It isn’t often that any of us get to see our work turned into film or TV, and even less often that it’s done well. When my friend Rob Sawyer sold his novel Flashforward to ABC for a new series, I was happy for him—but not necessarily optimistic about what the results would be. Well, so far, I call it a major success story!
We watched the first episode of Flashforward last night, and I thought it totally rocked. Well written, engrossing, good acting with likable characters. All told, I was left eager to see how this series will develop. This is one of Rob’s books that I had never gotten around to reading, so I can’t comment on how the show compares with the text, but from what I understand Rob is pleased with what they’ve done.
My only complaint: the credit that said “From the novel by Robert J. Sawyer” was in miniscule print at the end, and lasted for approximately a quarter of a second. Come on, ABC! You can do better than that to recognize the original author!
Otherwise, great job!