ABC’s sci-fi themed drama FlashForward has reportedly been cancelled by ABC. Although the series initially looked like it might evolve into a solid hit for the network, ratings quickly nose-dived into the gutter.
FlashForward will reportedly finish out the current season with an attempt to edit the final episodes to bring some kind of closure to the series.
We really wanted to like FlashForward, being major sci-fi buffs, but it has been disappointing from the beginning. The series veered quite far off from the book by Canadian writer Robert J. Sawyer. Although the book itself had its issues and the ending fell flat, in many ways it was a far more dramatic and engaging storyline.
The TV series also lacked much in the way of decent acting. Lead character Mark Benford, played by Joseph Fiennes, was one-dimensional, boring and we didn’t really give much of a damn about him after just a few episodes.
We ended up being far more interested in the storylines of minor characters, such as Demetri Noh (John Cho) and Janis Hawk (Christine Woods). While it’s great to have interesting secondary characters, it’s bad when they are more engaging than your leads by far.
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