Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The CW's 'Frequency' sprints across time,
space and family history

Back in 2000, the Gregory Hoblit movie “Frequency” opened to strong box-office and generally upbeat reviews. Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel played father and son crossing time via ham radio to perform gymnastics of weather, time and space — and of course gain the joy of a moving emotional closure.

The CW is performing its own time-travel experiment (one of several in a nostalgia-crowded season), using Hoblit’s thriller as the source of a flawed but watchable small-screen reimagining of the original film. “Frequency” the series revels in the fanciful liberties of leapfrogging time, just as the movie did.

But the producers and creator Jeremy Carver have deftly retrofitted a familiar film for the small screen with smart present-day touches and solid performances. Now if they can just do something about the weather. ...

Read the full review at TheWrap

Image credit: Photo: The CW

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