Early Edition : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 28, 1996
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
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  • Summary: Gary Hobson was a regular Chicago stockbroker. One day his wife dumped him and he was forced to move into a hotel room. The next morning, at 6:30 am, a mysterious yellow cat showed up at his front door with tomorrow's edition of the Chicago Sun-Times. From that day on his life was never theGary Hobson was a regular Chicago stockbroker. One day his wife dumped him and he was forced to move into a hotel room. The next morning, at 6:30 am, a mysterious yellow cat showed up at his front door with tomorrow's edition of the Chicago Sun-Times. From that day on his life was never the same. At first skeptical, Gary started to try saving people's lives and stop disasters from happening. With the help of his friends Chuck and Marissa, Gary became a man with a mission, even though he doesn't know why or how the paper gets to him every morning.Early Edition was produced by CBS Productions and TriStar Television for CBS. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Science Fiction
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  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 12, 2013
    50
    Kyle Chandler ... is such a likable sweetie that he almost makes Early Edition watchable.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Queenan
    Jun 26, 2013
    50
    Like most programs involving clairvoyance or time travel, this idea gets tired fast.
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  1. Jan 23, 2016
    4
    Long before Person of Interest topped the ratings, there was a show with a similar premise. It was nothing as sophisticated as Harold'sLong before Person of Interest topped the ratings, there was a show with a similar premise. It was nothing as sophisticated as Harold's machine, and was constantly facing cancellation, but it too predicted and tried to prevent future crimes.

    Gary Hobson (Kyle Chandler) is an ordinary guy who is down on his luck, when he mysteriously starts receiving a copy of tomorrows newspaper at his door. His best friend, Chuck (Fisher Stevens), wants to use the information to get rich, but Gary has other plans. He wants to use the information to stop crimes from being committed and enters a world he is not at all prepared for.

    The show is similar to Person of Interest, but didn't do nearly as well, because the whole thing is hokey. The show is rarely serious and full of very amateurish jokes. Kyle Chandler play a pretty interesting guy, but he's the only believable character. His best friend is an ass, who would be in jail, and his partner is a blind woman. Not to mention there is some weird angle with the stray cat Gary adopts, that doesn't make much sense.

    The whole stopping crimes before they happen came about in Minority Report and garnered major success for shows like Person of Interest, but it may have gotten it's start with Early Edition, a show with a terrific premise, that was unfortunately barely watchable.
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