I read that somewhere... anyway I decided to check out this show, FlashForward, because I heard it was good, and also because it is based on a novel by science-fiction author Robert J. Sawyer, whose books I have enjoyed greatly. I have never read the novel Flash Forward though.
I decided to watch them from the beginning, and I just finished episode 7, which was amazing.
The "main premise" of the show is that everyone on Earth suddenly falls unconscious for 2 minutes and has a vision of the future, their consciousness "flashing forward" to a point less than a year away. Some people see a future that gives them hope, others see a future of despair or pain, and there is an interesting look at the idea of predestination vs free will. Episode 7 seems to have given an answer to that dilemma.
Anyone here watch it? NO SPOILERS PLEASE! :O
PS I very much enjoyed the following books by Robert J. Sawyer: Rollback
The Neanderthal Parallax (a trilogy comprising Hominid, Human, and Hybrid)
and I plan to read some more, but don't want to read Flash Forward in fear of spoiling the TV series. Has anyone here read the book and do you know how similar it is to the series? I know Sawyer is involved with the series, but I am under no illusions that any novel is going to become a television series without drastic changes.
and once again... NO SPOILERS please, at least none beyond episode 7! :)