16 User Reviews
Status: Current
Airs: Fridays, 9:00 PM ET on Syfy (60 min)

12 Monkeys follows the journey of a time traveler (Aaron Stanford) from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly... More

12 Monkeys follows the journey of a time traveler (Aaron Stanford) from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.

User Reviews for 12 Monkeys

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by Audrey Benedetto Contributor
Jan 21, 2015 6:52PM EST

I’ll admit, I haven’t seen the 1995 movie, but I did watch the trailer. While Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis look top-notch, I don’t really feel that it’s a prerequisite for enjoying Syfy’s reimagining of “12 Monkeys.” In fact, I don’t plan to watch the movie because after the first episode I am too invested to risk ruining any of the plot twists for myself! I was hooked within the first few minutes of the pilot. This show is exciting and... More

I’ll admit, I haven’t seen the 1995 movie, but I did watch the trailer. While Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis look top-notch, I don’t really feel that it’s a prerequisite for enjoying Syfy’s reimagining of “12 Monkeys.” In fact, I don’t plan to watch the movie because after the first episode I am too invested to risk ruining any of the plot twists for myself! I was hooked within the first few minutes of the pilot. This show is exciting and feels fresh (despite, of course, being a reimagining.) It is fast-paced, but breaks down enough of the plot early on so it’s easy to keep up with the dizzying concepts of time travel. This show blends the grittiness of dystopia and the magic of science fiction in the best way possible. I'll definitely be tuning in for the next episode - I can’t wait to see how this progresses!

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Jan 18, 2015 6:26PM EST

I will rate after the 3rd episode but i must say so far it's all good

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by Davis Walden Contributor
Jan 17, 2015 9:23PM EST

An amazingly ambitious and complex science-fiction show for Syfy to take on, this 12 Monkeys adaptation introduces the plot better than the movie, however it's hard to tell if 12 Monkeys will truly be able to extend the film's plot without buying too much time. At the moment though, 12 Monkeys is an excellent adaptation that take its own spin on the series while maintaining the core personality.

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Nov 30, 2014 3:20PM EST

hasn't aired yet but looking forward to watching this

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by 123maxz
Oct 11, 2014 4:22PM EDT

if its anything like the movie Twelve Monkeys (1995) it will be worth watching

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Jan 27, 2015 5:01PM EST

Movie was set some high standards but so far, show is surprisingly good :)

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Jan 27, 2015 8:19AM EST

The movie was explicitly a closed loop timeline (you CAN'T change the past), while the TV series is an open loop timeline with some form of temporal inertia (you can change the past) as opposed to being chaotic (changing the past at all rewrites your present).

Not quite 'time travel works the way the writers want it to this week', but it could go there if the mini series becomes a back door pilot. I'll keep watching, but I'm not too... More

The movie was explicitly a closed loop timeline (you CAN'T change the past), while the TV series is an open loop timeline with some form of temporal inertia (you can change the past) as opposed to being chaotic (changing the past at all rewrites your present).

Not quite 'time travel works the way the writers want it to this week', but it could go there if the mini series becomes a back door pilot. I'll keep watching, but I'm not too optimistic.

I do, however, like the way the characters and setting mirror the movie while the metaphysics don't. It's an interesting exercise in adaptation.

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Jan 24, 2015 9:55PM EST

Interesting so far - let's see how it pans out

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Jan 20, 2015 10:42AM EST

12 Monkeys looks promising not to mention the actors are pretty good ones

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by Meri92
Jan 18, 2015 7:05AM EST

Impressive start!