A delicious blend of the suspense and historical elements of “The Americans” and the mystery and dreariness of “The Leftovers.” I so hope this is picked up by Amazon. If you enjoy it as much as I did, take the survey and let Amazon know! This show has to make it on the air.
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!
I have to admit, when I first heard about this show I did not have high hopes. But after a strong first season, Season 2 continues to impress with non-stop action and surprising emotional depth. The 100 is smart, entertaining, and definitely worth the watch!