Have you had an opportunity to check out 11.22.63? If not, we can confidently guide you toward the first episode. There are no rules for Hulu when it comes to self-distribution, and the entity doesn’t mess around with the first episode. You don’t get an introduction to the story…you get into the story—one hour and twenty minutes worth. If you’re still not sold, understand the following: we’re not paid to endorse this show. If you love mysteries, adventures, thrillers, romance and historical fiction, you’ll enjoy these waters. Here are 10 reasons to dive right in.
10. James Franco Is at His Best
Love or hate James Franco, the guy is wickedly talented, and he’s also one of those scary intelligent types who gets bored easily with life. This project had little to do with money or screwing around with Seth Rogen, so it was rather obvious that Franco was drawn to the story/concept of the miniseries. Within it, James plays Jake Epping/Ambersome, an English teacher who was introduced to a “rabbit hole” in a diner closet which transports passengers to a specific day in 1960. He is challenged by a friend, and mentor, to go back in time to stop the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. There’s something classic about Franco, and he really fits well into the 1960s era period piece. This is not a project in which Franco phones in his performance. It was obvious he was loving this ride.