11.22.63 (2016)


Miniseries
11.22.63

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Though the execution feels almost as dated as the period it represents, 11.22.63 gradually reveals a compelling, well-performed series of events.

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Air date: Feb 15, 2016

An unassuming divorced English teacher stumbles upon a time portal that leads to 1960 and goes on a quest to try and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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Air date: Feb 21, 2016

Thrown by the enormity of his goal, Jake decides the one thing he can do to make a real difference is save the family of his friend Harry Dunning; Harry's family was murdered in a small Kentucky town by Harry's out-of-control father, Frank.

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Air date: Feb 29, 2016

Jake finds an unlikely ally in his quest; Jake gets a teaching job near Dallas and discovers romantic sparks with a librarian; trailing Oswald takes Jake into the dark side of Dallas, where he realizes Oswald may not be the only threat facing JFK.

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Air date: Mar 7, 2016

Jake and Bill's partnership starts to struggle as they discover more secrets surrounding the unpredictable Lee Harvey Oswald; the conspiracy involving Oswald deepens; romance blooms for Jake and Sadie.

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Air date: Mar 14, 2016

Everything begins to fall apart as Jake struggles to live two lives: teacher and time traveler; when Sadie's life is threatened, Jake has to make a terrible choice; Lee Harvey Oswald takes steps that will lead him into a date with destiny.

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Air date: Mar 21, 2016

It's October 1962, and the threats in Dallas continues to build; Jake must take drastic action to establish the full dimensions of the threat to Kennedy; Jake is hit with an unexpected death and a bitter betrayal from one of those closest to him.

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Air date: Mar 28, 2016

The end is near and Jake is not up to the task; Sadie scrambles to pick up the pieces, but no one knows the mission as well as Jake; Kennedy and the assassin are on a collision path.

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Air date: Apr 4, 2016

The past pulls out every weapon it has to keep Jake from reaching Dealey Plaza in time to save JFK. If he fails, it could mean death for Jake or those close to him; if he succeeds, it could create a world in which he loses everything he's ever known.

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James Franco
Jake Epping

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Chris Cooper
Al Templeton

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Sarah Gadon
Sadie Dunhill

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Daniel Webber
Lee Harvey Oswald

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George MacKay
Bill Turcotte

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Josh Duhamel
Frank Dunning

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T.R. Knight
Johnny Clayton

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Lucy Fry
Marina Oswald

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Kevin J. O'Connor
Yellow Card Man

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Cherry Jones
Marquerite Oswald

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Stephen King
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J.J. Abrams
Executive Producer
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Bridget Carpenter
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Bryan Burk
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Critic Reviews for 11.22.63: Miniseries

Audience Reviews for 11.22.63: Miniseries

  • Jan 18, 2023
    Vavavroom. How rare to watch such a brilliant production. James Franco at his best. Sarah Gadon makes you heart rocks. All actors are really good. Superb directing. Original story. What's not to like?
  • Jan 01, 2023
    Very well acted, nice pace that keeps you entertained.
  • Dec 08, 2022
    It was very good. They did a good work with side characters and the main story composition. But there can be better reasons and ways to tell the story. Al's motivation was a bit unclear. Actually the main motivation was not so effective. They could indicate better that the country was not good enough, it needs to change.
  • Dec 07, 2022
    Overall it was a pretty good series, but probably didn't need all the detours and tangents that didn't add to the main storyline. You could probably enjoy it just as much by watching the first and last episodes only and skipping the middle six.
  • Oct 30, 2022
    22.11.63 is a mixed experience, at its best a fictional wonder where the basic plot is played out with a well of good ideas, and with many good exemplifications of how the differences in mindsets between people from eras more than 50 years apart could and probably would work out. The ground idea is marvellous, but too much of the story is occasionally disturbed by irrational elements and even logical flaws. Several of the actual historical elements can be concidered as complete nonsense, so this is not the real thing for those who have done their research on the assassination of JFK. However, the total is both fascinating and entertaining, and many solid acting performances do serve the characters well.
  • Oct 06, 2022
    Excellent series, with alot of unexpected turns. The cast was perfect. Definitely recommend
  • Jun 11, 2022
    Entire Series was great. Great cast. Sarah Gadon was positively wonderful. Franco's performance as a teacher was a bit lackluster but overall his performance was credible. The tension resulting from changing the course of events was drama filled and really held my interest. Overall I enjoyed it so much I had about three viewing so far of the entire series. Caught it all on Amazon Prime Video
  • Jun 08, 2022
    King's book is a masterpiece, but the series is lousy. Its main flaw is in the script; the numerous changes and additions to the book are useless, clumsy, distracting. Much is taken away from the book's plot, even parts that would make excellent cinematic material. The original characters are flattened, the new ones are poor, often inconsistent. The acting of Mr. Franco is embarrassing. The book was poignant and compelling; the series is a sad travesty of it.
  • Feb 21, 2022
    From the files of "Ooooo. That could have been better," comes 11.22.63. Sadly the choice of James Franco as the lead of this series was a bad, bad choice. He plays it almost the same way as his character in "Pineapple Express" (a much better movie) where he stupidly bumbles through much of the miniseries making mistake after costly mistake in his attempt to thwart the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy. I never read the source material this show was based on, but it was frustrating to see his character go from making mistakes like a Keystone cop to planning based on the teachings of his mentor played by the great Chris Cooper. Other than Franco, most of the rest of the cast does an outstanding job throughout the series. One very limiting feature of the plot is the notion that, if you go back through the time portal, anything you've done up to that point will reset. That's problematic in 2 big areas. For one, (and I don't want to spoil the ending) IF JFK's assassination is foiled, by going back, won't that reset the timeline to where it won't even matter if you prevented it or not? And two, it would have been much more interesting if Franco could have gone back from time to time to check and see if his progress was making any kind of positive or negative impact. Of course, in that case, the plot vehicle where the reset occurs would have to be abandoned in order for the story to progress. I just wish the creators could have done a better job of writing and editing to make the story move faster (it's slow at times) and recast the Franco part to another actor that might portray the protagonist as something more than a drug-addled idiot. He didn't have to be a super-history-genius, but he didn't have to be a moron tripping every landmine in the story to create so many "whoops" moments. It wasn't a bad series and if you're looking for something to binge, I recommend it. Each episode is about an hour and since there are only 8, you can easily run through the complete series in a day if you're a total couch potato.
  • Feb 06, 2022
    This thing crashes disastrously somewhere on the 2nd or 3rd part. I can't figure what made King take a perfectly good story, flatten the hell out of it, make up all these ridiculous side plots that weren't there to begin with, and practically kill the story. Everything here is just so off. I couldn't even force myself to the last part being so disinterested as I got. Do yourself a favor and read the book.

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