When FlashForward started, it looked like it might be ABC's successor to Lost. It had an intriguing premise, a talented cast and showrunners who knew a thing or two about creating genre fiction. I watched, but it grew increasingly tedious during its first run of episodes in the fall, before going off the air for a while. During the hiatus, they changed showrunners twice, and the series returned last night with a two hour episode determined to provide some answers and kick start the drama.
I gave it a whirl, and indeed, they did provide some answers, as well as tone down some of the more irritating aspects of their lead characters, but the whole thing left me rather flat. Apparently, other viewers agreed, as less than 7 million of them tuned in. I'll keep watching for the time being, to see if it picks up at all, but with several other shows returning on the same night that I'm far more passionate about (like Supernatural and Fringe), I don't know how long FlashForward will stay on the season pass list.