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Sunday, March 13, 2016

11.22.63 is classic Stephen King, B+

Above: James Franco in 11.22.26, 2016's new Hulu Plus time traveling series by J.J. Abrams and Stephen King
Even though it can be some what confusing to those who haven't read the original source material, 11.22.26 is a well done new television show that's a reminder of how much fun Stephen King novels can be when they can be done well onto the big or small screen.

Before you start to dig into Hulu Plus's first television show ever, remind yourself that it isn't for everyone. However, once you start watching it there's no turning back. 11.22.26 is a compelling drama that pulls you in farther and farther down into its fascinating world with every episode. And to top it off, James Franco is better than ever as English teacher Jake Epping.
Like most well done time traveling entertainment pieces, 11.22.26 can be a bit confusing at the best of times. It's one of those shows you have to pay attention to every detail in order to know what's going on, especially if you haven't read the novel. But that's a good thing because there's twists, turns and shocks around every corner. 11.22.63 is more of a game changer in more ways then one.
At some times, the show can be brilliant, but other times, it can be a bit awkward and flat lined. When it's not really good, it draws to a slower line of pace, but this only happens rarely in the show.
It's far much better than Under the Dome, Stephen King's last novel to be made onto the small screen.
In 11.22.63,  the advantages outweigh the disadvantages making it a worthwhile Hulu show to watch.
The best thing about 11.22.63 is the exceptional acting done by everyone in the show, especially James Franco. He really goes all in with the roll he's playing, and you can tell he's having fun doing it.
Although you may have to read the novel beforehand  in order to understand the characters better and their motives, 11.22.63 is a great new science fiction drama on Hulu Plus that will have fans wanting more after each episode ends.

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