{5/5} “The past doesn’t want to be changed. There are times when you feel it push back.”

11.22.63, aired in 2016

Jake is a teacher who’s just gotten a divorce. His friend Al, who owns a diner, shows him something astonishing — a portal to 1960. Al, who now has cancer, wants Jake to take over his mission — go back and stop JFK’s assassination. Jake makes the trip, taking most of Al’s advice — except he gets a flashy car. And he finds himself a girlfriend.

This is an 8-part miniseries. It’s based on a book by Stephen King (Stand By Me).

If watching The Queen’s Gambit makes you want to spend more time in the 1960s, this is the show for you. This story will grab you right away. It has some disturbing moments.

I like how when Jake has to come up with a story he reaches into his memory for “M*A*S*H” and “The Godfather.”

You will want to find out if he succeeds in his mission.

Stars James Franco, Sarah Gadon, George MacKay, and Chris Cooper.

The mysterious main theme is by J.J. Abrams and the mysterious episode music is by Alex Heffes. The songs from the era are delightful.

Created by Bridget Carpenter (writer on Dead Like Me).

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