Promising New TV: FlashForward and Bored to Death

ABC’s FlashForward is pretty captivating, maybe not life-altering, but definitely got my attention last week. Think LOST meets Heroes meets Memento. Maybe I am just trying to compensate (for my future TV watching), knowing that the final season of LOST is just a few months out, but I definitely recommend giving FlashForward a go. Let’s see how episode 2 stacks up…

As for Bored to Death, if you are a fan of Rushmore, Craigslist, and/or the brother in The Hangover, you should certainly check out HBO’s newest comedy. It’s essentially about a grown up version of Jason Schwartzman’s Rushmore character, Max Fischer, who decides to become an amateur private investigator after his writing career hits a slump. Well, it’s not really about Max, but once you see it, you’ll know what I mean. The show airs Sundays on HBO.