my review of this week's FlashForward will be late. I did catch a bit of it, though...

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Episode Review: FlashForward:"Let No Man Put Asunder"(Season 1, Episode 16)

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Ah, Spring! When young men's fancy turns to thoughts of… well, in my house, it's climbing trees, playing football and collecting immense amounts of dirt to track through the house. Boy-bots will be boy-bots...

But it does allow me to actually watch FlashForward on the big TV this week.

The logline says:"Demetri decides to rush his wedding plans with Zoey after the captured FBI mole confirms his death date;Wedek helps Aaron infiltrate Jericho in order to rescue Tracy; Olivia's friendship with Lloyd grows stronger.

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Episode Review:FlashForward: "Queen Sacrifice" (Season 1 Episode 15)

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Tonight, Mark goes on a mole hunt- he gets one and misses one. How very Caddyshack.

Okay. I've been banished to the 13 inch TV, away from the family because of my devotion to reviewing this show. My family has exiled me because they'd rather watch a more entertaining show. I should be able to identify with Mark because….

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