Flashforward is going slowmotion

Flashsorward is an amazing show with an original story, but the story goes really slowly. I mean during an episode with found out nothing except at the end when there is a revelation so the writers should consantrate about giving as much information but during all the episode and not just pitch it in the end. because during 123 sekeindes (sorry if I miss-spelled it) I was bored an could wait for it to end so we finally get an evolution.

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Oct 9, 2009 3:26PM EDT

What! Patience is a virtue, They're trying to build your suspense and have you make your own conclusions before they just blurt out the story, This is a suspenseful Mystery type show, just like Lost and Heroes.

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Oct 12, 2009 2:35AM EDT

I have to disagree with Turkeystick. This show is indeed going full slow-motion! It's probably proof that the producers and story writers don't have enough material to work with, so they've adopted a technique also known as "stretching!"
When you don't have much to say, try stretching it and you do this by adding lots and lots of irrelevant and boring sequences. Some might be fooled and tempted to equate that with "mystery" or "suspense" but the experienced watchers of tv-series would know that this is really BS! Just like Heroes (which had a good season 1) and then by 2x01, we all saw it for what it really was: a big pile of BS... some of my friends had to wait for 3x01 to realise that!!! Heroes never had anything interesting to say and it was a truly boring show. Save the fat cheerleader indeed!
I think FlashForward could have been neatly sumarised in a 1h30 movie but there's a good way to deal with the tv-series format, it's called "fast-forward!" :)

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Oct 13, 2009 11:48PM EDT

I agree that patience is a virtue. And the good thing about the show is that plot isn't the only issue, but rather they are taking the time to go through everyones thoughts and experiences and the many different pshycological implications of the event. This as a 1.5 hr movie would suck because it would be only the FBI characters with no side plots, we would never learn what is causing them to act in a certain way, it would become messy and jumbled, the characters would all be 2D, and worst of all it would be shallow. No emotional depth. Thats why this SHOW is good. It has the depth. If you want a "popcorn flick" that spoonfeeds you explosions and twists every 30 seconds, your not going to get it here. So, stop watching if you don't like complex and go find something more basic; there's plenty out there to choose from.

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Oct 14, 2009 6:55PM EDT

I was ok with the first 2 episodes, but I thought the 3rd was pretty weak.
I'm fine with a show moving slowly so as to develop characters - a la Lost - but I agree that not much happened in the most recent episode in terms of individual character development or overall story arc. They just threw out a bunch of nonsense like visiting a Nazi and and making a connection to Kabbalah, which I had to laugh at.
Also...the other thing I am finding dubious thus far is the way in which they are using the content of the flash forwards to advance the current story. It's like...every time they introduce a new plot development they throw a name or whatever out there and then Ralph Fiennes is like "Oh I should look into that because I saw it in my flash!" with a flash to a grainy image of his markerboard-o-the-future. Kind of weak, right? It's also creating this strange feedback loop of them doing things in the present for no other reason than because they have "seen them in the future"...so it's like the future is the only thing motivating the present, which is also motivating the future. Am I the only one frustrated by this? It's like...at some point something in the present should actually be happening to make a person relevant beyond Ralph Fiennes having seen that name in his future flash, or how could it be in the flash (I think John Cho's character called this out too in the most recent episode...but it was a throwaway "I'm annoyed by this" sort of a joke without any explanation)?

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Oct 30, 2009 1:15AM EDT

devs711, I don't know your background in terms of tv-series but my point was that I don't want to sit down through hours and hours of on-the-side stories when the story has a clear objective: piecing the parts of a puzzle before it's too late. The putting-together is the cash cow and the rest is well, as I put it, pure caca (or BS)! Experienced tv-series watchers would know that, especially if someone is trying to take them for a ride. Wired tweeted this:
I'm not here to build emotional attachments with the characters... or to salivate at explosions or people in suits (FBI)!? please, you don't know me. Maybe you like that kind of thing. I want the intrigue, logical connections and things that I haven't seen before... some originality for Chirst sake! I'm finding Fringe quite exciting in that department. Unfortunately FlashForward isn't.

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Oct 30, 2009 1:44PM EDT

I like the show right now, but it might get annoying after a while if they don't change things up. Several things they have followed from Mark Benford's flash have come to pass only because they followed them. I think the show is leading us on these paths to illustrate the self-fulfulling prophecy. They saw it happen, so it must happen, so they wind up making it happen.
However, with the arrival of the autistic boy at the Benford house, there is a twist in thinking of whether these things are going to come to pass despite the best efforts of those who do not want their flashes to come true.
It's quite a conundrum, and for now, I'm interested enough to see how it plays out.

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Feb 8, 2010 5:21PM EST

well this show is kinda like lostand lost is kinda slow, which is y i stopped watchin it at some pointso there's your explanationbut its not a bad show thoughalthough there was a few bad editsLOL?!

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