I have been waiting for a mini-series to leave me with a similar feeling that "Band of Brothers" left me with. Four episodes into last summer's "Wayward Pines" and I thought that could be it. The building of suspense and mystery was exactly what I was looking for, but sadly the show took a turn for the worst about half way through. I felt that all hope was lost when it came to the potential idea of a killer mini-series. That was until I began seeing previews for "11.22.63."
The mini-series is based on the novel of the same name written by Stephen King. It stars Franco and both King and JJ Abrams executive produced all eight episodes. This was it, finally, a mini-series that I could emotionally dig myself into and once again enjoy what acts as an eight-part-movie.
The show, named after the day that John F. Kennedy was assassinated, follows the story of English Teacher Jake Epping, played by James Franco, as he finds a mysterious rabbit hole that leads him to Oct. 21, 1960. After some thought, Jake decides to go back to 1960 and live there for three years in order to stop the assassination of JFK.
When we first get a look at Jake walking down a street in the 60's, we get an awesome glimpse into...
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