I am really enjoying this series so far and have not seen anything quite near it that was not a cable show. There is a great cast including John Cho, Sonia Walger and Gabrielle Union. The special effects are movie quality. The story is so intriguing. The entire world blacks out and their mind shifts foward in time 6 months to their future bodies. There each person experiences what might be on that date for a few minutes, before returning to their present day bodies.
Many people die during the blackout (i.e. people who blacked out while driving their car or while getting surgery). Some people did not see anything during the blackout and these people assume the reason is because they will be dead within 6 months so there is nothing for them to see.
The story centers on FBI agents who piece together that there will be a possible terrorist action on that date (March 10, 2010) and they must now figure out what that action will be and try to prevent it. One woman sees herself with a man who is not her husband. One woman sees herself drowning. A father sees his daughter that he believed to be dead.
John Cho, who is one of the FBI agents saw nothing so he assumes that he will be dead. There is also a cult of people who saw nothing called The Blue Hand, who decide to stage elaborate deaths for themselves.
The acting is first class, the plotlines are intriguing and there seems to be a lot of tense moments so far. The director seems to remind the audience what each character's flashforward is so you can watch current episodes without having to watch earlier ones.
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A mysterious event causes everyone on the planet to simultaneously lose consciousness for 137 seconds, during which people see what appear to be visions of their lives approximately six months in the future—a global “flashforward”. A team of Los Angeles FBI agents, led by Stanford Wedeck (Vance) and spearheaded by Mark Benford (Fiennes), begin the process of determining what happened, why, and whether it will happen again. Benford contributes a unique perspective on the investigation; in his flashforward, he saw the results of six months of investigation that he had done on the flashforward event, and he and his team use those clues to recreate the investigation.
The team investigates a number of events related to the flashforward, including "Suspect Zero", who did not lose consciousness during the event, the sinister "D. Gibbons", and a similar mass loss of consciousness in Somalia in 1991. Meanwhile, personal revelations contained within the flashforwards occupy the personal lives of the principal characters. Mark Benford sees his alcoholism relapsing, his wife sees herself with another man, and other characters grapple with similarly unexpected or surprising revelations in their flashes forward.