I have seen the first episode twice already so can say without hesitation that I haven’t seen a drama pilot this good since Lost. Each of my viewings were in packed auditoriums and it was clear that the FlashForward premiere the hit with every person.

This came out in those early days when Russell Crowe wasn’t best noted for his off screen mood. Here, he was a star on the rise, and his Oscar winning coming out party drove “Gladiator” to Oscar glory. Ridley Scott returned to his old “Alien” and “Blade Runner” status, and Crowe anchored the epic spectacle utilizing would become his characteristic zeal. Still, a movie like this does seem considerably odd when stacked facing other, some Best Picture winners.

For Lost fans trying to find new fix until January 2010, Flash Forward offers quite a bit that may seem familiar. Frequent Lost guest star Sonya Walger, the right.k.a. Penelope Widmore, goes into leading lady status becoming wife of series lead joseph fiennes lost. In addition, Dominic Monaghan makes what can be 1st return to ABC, joining Flash Forward in episode 2. In all likelyhood, at least one character will love their flash forward and need to fulfill this destiny, a la Lost’s John Locke. And although there may stop being direct time-travel in Flash Forward, there are sure to work same form of “changing the future” debates that Lost was overrun with last season.

The TV series V returns into the small screen with this remake on the 1980s version of exact same holds true name. This series tells about aliens who arrive on earth with whatever you see as good intentions, but usually they have evil hopes. If it follows the previous series, then it simply might cause it to be. I enjoyed the previous series and in order to give it a chance. It stars Laura Vandervoort who played Kara, the cousin to Kal-El or Clark Kent in television series, Smallville. This will air on ABC but currently not on the time frame.

Quirky Romance #3: King Kong, 2005, I admit this options are quirkier than most but no matter what version for this film you prefer, there is no denying the ape’s adoration for his lady fair is moving. He goes to great lengths to keep her and afterwards it to protect her, appropriate brightness . ultimate sacrifice in the final from ideal of the empire State Building. It’s classic cinema no matter which film you lookup. I happen to love the Healing for peter jackson version for its special effects and for that added emotional content Kong has.

1999 commonly regarded as the great year for movies, although this Best Picture winner usually isn’t ranked that high among the parties. Still, it was an important first splash for Broadway director Sam Mendes, brought future Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball in our attention using screenplay, and was the particular last big movie hurrah for Kevin Spacey. Black comedy and suburban taboos blended together in a hugely daring, but ultimately life affirming associate. Which at the least, put “American Beauty” on the list of best for the overpopulated “suburban life is messed up behind the picket fences” genre.

Simon Baker and company return efficient at CBI to catch a few killers. This show any hit the previous year for CBS, and deservedly so. Baker’s quick wit and self-confidence carry the show, but Tim Kang (Det. Cho) gives him a run for his money using the sarcasm and dry humor. Plus, you have to adore a man who wears a vest to work every day!