A teacher discovers a time portal that leads to October 21st, 1960 and goes on a quest to try and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which is complicated by the presence of Lee Harvey Oswald and the fact that he's falling in love with the past itself.Written by
Sarah Gadon (Sadie Dunhill) and Joanna Douglas (Doris Dunning) have both appeared together in the TV show 'Being Erica'. They played Katie Atkins and Samantha Strange respectively. See more »
In episode 7 Jake and Sadie steal a car, and Jake says 'I'll hot-wire it' which he then does. However when this scene is shown as a recap at the beginning of episode 8 Jake says 'I'll jump start it'. See more »
It has been a long time I have seen James Franco look so promising in a role. Last time when I saw him so good was in 127 Hours. He has done complete justice to the character in the premiere of this show and seems to be in his comfort zone.
As for the show, it does not waste any time to get into action. Franco plays role of Jake Epping, a High School Teacher, who unwillingly has to take up the task of traveling to the past and avoid assassination of JFK. Show is fast paced and keeps you engrossed all the time. You just keep wondering how the story will unfold and will Jake be able to prevent the assassination.
For the premiere, you do not see much of the acting of others as it revolves only around Franco and Cooper. But they both take you to a ride which should not end. Episode was 80mins long but I did not realize when the time flew by. Direction and screenplay is of high standards along with story which is very well thought of.
I personally recommend you to watch the show and guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
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