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If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/16/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice #1

12monkeys116smallTonight, Syfy kicks off 12 Monkeys, inspired by the cult 1995 film of the same name, about a man from a post-apocalyptic future who travels back in time to our present try to stop the spreading of a deadly plague that will ultimately wipe out almost 94% of the world’s population. The main cast includes Aaron Stanford (Nikita) as James Cole, the man trying to save the planet; Amanda Schull (Suits, One Tree Hill) as virologist Dr. Cassandra Railly who reluctantly aids Cole in his mission; Kirk Acevedo (Fringe, Oz) as Ramse, Cole’s best friend; and Noah Bean (Nikita, Damages) as Aaron Marker, Cassandra’s boyfriend and political insider. The recurring cast also includes Emily Hampshire (Rookie Blue), Barbara Sukowa, Tom Noonan (Manhunter), Zeljko Ivanek (Madam Secretary, Damages), and Todd Stashwick (Warehouse 13, The Originals).

While I wasn’t a huge fan of the original film, I really enjoyed tonight’s premiere. While the general premise is the same as the film, the series sets up a larger world, mystery, and conspiracy. It looks like the show is going to be a fun action-adventure thrill ride with lots of time-whimey things to try to wrap your head around. Things are constantly jumping backwards and forwards in time, events are occurring in the past before they are actually known in the present, and so on. So you are constantly piecing together the puzzle of a story and working things out at the same time as the characters are. I can’t wait to see how more of this story unfolds!

Syfy held panels for 12 Monkeys and Helix at the Syfy Digital Press Tour a few months ago. You can find my videos and coverage at NoRerruns.net.

On tonight’s episode, “Pilot,” using a dangerous and untested method of time travel, a man from a decimated future travels to present day on a mission to locate and eliminate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually all but annihilate the human race.

Jump back in time with this new series tonight on Syfy at 9/8c.
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