Starring: Peyton List, Riley Smith, Devin Kelley, Lenny Jacobson, Daniel Bonjour, Anthony Ruivivar, and Mekhi Phifer
Based on the Motion Picture "Frequency" written by Toby Emmerich
Teleplay by Jeremy Carver, Story by Toby Emmerich, Directed by Brad Anderson
Tonight on "time travel shows of the 2016-17 season," it's Frequency! The CW's effort in the hottest trend of the year is based on the 2000 film starring Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel but done with some narrative changes from the film (which I did not see). Considering the film was only a modest success, it seems like an odd property to reboot but the premise is pretty gripping: Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) is a cop in 2016 who is suddenly able to communicate with her dead father, Frank (Riley Smith) in 1996 through radio transmissions.
This is a show that really captured me with its trailer back in May (truthfully, it's one of the reasons I decided to start including CW shows in my reviews). So I was a bit disappointed with the opening scene and I was even more disappointed with it upon thinking of the pilot as a whole. This was a show with several great moments in the pilot so why did they choose a rather uninteresting moment: Raimy telling boyfriend Daniel (Daniel Bonjour) about communicating with her dad, as the flash-forward? It wasn't a "draw people in" moment and that scene ultimately wasn't all that important to the plot so I didn't understand at all why that was the scene they decided to start with.
WILL I WATCH IT AGAIN?
Yes. Just like it's time traveling buddy Timeless though, I'm not convinced it is set-up for a multi-season run but I'll enjoy it for the time being.