I love Terry Gilliam’s movies but, somehow, I’d never seen 12 Monkeys until about eight weeks ago. Once I did, I had a bad feeling about Syfy’s adaptation (Fridays, 9/8C) – a feeling that wasn’t totally dispersed by the first two episodes on the screener that the network sent, but enough so that I’m looking forward to the next five episodes on a second screener set that arrived a couple days ago.
Who doesn’t like a good adventure thriller about time travelling? Inspired by the classic blockbuster film of the same name, this show explores the provocative story of a time traveler from the future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Using a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day. He has a mission – locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will all but annihilate the human race. “12 Monkeys” makes its series premiere on January 16, Friday at 9pm ET/PT.