Abrams and King, as soon as I read these two paired names I was convinced. I haven’t even watched the trailer, but I went to browse around the plot and I found it absolutely brilliant: Kennedy was one of the most beloved presidents of the States, but is it because he is dead too soon? In the short time he was President he made positive choices for his country, but would he continue to go on like this if he stayed alive?
Could some of the recent wars have been avoided? Could Kennedy have saved the world?
Based on this question, Jake Epping’s (James Franco) ride through time begins in an effort to change the fate of the President.
11.22.63 is the date that must be changed, but this secret assignment will be hampered not only by Lee Harvey Oswald (the one who was found guilty of the crime – played by Daniel Webber), but above all by a past that does not want to be changed.
Will he succeed?
And if so, it will be good or he make things worse?
The 2016 TV series event is based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, but… now I’ll say a very strange thing for me, I prefer the adapted version!
This is because the television version is faster and focuses on the salient facts, while the book affixes more points of view and also focuses on secondary stories and descriptions which, however, do not give anything to the main plot.
One of the exceptions to this was Misery, but I normally prefer the scripted version of King, as happened with Under the Dome, It, The Green Mile.
The first trailer was released on November 19, 2015 and I personally watched it throughout November 2016, making sure that the final episode arrived on the 22nd. I recommend watch it in Autumn on the sofa.
It is a story of action but also of love. A poem broken by the thriller. It should be approached slowly and with time available to try to follow the various timelines, snuggled on the sofa, as close as possible to the radiator, with one of the symbols of the culinary revolution of the Sixties: the snacks !!! I wanted to recreate my favourite, even if only once * after which I bought them already packaged, and I must say that it is the perfect snack for an afternoon in the company of Jack, Sadie (Sarah Gadon), and Bill (George MacKey).
I am very happy that it is a mini-series, that it starts and ends, because it left me with a great feeling, and good things should not be abused.
I loved everything about this series, starting with the references to “Back to the Future”, not to mention TRKnight (George of Grey’s Anatomy) as a very bad man in a double-breasted suit.
The soundtrack is another good point of the show, during the 8 episodes of the first and only season, you can listen to songs of the quality of Stay (Just a Little Bit Longer) by Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, Then He Kissed Me by the female group The Crystals, Sam Cooke’s soul with Bring It On Home To Me up to the symbolic Soldier Boy sung by Shirelles. There are also many tributes to Edward Hopper’s painting, with a photograph largely inspired by the paintings of the American painter, perhaps the greatest artistic exponent of those years.
Alongside serious issues such as racism, marital abuse, we see the clothes of the time, good manners, language, long courtships … Maybe I have always been fascinated by the past, but this series seems to catapult us into the sixties too , and it is extraordinary.
About the end I don’t want to say anything because I would risk revealing it, but for once I can say with cert that every episode is worth it!
If the King / Abrams combination ever thinks of anything else, be sure that I’ll be in the front row watching it!
And you should too, along with a hot drink and a Fiesta Cake *.
(the recipe is my variation of the classic chocolate and orange cake)
For the filling:
-400 ml milk
– zest of 1 orange
-130 g sugar
-1 shot of cointreau
-50 ml orange juice
-60 g starch
For the syrup:
-2 tablespoons of cointreau
-5 ml of water
-1 tablespoon sugar
-250 g dark chocolate for the covering
I got the sponge cake ready, but if you want to do that too, here’s a good recipe:
To prepare the filling: heat the milk with the orange zest, then leave it to infuse for 20 minutes with the heat off. In a bowl, whip the egg yolks with the sugar, then add the sifted flour, then pour the filtered milk, the orange juice and the cointreau. Then place the product in a saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until the cream has condensed.
In the meantime, let’s take care of the syrup: first melt the sugar in a saucepan with the water and orange juice, then add the cointreau and mix well.
When everything is ready and cold, cut the sponge cake into two layers, moisten it with the orange syrup and make it with the cream. Then we cover with the other square of cake. We exert a light squeezing on the surface to make all the cream divide well.
Finally we melt the chocolate, pour it on the surface of the cake and with a long spatula, quickly completely cover the cake. Put it in the fridge to solidify for at least an hour, then place it on a serving dish and decorate with melted chocolate curves over the entire length of the surface.
I assure you it is a real pleasure!