Just over a year ago, ABC aired a brand new show with a fantastic concept. That show was Flashforward. With a cast of famous faces, Flashforward reached fans all over the world but due to a large decline in ratings, ABC chose not to renew it for a second season. Flashforward has now been released on DVD which is giving fans renewed love for the show. While the chance of a second season of Flashforward seems to be disappearing, the hope is still strong. Here are seven reasons Flashforward should be revived.
Seven Reasons Flashforward Should Be Revived
1. Fans still want Flashforward back
When Flashforward was first scrapped by ABC, dedicated Flashforward fans stepped up and made a lot of noise to get the show brought back for a second season. With encouragement from a Facebook fan page, global blackouts were staged – replicating the event in the pilot episode. They also wrote numerous emails and letters to ABC and sent all kinds of Flashforward related items to the network bosses. Although the voices were heard, Flashforward was not given a second chance. This has not dampened the support though. The fight continues – and such dedication should really be rewarded!
2. What happened to Janis Hawk?
The final episode of Flashforward season one ended with a second global blackout. Janis Hawk – FBI Agent/double agent mole and one of the most interesting characters in the show – was at the hospital after having the ultrasound she saw in her flashforward. While she was blacked out, the mysterious Lita was awake and wheeled her away. Where was she taking her? What was she going to do to her? This question needs an answer, and is one of the biggest reasons Flashforward should be revived!
3. Other unanswered questions
The cliffhanger ending fans were left with showed a lot of flashforwards, and viewers were later told by executive producer Jessika Borsiczky that they belonged to characters we hadn’t met yet – a lead in to the second season. Who these characters were going to be and what the visions meant have tormented hardcore Flashforward fans! There were many other questions left hanging too, like what would happen to Demetri and Zoey? Would Bryce and Keiko live happily ever after? Would Olivia pick Lloyd or Mark? There is so much that needs to be cleared up.
4. Re-uniting the best cast a television show has ever seen
There are plenty of television shows with amazing casts, but generally speaking, they are made up of one or two big names and a cast whose names become known through that show. Flashforward boasted enormous names right from the start. Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Jack Davenport, Sonya Walger and Dominic Monaghan were already well known from both television and movies and each of them had leading roles in Flashforward. Bringing them back together is a great reason for Flashforward to be revived.
5. Unfair comparisons ruined Flashforward before it began
With Lost ending just as Flashforward began, it was actually billed as being “the next Lost”, which set it up to fail before it had even hit our screens. Lost was a unique show with an incredible following and deeply intricate plot. Nothing will ever be like Lost again. While Flashforward also had an intricate plot, that is where the similarities end. Flashforward was advertised very heavily, but it wasn’t being advertised for what it was – a fantastic show that was brilliant in its own right. One of the best reasons Flashforward should be revived is to give it a chance to shine without being in the shadow of Lost.
6. To silence the critics
For unknown reasons, many television critics gave Flashforward a hard time. It got to the point where they almost seemed delighted that it might go down in flames. It would be an enormous slap in the face for those who doubted the show to see it return and be even better than it was before!
7. Return of the podcasts
One of the best things about loving a television show is the enthusiasm of some fans. Thousands all over the world tuned in to listen to Flashforcast and Squirrelio Fans podcasts to hear theories, predictions and general chatter about Flashforward. Both were a joy to listen to and many friends were made through both of these two shows. Without them, the word on saving Flashforward may have taken a lot longer to spread!
Flashforward should be revived simply because it was a great show with a great cast, great storylines and the potential to get people talking. A second chance for Flashforward would give the fans the answers they so desperately crave, and could easily pull in the ratings that were lacking the first time around. Some of the biggest shows on television had a shaky first season, then went on to become legendary – Flashforward would definitely be one of those shows!