aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

No accounting for tastes - Flash Forward

I had really looked forward to Flash Forward.

Then I DVRed the first two episodes. Logic has completely gone out the window, and not in cool Lost way, either. The first episode showed amazing devastation along LA's freeways. All the cars had crashed because everyone in the world blacked out for a few minutes at the same time.

But the hospitals weren't overwhelmed. In fact, by the end of the day, the doctors were walking down a quiet hall and drinking lattes. Hey, if the swine flu can cause hospitals in Texas to set up tents, I don't think thousands of car accidents would leave a hospital looking pretty much unscathed a few hours later. It would be chaos. I used to work at a hospital and no way do I buy that.

It got worse in the second episode. Some bad guy rigged an abandoned doll factory to play "It's a small world after all" when an intruder tripped a sensor. And all these scary broken dolls started rotating on wires. Cool looking. But REALLY? If I were a bad guy, I would want a silent alarm.

Plus, the surgeon mom keeps talking about how horrible and busy it is at work, but she has plenty of time to take off and visit her FBI husband at work AND to stitch up her daughter's torn toy.

Teen and I looked at each other and mutually decided that it was not worth watching any more - and we had really wanted to like it.

But Variety reports, "Confirming its status as one of the hottest fall TV rookies in and outside the U.S., Disney's sci-fi mystery drama "FlashForward" has sold in more than 100 territories worldwide."

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