Monday, October 5, 2009


There is a new show on ABC called "Flashforward."

Here is my problem with it... the title, although it makes sense on the surface, really makes no sense.

"Flashforward" is supposed to be the opposite of "flashback." These people see a "flash" of something to happen in the future. That's where the "flash" part comes in.

So, then the opposite of "back" is "front", right? Shouldn't it be "Flashfront?" In this context, no.

Let's look at it from another angle. The opposite of "forward" is "backward." So, the title of the show is correct, but the long accepted term "flashback" is not. It should be "flashbackward" and should have been all these years, I guess. Either that or the show should be called "Flashfor."

It seems to me that the best way to resolve this would be if the show just changes it's name to "Flashahead." If they do that, then and only then will I be able to follow along with it's ridiculous storyline.