***UPDATED WITH TRAILER – MAD WORLD COMES IN AT 1:53*** This is one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever seen! Thanks to our friend Ofra for finding this on youtube and bringing it to our attention. It’s the closing minute of yesterday’s premiere episode of the new TV show Flash Forward. Yep, the same show that used “Mad World” in its promos over the summer. Watch the very end of the video, and you tell me, does the mysterious figure look familiar? It’s a very fuzzy shot, but some people think it’s Adam. People commenting on youtube are split – some say it is him, some say it isn’t. I have to say, the more I replay the video, the more it does look like Adam to me.
I didn’t see the show yesterday, but it was rerun tonight, and I watched it. It’s a strange Lost-esque kind of sci-fi show revolving around the mystery of why everyone in the world blacks out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds and sees a glimpse into their future life during those moments. The mysterious Adam-figure is caught by surveillance cameras walking around during the exact time everyone else on the planet has blacked out.
So what is going on here? I don’t mean with the plot of the show, but with us thinking we see Adam. Do we have Adam so much on the brain that we see him when he really isn’t there? I’m reminded of those word puzzles where all the vowels are removed from words, and yet we can still read the words and know their meaning. When the mind sees a blank spot, it fills it in with what we expect to see. Is that what’s happening to us?
Or is it really Adam, filmed in his short scene by the TV producers in order to tease and tantalize us into watching more episodes of the show?
What do YOU think? The facial features are fuzzy, but the general shape of the head is Adam’s. The hair is Adam’s, and the coat looks like Adam’s long Mad World coat (remember the Mad World vocals in the promos – the puzzle pieces seem to fit!).
I think it’s Adam. I see some savvy TV people cashing in on Adam’s popularity to get ratings. Cast your vote below – yes, it’s him or not it’s not, and tell us why!
~~Jeanette, Glamb #5