That Was Then: Season 1 Reviews

February 10, 2021
You can't help but think these series might be speaking to or feeding off of something audience members are feeling -- or, at least, network executives think American viewers are feeling.
February 10, 2021
Watch Do Over instead.
March 11, 2020
The pilot is entertaining, but where is it going to go from here? If [James] Bulliard's character ever gets the girl, the show's over.
January 7, 2020
A lightweight charmer, ABC's "That Was Then" takes most of its cues from "Back to the Future" while hitting some clever notes of its own.
January 7, 2020
Like most of the situations in "That Was Then," it's a painfully familiar viewing experience.
January 7, 2020
The best part of each episode is at the end when Travis is transported back to the present and sees how drastically it has been changed by his meddling.
January 7, 2020
You wouldn't have to travel very far into the future to see this thing getting canceled.
January 7, 2020
An only so-so realization of its concept, but it could work for those who are hooked on the kind of science fiction that is more about people than machines.
January 7, 2020
"That Was Then" tries so hard to be both funny and emotional that it gets a Twister-sized lumbar tear in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 7, 2020
An exceptional star might have been able to overcome the conceptual shortcomings, but James Bulliard is essentially charisma-free as Travis.
January 7, 2020
Successful series have been built around less interesting fantasies, but the creators of "That Was Then" are almost as hapless as their hero.
January 7, 2020
That Was Then unfolds as a mushy mess.
January 7, 2020
The more I think about this show, the less I want to think about this show.
January 7, 2020
The same actors play the characters in both eras, which is more laughable in some instances than others.
January 7, 2020
Ultimately, "That Was Then" suffers from the same disease that affects most television: The idea almost always overshadows the execution.
January 7, 2020
A genial, melancholy feel and a twist ending in the premiere makes this adult-mind-in-the-body-of-his-teenage-self series a mild surprise.