TIME AFTER TIME
Starring: Freddie Stroma, Josh Bowman, Genesis Rodriguez, Nicole Ari Parker, Jennifer Ferrin, Will Chase
Developed by Kevin Williamson
Written by Nicholas Meyer, Karl Alexander, & Steve Hayes, Directed by Marcos Siega
Once again, I am writing a review of a time travel show. It is certainly one of the major oddities of the 2016-17 season that there were so many shows playing with time travel. And I have said in each one that I find the concept of time travel fascinating. But I may have finally hit my limit.
While I'm still interested in some time travel aspects of this show, I thought this show was a little too absurd. There was a whole lot of cheesiness especially Wells inspecting (and at one point crying) while watching 2017 in action. There was also unnecessary and forced beginnings of love stories. And finally, I just don't buy Josh Bowman as Jack the Ripper. He just didn't seem to be diabolical enough or charming enough to be this charismatic serial killer. Throwing in the fact that he seems to have had no problems adjusting to 2017 while focusing (sort of) on Wells having trouble integrating was an odd inconsistency.
WILL I WATCH IT AGAIN?
I started the second hour that aired on Sunday night but I'm not even sure I'll finish that.