Many television enthusiasts are excited about the upcoming fall programming. After all, we get to see who died on the Walking Dead among many other revelations. However, the new shows have a lot to brag on, and if “Frequency” lives up to the hype, it is going to rank as one of the hottest shows to appear in some time.
In a review from Lindsay Macdonald, we read that the program “is about to be the best show on The CW” and then go on to learn exactly why. The theme of the show is a bit complex, as explained in a PopSugar article:
A woman accidentally alters the present when she’s able to contact her father, who is twenty years in the past, in this reboot of the 2000 movie of the same name.
The way this show is going to work looks like this – a female detective finds that she can use an old CB radio to speak with her father. The thing is, he’s been dead for two decades. Because of her chance to talk to him as if he is in “real-time”, she warns him of his impending death. When he is able to dodge this event it, quite naturally, alters her present.
As one reviewer said, “mother nature doesn’t like it when you rearrange her furniture” and from the moment her father fails to die, the main character’s current life begins to unravel.
Described as fast paced, it is based on a 2000 feature film that starred Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid, and has already garnered a lot of attention from fans of that movie. Opting for a female lead is a distinct spin, and many insist that it is simply CW seeking to capitalize on the trend in strong female leads, though it is unarguably an interesting spin on a pre-existing story.
Fans of the Fox hit “Fringe” will appreciate this program for its “alternate reality” take on things. Instead of using a time travel element, “Frequency” is going to integrate the “time as river” concept, stating that any changes in the past create an alternate timeline with entirely new events – though both timelines (original and altered) may exist at once.
Confused? Don’t be, advanced reviews say that the show and its story is handled very well, and even allows room for posing ethical questions about meddling with things already done. It also integrates the father-daughter team working together to solve an unsolved case, and even brings up the issue of the “butterfly effect”!
Created by the makers of “Supernatural” and “Being Human” the show stars Peyton List, Riley Smith, Mekhi Phifer, Anthony Ruivivar, Lenny Jacobson and Devin Kelley. So, if you love yourself a good unsolved murder, a time travel story, father-daughter dynamics, and in-depth discussions about the consequences of altering the past, you will probably want to set aside the time to watch “Frequency” when it hits the airwaves on October 5, 2016.