FlashForward: Season 1 (2009 - 2010)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Flash Forward robustly entertains with an addictive concept, top-notch production, and an exciting apocalyptic setting.



Critic Ratings: 32


Audience Score

User Ratings: 76
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Air date: Sep 24, 2009
Air date: Oct 1, 2009
Air date: Oct 8, 2009
Air date: Oct 15, 2009
Air date: Oct 22, 2009
Air date: Oct 29, 2009
Air date: Nov 5, 2009
Air date: Nov 12, 2009
Air date: Nov 19, 2009
Air date: Dec 3, 2009
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This drama's only season follows the aftermath of a strange event in which most of the world's population gets a glimpse of themselves in the future via simultaneous blackouts lasting two minutes and 17 seconds. Among those investigating the eerie occurrence are two FBI agents: Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes), a husband and father who attempts to deal with details revealed in his flash-forward; and Demitri Noh (John Cho), who seeks to learn his fate after being one of the few without a flash-forward.


Joseph Fiennes
as Mark Benford
John Cho
as Demetri Noh
Jack Davenport
as Lloyd Simcoe
Zachary Knighton
as Bryce Varley
Peyton List
as Nicole Kirby
Courtney B. Vance
as Stanford Wedeck
Sonya Walger
as Olivia Benford
Lennon Wynn
as Charlie Benford
Ryan Wynott
as Dylan Simcoe
Michael Ealy
as Marshall Vogel
Amy Rosoff
as Marcie Turoff
Yuko Takeuchi
as Keiko Arahida
James Callis
as Gabriel McDow
Neil Jackson
as Lucas Hellinger
Alex Kingston
as Fiona Banks
Marquessa Moreland
as Sonographer
Hira Ambrosino
as Yuuka Arahida
Peter Coyote
as Dave Segovia
Rizwan Manji
as Maneesh Sandhar
Gina Torres
as Felicia Wedeck
Mark Famiglietti
as Mike Willingham
Barbara Williams
as Sen. Clemente
Vinicius Machado
as Gang Member
James Frain
as Gordon Myhill
as Evidence Agent
Pascal Petardi
as Agent Danforth Crowley
Kent Shocknek
as Medical Correspondent
Robbie Tucker
as Child No. 5
Dominic Bogart
as Keith Conner
Mel Rodriguez
as Oscar Obregon
Bryce Robinson
as Dylan Simcoe
Lynn Whitfield
as Anastasia Markham
Ken Rudulph
as Pundit No. 1
Curt Lowens
as Rudolf Geyer
Julio Oscar Mechoso
as Det. Rick Malchiodi
Gina Hecht
as Dr. Fleming
John Prosky
as Mr. Dunkirk
Elizabeth Rodriguez
as Ingrid Alvarez
Ivar Brogger
as Paul Becker
Tim Rock
as Michael Zamperion
Blake Kushi
as Businessman
Marina Black
as Sheriff Keegan
Thomas Kretschmann
as Stefan Krieger
Sean O'Bryan
as Father Seabury
Michelle Tuzee
as Broadcaster
Jessica Tuck
as Agent Levy
Norma Maldonado
as Judge Sandoz
Myron Natwick
as Romanchak
Gil Bellows
as Timothy Cooke
Ray Proscia
as Helmut Baecker
Cory Blevins
as Neil Parofsky
Bob Morrisey
as Oncologist
Glynn Turman
as Sen. Nolan
Bo Kane
as High Roller No. 1
Sarah Ripard
as Dr. Rupin Verma
Sufe Bradshaw
as Ms. Gerber
Jeff Richards
as Jerome Murphy
Terry Woodberry
as Agent No. 1
Ron Orbach
as Carl Corey
Lisa Darr
as Principal Byrne
Terry Woodberry
as Agent No. 1
Hannah Marks
as Anabelle Campos
Frank John Hughes
as Press Secretary
Brad Raider
as Agent Guy
Kelly Galindo
as Distressed Woman
Justin Spraggins
as Agent No. 2
Scott Allen Rinker
as Cleancut Man
William Nicol
as Masked Figure
Toshi Toda
as Mr. Nakahara
Jim Lau
as Asian Man
Geoffrey Owens
as Dr. Julian Ebbing
Stacy Hall
as Security Guard
Stefan Marks
as Assistant U.S. Attorney
Erica Ringor
as Harriet
Joe Rose
as Bartender
Michael O'Neill
as Director Keller
Chris Coy
as Ross Weber
Mio Takada
as Old Man
Antonia Stout
as Nurse Kim Jones
Catherine McGoohan
as Dr. Candace Weaver
Lucky Davis
as Child No. 2
Suzanne Rico
as Correspondent No. 2
Sina Amedson
as Taliban Gunman
Taylor Geare
as Child No. 3
Michael Merton
as John Spears
Nick Roth
as Mechanic
Nadine Ellis
as Agent Tremont
Kathy Vara
as TV Reporter
Jon Braver
as Merc No. 1
Chyna Layne
as Nervous Woman
Drake Kemper
as Teenaged Boy
Michelle Hurd
as Liz Kayson
Tiffany Shinn
as Child No. 4
Ai Yoshihara
as Waitress
Zoi Kottas
as Female Hostage
John J. Deignan
as Andy Weeks
Gina Hiraizumi
as Flight Attendant
Anna Khaja
as Older Woman
Clint Culp
as Jack Barrow
Elise Robertson
as Outraged Woman
Glenn Herman
as SWAT Officer
Michael Cavanaugh
as SETI Chairman Warren Moore
Carrie Genzel
as FBI Agent Counter
Brandon Bell
as Paramedic No. 1
Talia Balsam
as Surgeon General Anita Ralston
Hidetoshi Imura
as Interviewer
Malcolm Foster Smith
as Maintenance Worker
Pete Koch
as Paramedic No. 2
Sebastian Siegel
as Secret Service Agent
James Gleason
as Rev. David Mullen
Leslie Ishii
as Mortuary Priest
Omid Abtahi
as Bureau Agent
Shaun Duke Moosekian
as Dr. Lahar Bahti
John O'Brien
as Hawaii Priest
Loren Lester
as Neurologist
Mieko Hillman
as Renee Garrigos
Kiko Kiko
as Our Lady
Nilson De Macena
as Tae Kwon Do Instructor
Bill Lagattuta
as Pundit No. 2
Ted Garcia
as Pundit No. 3
Ammar Daraiseh
as Arabic Man No. 1
Raj Maan
as Arabic Man No. 2
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Critic Reviews for FlashForward Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (18)

There's one sure thing that is going to happen in the future: DVRs will be whirring to record every episode of this wonderfully provocative show.

Sep 25, 2009 | Full Review…

Fantasy plots require fantastic details, but the show, rolling steadily downhill from a compelling premise, is utterly casual about the particulars of its speculative time-tripping and post-catastrophe atmospherics.

Sep 24, 2009 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Right now, there's an interesting idea, some good production values and a cool cliffhanger.

Sep 24, 2009 | Full Review…

Tonight's episode is dramatic and well-paced, unfolding ominously and quickly explaining the issues at hand.

Sep 24, 2009 | Full Review…

ABC's new FlashForward requires concentration and endurance. It's well worth the investment of both.

Sep 24, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's evocative, smartly structured, well acted and insists that the strange ride you are about to take will be worth every minute.

Sep 24, 2009 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Its continual denial of narrative satisfaction could drive an anorexic to seek comfort in the fridge.

May 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite cancellation, there's enough of value in FlashForward's first season to merit watching it regardless.

Oct 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Intriguing though its premise was, I have to put Flash Forward in the bait-and-switch category.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

So the question exists: is "FlashForward" the poor man's Lost? The very, very, very, poor man's "Lost," as exhaustingly overwritten as it is?

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

It had a decent enough premise: everyone around the world blacks out and has a vision of their life in the future. But it was also boring. So boring.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

FlashForward has a crapbarrel of potential.

Sep 23, 2009 | Rating: 6.8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for FlashForward: Season 1

  • May 01, 2018
    Why on the earth it was discontinued. it's amazing
  • Aug 24, 2017
    This show is interesting and then it turns bad. They were left with images of the future and then the show became predictable. It only lasted one season and it ended poorly for a finale, but I'm not sure if the ending was planned to be a cliff hanger.
  • May 26, 2016
    Some episodes are dull, and some boring. But some are excellent, and most of those are when the case moves forward, and their not just investigating and finding nothing. Some of the storylines aren't very interesting, and aren't as necessary to the story, which wouldn't matter if you weren't so intrigued by the case that it became all you wanted to see. Some of the payoffs aren't great, and the ending was just alright. But, as you may know, I love when a series has an ending. This has that, because although you are interested in the case, the whole time you're watching, you're hoping to at least get to April 29, 2010, and the last episode is on that day. Overall, the show has a pretty interesting case, great performances, and answers the big questions (how and, pretty much, why) and some smaller ones. But the episodes are hit and miss, some storylines are boring and pointless, and some of the payoffs are not good at all. I would say that it's worth watching because Hulu just added it back this year.
  • Feb 27, 2015
  • Nov 09, 2014
    It was very entertaining and at times amazing but it took too long to get where it was going.
  • Oct 05, 2014
    Great cast, Mark benford, Agent Noh and Simon being my favorites. An original take on the mystery crime genre, with some great moments. Unfortunately too many times it felt too predictable and improbable for me to be fully sucked into the story.

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