Matt K September 26, 2018 Share September 26, 2018 Honestly, if they have flashbacks every episode Lost style I think I'm out. The flashbacks (at least initially) worked on Lost because it was an ensemble show. For the most part there was no main character. As such, having the characters as initially blank slates with their past filled in by flashback works. It puts the audience on the same footing as the other characters. You don't know who you can trust, and especially that everyone is who they say they are. Then we get flashbacks to help explain to the audience who these people are so that we can actually know who to root for. That said, the flashback format grew thin by season 3 (when I dropped the show) and I think it only worked as long as it did because of the huge cast (as an aside, it's hard to argue that Lost didn't have a great first season and a good second season, even if the seams started to show in season 2). This show on the other hand seems to have only one main character, Michaela and a few supporting characters that all revolve around her. As such, the 2D (at best) approach doesn't work since everyone already knows everyone else (at least within the family we're seemingly going to follow for the next how ever many episodes this lasts). So instead while the characters know each other's pasts, the audience is left in the dark which makes everyone seem hollow. I agree with Green that the show should have ended with them landing and "it's been five years". In addition to expanding on the characters pre-timeskip, I think it would have been interesting to cut away from the plane once the turbulence happened and show the other side (i.e. the people who weren't on the flight). I'm fine with some characters embracing religion after everything that's happened, but I really hope the show doesn't go any further. The best show I watched that had a semi-religious bent was Early Edition where it seems that god may have given him tomorrow's newspaper today but it didn't really matter for the show what was going on (except for bad things happening when the paper was used for personal gain). Like if this show doesn't really care about what happened and what the deal with their powers are and is instead interested in how these characters cope, then fine. But if the show starts going that this was all god's plan and that kind of crap then I'm out. Also I want to add that it feels like a weird choice for the characters to have no real choice but to obey the voice, especially if the show goes with the god bent. 6 Link to comment
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