This is a brand new hour-long show for the Fall 2009 season. Based on a book of the same name, "Flash Forward" tells the tale of a global event where everyone blacks out for just over 2 minutes (127 seconds) and sees a glimpse of their future 6 months from now. The show, playing on ABC on Thursday evenings, looks impressive at times thanks to a generous budget (it shows). It's not as action packed as I was expecting, but the slow unraveling of the mystery is keeping me hooked in right now.
The cast does a fairly decent job. There are a couple of "Lost" cast members that make up the ensemble cast here. No relation to their previous work on that other ABC show. When it comes down to it, if you're looking for a drama with a sci-fi twist, "Flash Forward" doesn't disappoint. There are about 5 episodes so far, with more to come. Check your local listings for times. And catch yourself up over at ABC.com if you still haven't had a chance to watch this yet.