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
Bill Turcotte is the only character who was created for the series. He has his roots in a character who appears in the original book, but that man is in his forties, and leaves the story much faster than Bill in the series. Bill was a storytelling device created by Bridget to ask the questions that Jake (James's character) asks himself in the book's internal monologue, as well as asking questions that the audience would ask in terms of plot holes as the story unfolds. See more »
The series shows the Texas School Book Depository without the large, yellow, Hertz Rent-a-Car time and temperature sign it had on the roof in the early '60s and until the sign was removed in 1979 due to deterioration. The sign is currently in storage awaiting restoration and possible replacement back onto the roof to return the building to its appearance at the time of the assassination. See more »
It would be difficult to review 11.22.63 without spoiling it at every turn, so I won't. Instead, let me just say then that it has an excellent pedigree - a Stephen King novel - is well written and well acted. I'm a crusty oldish (emphasis on ish) curmudgeon and an amateur writer myself who thinks he has seen everything and is beyond every surprise and every tear jerk. Well, I was wrong. Once my teenage son suggested it to me, this series grabbed me by the throat, first minute, and never let go. Every cliché applies including "riveting" and "edge of seat." The bottom line though is that it is interesting, exciting and engrossing. Watch it. Now.
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