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Like "Quantum Leap," but without the jumping into other people's bodies or Dean Stockwell or the remote control dealie. So, not really like "Quantum Leap," except for the time traveling.
San Francisco newspaper reporter Dan Vasser (Kevin McKidd, "Rome") finds himself jumping back and forth in time, for reasons that are entirely unclear to him. His disappearances alarm his wife (Gretchen Egolf) and cop brother (Reed Diamond) -- and are further complicated by the fact that he sees a long-lost love (Moon Bloodgood, "Day Break") when he jumps into the past.
What They Got Right:
I rather liked that the mechanics of Dan's time travel, and why he's been selected to do it, remain unexplained at first. Our confusion at the state of things mirrors his. McKidd and Diamond ("Homicide") show off a prickly/loving sibling dynamic that makes their scenes work really well.
What's Oh, So Wrong:
My enjoyment of the pilot's ambiguities will wear off pretty fast if it becomes clear that the show's creators don't have things sorted out either. While Bloodgood certainly is lovely, there's not much other evidence yet as to why she still has a hold over Dan.
Recommended If ...:
You like a little tortured romance with your sci fi-tinged storytelling.
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