2009 is turning into a good year for science fiction - District 9 had some truly original ideas and now Flashforward;
A mysterious global event causes everyone on the planet to simultaneously lose consciousness for 2 minutes and 17 seconds (137 seconds), during which people worldwide see what may be visions of their lives approximately six months in the future, April 29, 2010. The event results in deaths from accidents and leaves the survivors wondering whether what they saw will happen.
Sarah and I caught episode one last night which was entirely watchable until the last scene which left us both speechless! There is no violence or gore (to speak of) yet the idea they present in the final part was genuinely frightening - I won't spoil it any more but catch it on five's watch-again service (fantastic the UK is getting is a couple of days after the US) or score yourself a DRM-uncrippled version from the various torrent sites. On EZ-TV