His name is Gary Hobson. He gets tomorrow's newspaper today. He doesn't know how. He doesn't know why. All he knows is when the early edition hits his doorstep, he has twenty-four hours to set things right.
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Gary's name, Hobson, implies the nature of the show, a Hobson's choice. He receives information and is in a position to help, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. The choice is to act or not, a Hobson's choice. See more »
Throughout mainly the first season, it can be seen that the headlines do not match the columns themselves. See more »
[yelling at the cat]
What is this, huh? I come in down here to turn off one lousy circuit breaker, the next thing I know I'm in 1929. There's gangsters running around. They're trying to kill me. And don't think I don't know you're involved in this! I tell you what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna turn this lamp off, do you hear me? I'm gonna turn this lamp off and when I turn it back on, I want to be in my own time. Do we understand each other?"
[Gary turns lamp off]
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'Early Edition' is another 'Quantum Leap,' although it's slightly different since it doesn't involve time-traveling. Instead, our hero, Gary Hobson, gets the paper one day in advance. By getting tomorrow's news today, he has no more than 24 hours to prevent the bad news from happening.
The series has a lot of charm. I watched this show sporadically throughout its four-year primetime run, but began watching it more often during its last few months on the air.
The addition of Kristy Swanson (the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer) for the show's third season was a perfect one. Her character Erica, a single mother, was a nice match for Gary. To me, Swanson is an underrated talent, and fit into the show very well. It's just too bad that she was out of the picture for the show's fourth (and final) season. I would have liked to see her remain on the show until it was cancelled.
Of course, EE was cancelled in the summer of 2000, after four years. That is generally a good run for a show like this. While the chances for a fifth season are extremely slim (despite the best efforts of its loyal fans), reruns of the series can now be seen on the Fox Family Channel. But if you don't have cable, all is not completely lost: You have a good chance of finding EE reruns (whether daily or weekly) on one of your local stations.
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