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Jay, Tyler, and Will are grad students on the cusp of embarking on a two-month long summer roadtrip, stopping off in New York for one last night of the high life before they begin driving. Events unfold, however, that place the trio smack dab in the middle of a terrorist attack, and subsequently they're considered the prime suspects and pursued by the authorities.
But things are a bit more complex than they seem, and the problems continue to become more and more labyrinthine as the premiere goes on. A mix of modern political thriller, post-9/11 conspiratorial mystery, and well-constructed eye candy, "Traveler" promises to be a solid entry into ABC's roster of productions. I know I'll be watching once the show premieres in late May.
Even after the first episode I am hooked already. The acting is great, and although some of the plot is a bit predictable in the pilot, some of it really surprised me. Aaron Stanford (Will Traveler) is a great actor and he really pulls the show together at its weaker points (I am normally not a huge fan of constant flashbacks, but somehow...the show makes it work with him).
Give the show a chance, I bet it will surprise you. ABC has been looking for a hit starting with Men in Trees then October Road...which I thought was a failure all together, but I think Traveler has the potential to gain a large fan base. But the only way this is possible is by having people watch the show.
So watch the pilot, its online at ABC.com, see for yourself what I am talking about.
Beyond that, it's kinda hoaky and melodramatic, but still thrilling. In some ways it's more believable than Prison Break (and I'm a fan). One would have to be a conservative ideologue not to believe the show's premise. This plot offers a lot of possibilities, and they've handled it better than I expected.
This was a fast and fun program. I look forward to following it in the coming months and I think ABC may have a super fun journey for the summer. I highly recommend that anyone who is looking for a new Thursday night fast pace thriller check out Traveler. It is full of a few twist and turns, but is a little predictable. I get a similar feel of the Fugitive from this show so who knows? It could turn into one of those total American summer thrill rides in which everyone tunes in just to see what will happen next.
Travler airs May 30 at 9/8 Central on ABC. Check local listing for further listings.
I think that after realizing the huge fan base that Prison Break has, a show aired on FOX, ABC realized to pick up a similar show, hoping for the same popularity. However, the show does share many similarities to Prison Break, and this will only hinder its fan base growth...common get an original idea! Other than the fact that the are using an already popular storyline, the directors have done a great job in filming, with crisp shots and nice cinematography. The storyline is good, and does keep you guessing. The 2 main actors are also likable, and make the show a pleasure to watch.
The bell hop/assassin is great! The best advice he gave them was the truth in that: Trust no one but yourselves. He either knows that they are getting screwed and wants to protect them even from 'family' and 'friends' or its just some innocuous comment. Either way, from the previews for the 1st episode, its very true.
Although it does suspend disbelief in that no one but 'Will Traveler' died. In that art museum I think much more would have, but then they covered themselves saying it was more napalm than anything.
In any event, I like anything where the back story says it took 2 years to plan. Better than just things falling into place by accident or happenstance. I hope we see more of the bell hop/assassin. Characters like that are more complex as you never know whose side they are on, or even if they are on a side.
Good pilot! Give it a Chance!
I cant see it going on for several seasons, but prison break & 24 found a way. So hopefully this show will last long enough for me to blink.
Hmmm.... how else to make 10 lines?
GREAT SHOW! GREAT SHOW!
I cant wait for the next episode.
And oh - WHO IS WILL TRAVELER!?
Make sure you all tune into the pilot again on May 30th!
This show is the hottest thing since fire!
I specifically liked the main characters and their relationships. The focus on characterization is a nice change and it's good to see these seemingly have-it-all cliché rich-types have some family imperfections. The tension is also pretty good, although some leaps of logic take place, such as a NY cop losing a college student, while a middle aged woman is able to keep up. Despite this, the issue is saved by constantly playing guessing games with what's happening next. This may just be one of the copy cat, cinematic T.V. format shows to keep watch for next season. Heck, it'll be great for a summer without LOST (although, these days, some may think that's not saying much).
Anyway, check this one out, it's pretty entertaining.
I'm normally not one to get sucked into any TV series however, this one caught my eye. I now wait in anticipation every Wednesday for a new episode; it's ridiculous! Yes, perhaps it is a little dramatic and whatever else critics may say- I don't care, I absolutely love it!
I'm no expert in the film/acting industry but from my perspective I believe that the story line is written fairly well, the cinematography is awesome and the acting (esp. by the 3 leading men) is carried out superbly.
I can't wait for next week!
This series is definitely worth watching, it has great dialogue, amazing acting, and perfect cinematography.
It would be a stretch to say this show is flawless, but it sure does seem that way, in terms of potential. Traveler should've been renewed for a second season at the least, but instead, we get 5 episodes less than a full first season.
Prepare yourself to enjoy your time, but also be aware that there is no series finale, so your heart will long for closure, but you'll be met with intrigue and excitement.
I suggest to anybody to watch if they can, it was fine dramatic entertainment and escape. It's time we all had a great "on the run" drama to sink into weekly.
The theme of "corruption with the system" seems to be popular right now with audiences, but can not seem to make a long run on the big networks. This show had so much potential I was sad to see it go. Also disappointed Warners cannot get the short run onto DVD at least.
I can't believe they choose to put pushing daisies and cavemen on the air over this show. Those shows are pretty terrible.
I watched the first 3-5 episodes of pushing daisies and absolutely could not take it anymore. That show will be taken off the air a lot sooner than traveler would have been. Traveler keeps people wanting more. I couldn't wait for traveler to be on every week.
I am really hoping that the people at ABC realize how popular this show actually was. In the right time slot,this show would be really well for ABC.
I was shocked when I found out it was canceled!! Why is all the good series canceled nowadays???
Whats wrong?? Its aired for a couple of weeks and than its over. Give it a chance!!
Its a shame!
On the other hand, it is a nice series and maybe there's always room for one more. The acting was satisfactory, the story lines pretty interesting and the suspense was also well developed. Eight episodes is on the other hand just what it is; a preview of what could have been. Cancellation was in my opinion premature and this series had the potential of growth towards the standards of PB or 24.
ABC seems not to be interested in potential. They want fact. Sorry, but you'll have to give us more time then just 8 episodes to give you guys guarantees on your viewer ratings. Missed chance.