The Time Traveler’s Wife – Pilot

The job of a pilot is to establish a show’s premise and characters, I believe this pilot did a superb job.

Full disclosure, I love The Time Traveler’s Wife. I have read the novel several times (the first time was in 2008 when I was in high school and the spine is now worn, I’ve also re-read parts of the novel as part of my review), and I saw the 2009 movie.

I felt that the 2009 movie did a good job of bringing the story to life, considering how complex the novel was, however it only really hit on the tip of the iceberg and could only gloss over the story, as you can only cover so much in two hours or less, and you can only expect so much from an audience in a movie’s average time frame to maintain interest. When I found out about the series, I thought that it would be a better opportunity to bring the story, its concept and characters to life, as it gives the writers more time (no pun intended) to flesh it out and work with more of its source material. The pilot definitely did this, firing on all cylinders.

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