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Re: Season 1 - first half

Orlando wrote:

This time, I totally agree with you.

just don't make a habit of it, oki... some things one should be able to rely upon...

wckiller wrote:

well... why shouldn't it? What should the network be doing? Here, they got a potentially great show with a somewhat devoted fanbase... And LOST is going to end this Season... They'd be really fucked up if they didn't give FlashForward a 2nd Season...

Give it some time to develop... Judging a Show like this after just 10 Episodes is all kinds of wrong imho

"give it some time to develop"... i'm so sick of seeing this as a cop out for shows that just plain suck... been rewatching Farscape lately... that puppy hit the ground running and never looked back... if someone has a vision you are guaranteed goodness.... when the studios try to fill a void [like the huge one looming with Lost AND Supernatural ending], or cater to a demographic you can pretty much guarantee it's going to suck... ie SGU, FlashForward... meh...

i'm going to eat your brains and gain your memories...

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theConundrumm wrote:
wckiller wrote:

well... why shouldn't it? What should the network be doing? Here, they got a potentially great show with a somewhat devoted fanbase... And LOST is going to end this Season... They'd be really fucked up if they didn't give FlashForward a 2nd Season...

Give it some time to develop... Judging a Show like this after just 10 Episodes is all kinds of wrong imho

"give it some time to develop"... i'm so sick of seeing this as a cop out for shows that just plain suck... been rewatching Farscape lately... that puppy hit the ground running and never looked back... if someone has a vision you are guaranteed goodness.... when the studios try to fill a void [like the huge one looming with Lost AND Supernatural ending], or cater to a demographic you can pretty much guarantee it's going to suck... ie SGU, FlashForward... meh...

Yes, Farscape hit the ground running and never looked back ... and it also struggled with weak ratings for the whole duration of its run until it was unceremoniously canned at the end of season 4. While I agree with your general idea and I hate the meddling of TV studios (see Dollhouse), the fact is that the alternative to demographics are a lot of canceled shows and the inevitable conclusion that most of the US audience (this isn't anti-American, but the US audience is the only thing that matters in this case) is dumb as breadsticks. An because nobody wants to admit to the second fact, because it would mean the end of intelligent programming in the US, we all agree on diluting the "guaranteed goodness" with things like demographic research and trends to keep shows alive. And that of course leads to weak starts of shows to "find and audience" and once you have it you can bring on the goodness. Goodness by itself just isn't enough to attract an audience nowadays.

(This isn't supposed to defend FlashForward, because it isn't a very good show IMHO. It's just a counter-rant smile )

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marco1475 wrote:

This isn't supposed to defend FlashForward, because it isn't a very good show IMHO.

well but you don't hate it either. and you are watching it?

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godzionu wrote:
marco1475 wrote:

This isn't supposed to defend FlashForward, because it isn't a very good show IMHO.

well but you don't hate it either. and you are watching it?

No, I don't hate and yes, I do watch it. But the only reason I do is because the big ideas are intriguing. The show itself is IMHO mediocre.

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thatguy2001 wrote:

Lloyd and Simon were not awake during the 2 mins as they both also had flashforwards. Simon was killing someone in his and lloyd was with the FBI guys wife.
The people we saw awake are others, one of them most likely the hacker dude who blew up the warehouse and someone else he's working with.

The guy who is working with the people having 3 stars tattooed on the arm. The one who collect the othe 7 rings with the sign beta. I suppose the guy from Hong Kong is among the good guys. His involvement deliberately at the beginning was together with the CIA. He is seeking protection.

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