Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Frequency


Based on the 2000 movie, the series Frequency was about a woman communicating with her father from 20 years ago via a CB radio. I'm not sure if this is considered fantasy or sci fi.

Frequency is one of my "go to" movies. I'm a fan. If I catch it on TV, I'm pretty much watching it to the end. So, when I heard they were doing a TV version, I was in.

Sadly, I was mostly alone. Frequency was cancelled, but as with No Tomorrow, an epilogue was released in May tying up loose ends. So, while it's only a season, it is a complete season.

The premise: 20 years ago, Frank Sullivan was killed in the line of duty. (In the movie he was a firefighter. The TV show made him a cop.) Raimy Sullivan is one day messing with his old CB radio when she ends up talking to her dad. (In the movie the Raimy character was male.) From 20 years ago. Just before her father's death.

Spoiler: Frank survives. Raimy gives him enough information so that he can avoid his death. But, now Raimy's mother (who had been alive before) is gone, murdered by a serial killer. Can Raimy and Frank (working together via the CB radio, because Frank is still dead in the present) save her? And what else has changed in Raimy's world now that Frank avoided his fate?

Frequency aired on The CW, and it now appears to be streaming in the usual places like Amazon and YouTube as well as Netflix. It was 13 episodes. And that last episode (with the new epilogue) means that there are no cliffhangers or loose ends.

Have you heard of the TV version of Frequency? Have you seen the movie?

19 comments:

  1. I love the movie and thought it was excellent in the way they approached time travel(?) and being a thriller. I didn't watch the series because I knew I would be sucked in only to see it being cancelled. This happened last year to me when I loved that show where the man never dies but reawakens in water. It was panned but I loved it

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    1. Forever! Loved that show!

      I know what you mean, which is why I'm letting you know if may only be 13 episodes, but there's a complete story arc with an ending. Think of it like a 13 hour movie :)

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  2. Hadn't heard of the movie or the TV show, but it does sound like an interesting plot. Good that they did tie up the series if they knew it was gone. Don't like those cliff hanging ones.

    betty

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  3. I have heard of both, but never watched either. I'm glad that the CW allowed it to tie up loose ends—they seem to do that a lot.

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  4. It survived as long as Firefly. They just don't give these shows a chance anymore.

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  5. Nope I have not heard of either of them.

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    1. Worth your time if you're looking for something to watch.

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  6. I saw the movie years ago and thought it was pretty good. The show did sound interesting, too. Too bad they canceled it. They always seem to do that to things I like.

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  7. I can't even place this! Gosh, my memory.

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    1. The links go to imdb. That might help ;)

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  8. Thanks for the reminder, I need to finish that show up!

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    1. Oooh, what episode did you get up to?

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  9. I've seen the movie. I like it. I didn't realize there was a TV show. I need to look for it on Netflix.

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    1. Yeah, it kind of flew under the radar. Which is too bad, because the show was quite good.

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  10. Oh I remember the movie. I loved it. I had no clue on the tv show since I don't have regular tv. I'll have to look it up.

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  11. I've never heard of it. Sometimes I think a short series is better than the ones that drag on and on and end up with a ridiculous finale eg; Lost. Thanks for the tip. I'll see if I can get it.

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    1. Hopefully you'll be able to access it. It was interesting.

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  12. I don't think this has made to it Oz. Sounds like an interesting idea. Short and sweet though I reckon cos otherwise it could easily turn into a bit of a soap.

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    1. It might not have. I hope it does at some point, though.

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