Thursday, March 25, 2010

This Week in FlashForward - 3/25/10

Last week's premiere? Pretty epic and telling. This week's episode? Back to the drama that we've seen in the first half of the series, granted it wasn't quite as annoying as that between Mark and his wife. Spoilers Ahead.

Episode 13 - "Blowback"

Zach says: This week's episode mainly focuses on Aaron and his daughter, Tracy, although we see other stuff with Demitri and his wife, as well as some FBI goings-ons. The show starts with a flash back of Aaron, which doesn't do much for the episode, although it helps to show how important his daughter is to him, which is concretely displayed when Tracy turns up missing, and he starts on a quest to F-up anybody who was responsible. He turned into a real badass, and it might be interesting to see just what he is capable of in future episodes.

Aside from that, Demitri's wife is super controlling, and understandably trying to do whatever it takes to make sure he doesn't get murdered. As far as understanding more about the black out and its investigation, Mark talks with Lloyd Simco about their flash forwards, and trying to understand them, while the FBI decides to go to Somalia, where some shiz is bound to go down.

The series is trucking on as it always had, but it's just so splintered with everyone's own quests and drama, as they try to either fulfill or free themselves from their flash forwards, as well as investing the cause and stopping it from happening again. Because of this, there isn't a main focus, so each episode is slow and diverges greatly from the last. We'll see if it can keep viewer interest.
Zach's Score: 7/10

JDW says: If there's one the FlashForward needs to do to even compare to the series it wants to be (cough Lost cough), it needs to know what focus is. I could tell from the jumbled 2 minute long recap before the episode started that this was going to try and cram way too many storylines and plot devices into one hour.

This show needs to learn how to focus on one or two (and only if their stories relate that much) characters, and only follow them throughout the episode. I'm tired of this going back and forth between 6 characters every week and then never getting anywhere, and quite frankly I'm getting tired of this show. Only good part was Aaron essentially being Batman, more of that please.
JDW's Score: 6/10

Overall Score: 6.5/10

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