11.22.63 – Hulu Review

Monday saw the premiere of an 8-part show from Hulu and J.J. Abrams based on the Stephen King book 11/22/63.

James Franco plays Jake Epping, who goes through a mysterious closet in a diner that transports him back in time to the mid-1900s.

Slightly different than the book, the closet drops Jake off in 1960, just a few years before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and he goes about trying to find Lee Harvey Oswald and possibly stop the attack.

But as he tries to alter the past it causes ripples that try to stop his actions as he really shouldn’t be there. Can he change history enough to maybe stop the assassination and prevent the Vietnam War?

This series got off to a great start (albeit a slightly long episode that moves quickly once you get into it) and will hopefully be enjoyable all the way through.

The pilot episode gets a 9 out of 10.

11.22.63 Hulu Original

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