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The German title of Early Edition is "Alone Against The Future" which would imply a science fiction show. I was disappointed when I found out that it wasn't - for about 30 seconds. Then it caught me and never released me again. Every single episode is brilliant, Kyle Chandler portrays Gary beautifully and very believably, the plots are smart, humourous and thrilling. It is fascinating (and often funny) to see how creative Gary is in solving his daily "Save Chickago" tasks. After watching I always have learned a principle, I feel entertained, my faith in the good im man is strengthened and I am eager to watch the next episode. Parents, this is the show You can have Your children watch instead of all this Pokemon crap.
There's something wonderfully unpretentious about this show; I'm not sure
what it is exactly, it's one of those intangible things which makes a show
memorable and leaves a smile on your face when you realise that in the past
hour you've been really entertained.
With a combination of good acting, good writing and strong production it seems that it manages to convey its intentions without preaching, without being `in your face' and without screaming out loud. I always think of it as an `unpretentious little show' and find myself going to great lengths to see it; our dreadful local stations see fit to put it on at 3am on a Sunday morning (God only knows why when vastly inferior shows crowd more reasonable times, I wish we had a station like CBS here in Australia that puts these shows on at reasonable times as happens in the US).
The premise of the show (a man who receives tomorrow's newspaper today and has to do what he can to set things right that appear in the paper) is very easy to get into. This alone makes the show that much more accessible, I think that anyone who takes the time will be more than justly rewarded. I am very glad to see that the show is still running on CBS and I sincerely hope that it is with us for a long time to come. It's been going since 1996 and they don't seem to be running out of ideas which is always a good sign
All in all one of my top ten in the last decade or so, so good to see a show which doesn't rely on pretentiousness and glitter but on its own values and sheer quality of its writing, production and acting. Not only a must see but a must-return-to as well!
"Early Edition" had to be one of the best shows ever made. It tells the
story of a man who gets tomorrow's newspaper today. It had such a clever
plot and I had nothing to complain about it except that it was canceled.
Every episode was interesting and kept me glued to the
My favorite episode was the one that Gary goes back in time to the Chicago Fire. I also liked the first episode, the episode that started it all. I also really enjoyed the episode when the paper and the cat disappear. ( I love that cat). That episode was very interesting.
I hope one day they bring this show back with new episodes. As for now I watch the reruns of it on PAX. I give this show 10/10 stars.
I was really sad to see that this show had been cancelled. I actually only started seeing this show in re-runs on Fox Family. Here was a smart show, no cliches, no mush, no garbage. Here was a show that you would actually feel comfortable watching with everyone from your thirteen year-old son/daughter to Grandma. Here was a show that caught my family's attention, and, for once, kept it. The acting was great, the storyline was original, and the setting for this show was perfect- Chicago. All you need to know is that it's about a guy (Gary Hobson), down on his luck, who starts getting tomorrow's paper today. Unlike most people, he uses the paper to save lives, not to win the lottery. This becomes his life. The show's got morals. How many shows on television today can you say that about?
Early edition is a very feel good show. If you don't try to analyze every part of the plot, but rather just sit back and watch,you can't help but to enjoy it. Some super hero shows really are hard to watch, with their bad acting,and poor scripts. But this show is just the opposite,it is very good. When it is over you will get a great feeling,in knowing that there are probably people out there every day who though they might not be super heros they still do super kind deeds that go unnoticed except by the lives of the people that they touch.That is what I get out of watching this fine tv show
I first saw this in 1998, and I'll just say it again. This is brilliant. Trust me, almost anyone who can understand the English language will love this. The concept has been explained a thousand times by other reviewers, so I won't say it here. I will say, that this show is one of the most thought-provoking TV show I've ever seen, without making people feel uncomfortable. Again, you must see this if possible. You will love it.
So many shows these days are just dumb. I like this show because sometimes, i can't even guess what gonna happen next. I wish that they hadn't gotten rid of it, but i love watching it on PAX. (go PAX!!) The stories are interesting without being gross or sick. It's one for the whole family!
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CBS didn't give a damn about but it stole our hearts anyway! Kyle
Chandler is Gary Hobson, a mistreated stockbroker who gets an unusual
gift.His wife dumps him on their wedding anniversary and he moves to a
run down hotel where he starts getting tomorrow's newspaper today
delivered by a cat.Oh it's funny,it serious, Gary has two friends who
can steal the show since they're both excellent too.
S*P*O*I*L*E*R for movie "It Happened Tomorrow"
Having said that I had read a post saying this show was based on the movie "It Happened Tomorrow" (1944)starring Dick Powell.I bought the DVD and the poster is right.I don't why isn't mentioned in the background of the show but it's more than just a similar idea.In the movie the old man brings the newspaper instead of a cat.He appears mysteriously like the cat at a unusual time and he's dead just as Snow is. The guy that gets the paper is named Larry instead of Gary and he works at the paper writing obituaries.Actually if the show had had Gary working at the paper he would have had an easier time of getting to his appointments. Larry also does what Gary did in the pilot.Used the paper for quick money by playing the winning race results at the track to get a large sum of money quick.Only Gary's motive was different.Larry was a combination of Gary and Chuck.He also saved someone after he asked Pops to read him the story.One other thing in the movie and done on the show-A want ad is read for a job.When the party inquires he is told no job exist,then a person is fired right on the spot and the boss says put an ad in tomorrow's paper!Oh, and Pops worked at the paper just like Snow,only he kept the obituary records.Little things that go on in the movie have been used in the show.Like the episode when Gary reads his own obituary.That happens in the movie too but it's done better.Much more lighthearted and clever.There's also a connection between Larry and a hotel in town.The movie also had the trio-Larry(Gary),a lovable con man,the Prof(Chuck)and a romantic interest who knew about Larry special paper,Sylvia(Marissa).I have always said Marissa was Gary's love interest and I think had she not been African-American the show would have gone that way. I still love the show but someone should have given credit to the person who's idea the movie was based on.Here are the credits from the movie.
Rene Clair's "It Happened Tomorrow" Screenplay and Adaption by;Dudley Nichols and Rene Clair
originals by:Lord Dunsany,Hugh Wedlock & Howard Synder and ideas of Lewis R Foster
What's there to say about Early Edition besides the fact that it's the best
series on this side of the world. It has everything, good actors, more then
enough directors and the plot. The plot, a guy (Gary Hobson) get's
tommorow's Chicago Sun-Times today, he knows what will happen in the
a thing that one should be very careful with. His personal mission, to save
the world, or atleast the ones he can save in his territory, the great city
of Chicago. Every day, he goes out to save the world, sometimes with his
blind friend, Melissa, sometimes with Chuck (Fisher Adams), a friend that
wants to place bets with the aid of the paper. Shortly told, a plot to
adore, a plot that has a lot of room for different subjects. On the
background Chicago and a man who's saving the lifes of his fellow-Chicago
It's just a fantastic series, don't miss it.
'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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