Travel through centuries, decades and days with a young H.G. Wells in the time machine he created. Using creative elements from many of Wells's classic stories, Time After Time creates a fantasy world surrounding the events that inspired these great literary works. We look at the world of today through the eyes of yesterday while fully charged with danger and centered in thrills, satire, humor - and most of all - an epic love story.
On one hand, fans love the guilty pleasure of a hot serial killer who seduces his victims. On the other hand, critics argue the show couldn't possibly last for a few seasons or add much more to the book or film adaptation. After two episodes on premiere night, is "Time After Time" running out of time?
Den of Geek's Kayti Burt gave the show 2.5 out of 5 stars. Ouch!
While she acknowledged that show is entertaining, she said it won't last. There's just not enough plot for this story to remain relevant and interesting for even a few seasons.
We've already discovered plenty of time-travel shows this season, and instead of sci-fi inquisitiveness or paradoxical twistiness, Time After Time counters with handsome Brits from the past taking off their shirts. That's not pioneering enough for me to keep watching.
Indiewire's Liz Shannon Miller gave the show a "Grade B."
And seriously, why is Jack the Ripper super-hot? Are we meant to take Jack’s super-hotness as a commentary on the connection between sex and death? Is Jack’s super-hotness indicative of the way his legacy has seduced history? Is it just that Bowman is an attractive young man who happened to be cast in the role and then shown shirtless on screen at least once?
I don’t expect “Time After Time” to ever solve that final mystery, but there’s enough intrigue to some of the time travel-related ones for me to keep watching.
It's imaginable to Miller and others that her questions would obviously be explored in later episodes of what many view as another entertaining time-traveling series.