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No More Good Days (24 Sep. 2009)

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On what seems to be a day like any other, everyone on Earth blacks out at the same moment for 2 minutes and 17 seconds. They also have a vision of where they will be or what they are doing ... See full summary »

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On what seems to be a day like any other, everyone on Earth blacks out at the same moment for 2 minutes and 17 seconds. They also have a vision of where they will be or what they are doing some six months into the future, on April 29, 2010. For FBI Agent Mark Benford, the vision is disturbing: he sees himself working on this case, drinking again and with someone at the FBI building out to kill him. Mark's wife, a surgeon, sees herself in a relationship with another man, apparently someone she doesn't know yet. Mark's partner, Agent Demetri Noh has no vision at all and believes that can only mean one thing. As they begin to investigate the phenomena, the FBI come across startling videotape showing that at least one person didn't black out. Written by garykmcd

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When Benford and Noh are on a stakeout early in the first episode, a billboard can be seen in the background advertising "Oceanic Airlines", the fictional airline whose Flight 815 crashed on the island in the TV series Lost (2004). Show stars Sonya Walger and Dominic Monaghan previously co-starred on "Lost". See more »

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[Agent Mark Benford awakens to find himself in his overturned car on a freeway overpass; he crawls out and is surrounded by the sound of screaming and shouts for help as he sees countless crash scenes and injured people]
Agent Mark Benford: Demetri! Demetri!
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JUST enough there
24 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Since I could just spend the entire review talking about how it ripped of LOST at every chance it got, I'll just stick with the story and make as few LOST references as possible.

I have yet to read the book (I will be stopping by the library tomorrow or the next day to get it) so this is from an outside perspective on that.

The show centers around the idea that the entire worlds population blacked out for two minuets and seven-teen seconds. In that time, they saw a glimpse of six months in the future and what will probably happen. An idea that is really good, slightly predictable (but not in a bad way, it can make give you the feeling of creating theories in LOST on how things get there)the aftermath scene was pretty interesting. Or rather it would be if it didn't copy the LOST pilot down to even some of the same shots (Jack sees a huge plane about to collapse after several close-ups: FBI guy sees a building about to collapse after a few close-ups) A lot of issues span from the fact that they only had an hour to tell the story of the pilot. They needed the extra hour to bring in more characters or at least make it so they didn't crow bar in so many into an hour. And from the FIVE MINUTE to be continued thing at the end (trim it down, writers)even more main characters are going to pop up. They either need to trim it down to only a few people or get more time so they can tell the story and do the characters justice. Some characters seem like they will have some cool arcs, others seem a little to CSI-ish (Random guy in late 30s has all access to be head of an FBI investigation of what is clearly the biggest catastrophe in human history).

Overall, it reminds me a lot of getting the Star Trek: Voyager/Enterprise feeling throughout (Same writer... wonder why.) Just trying to capitalize off of the fans of LOST (They even had an Oceanic logo in the back ground!) who want more and realize the show is about to end. To be fair, it is the pilot, and those tend to be a little clunky. I just hope they learn from their mistakes and do the story more justice. There are enough questions asked (Be more subtle about it, let the audience think for themselves, that is why the LOST audience you so desperately want loves the show)to intrigue me. I will watch the show for the rest of the season and if it becomes clear they aren't just planning to wing it for as long as they can Chris-Carter-style, I will be in for next year. And if this mildly interests you, add LOST season 1 to your netflix cue. (Sorry, when you clearly are taking things from a show, and thus from even more obscure things across decades to be fair, you have to expect a few comparisons not in your favor)


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