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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 24, 2007
  • Season #: 1
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9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 164 Ratings

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  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: After witnessing the end of ancient "Rome," Kevin McKidd finds himself time-traveling in modern-day San Francisco.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 26
  2. Negative: 6 out of 26
  1. This new NBC time-travel drama is fairly mind-blowing and harrowing, laying out a preposterous scenario that it makes feel nonetheless believable.
  2. Reviewed by: Henry Goldblatt
    75
    Journeyman is an enjoyable romp--one that provides the accessibility of a procedural as well as the continuing mystery of "Lost" or "Heroes." [28 Sep 2007, p.94]
  3. 63
    The biggest question you'll be left with after tonight's premiere is a big, fat "why?"
  4. Reviewed by: Lesley Smith
    50
    Once freed from the scaffolding and backstory constraints of a series premiere, Journeyman may find itself.
  5. Time travel looked so cool and carefree in "Back to the Future" that you wonder why it seems to become so difficult and often downright unpleasant when TV characters try it. In the case of Dan Vassar, the time traveler in NBC's new Journeyman, it also gets unreasonably complicated for the viewer.
  6. It certainly looked good on paper. Alas, like some seductive Internet suitor, Journeyman seems perfect until he actually shows up, weedy and uncertain, at your door. In an effort to keep things grounded in "real life," as opposed to groovy sci-fi counterculture, writer-producer Kevin Falls relies on an earnestness that grows irritating.
  7. 20
    The premise is weak and leaky, the star is dull and dreary, and the only trip Journeyman ought to take is right back to the shop for repairs--or off to the dump for a decent burial.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 98
  2. Negative: 1 out of 98
  1. Feb 23, 2014
    10
    I just finished watching this season for the first time. What a magnificent TV show. Heart warming, thought provoking, and beautifullyI just finished watching this season for the first time. What a magnificent TV show. Heart warming, thought provoking, and beautifully immersive. The user score speaks for itself, 9.2 (161 ratings). In a perfect world this would have been at least two seasons. Absolutely worth a watch if you haven't seen it already. If you liked Journeyman you may also enjoy the TV show Rubicon. Expand
  2. BarbS
    Dec 2, 2007
    10
    This show is a refreshing alternative to the mindless entertainment dominating the airwaves of late. It engages the viewer on a cerebral This show is a refreshing alternative to the mindless entertainment dominating the airwaves of late. It engages the viewer on a cerebral level and involves characters you really come to care about. The suspension of disbelief that is necessary to 'buy into' the story is not difficult to manage. I love this show. It doesn't surprise me to discover it is created by people who were involved with West Wing. I loved that show too! Expand
  3. LG.
    Oct 7, 2007
    10
    Great show! I'm so hooked! I'm surprised the critics score isn't higher but glad to see the high USER rating!
  4. ZooCaretaker
    Jan 1, 2008
    10
    Best show of the season. Well written; great acting; awesome thought provoking episodes including love, family, science, intrigue, suspense, Best show of the season. Well written; great acting; awesome thought provoking episodes including love, family, science, intrigue, suspense, history, romance, car chases, (actual) cliff hangers, time travel and changing history for the better all rolled up in one hour show that gets better and better each week. A great show for the entire family! Expand
  5. JoeT.
    Oct 2, 2007
    9
    Reminds of The Time Traveler's Wife re jigged for TV. The smart script plays well off the emotional baggage and history of the Reminds of The Time Traveler's Wife re jigged for TV. The smart script plays well off the emotional baggage and history of the 'present day' set of characters. Great stuff. Expand
  6. ScottH.
    Nov 12, 2007
    9
    Love the show.
  7. KevinL.
    Sep 24, 2007
    2
    Its boring plotline along with such a weak premise makes it some of the most disappointing shows of the fall season. Not the worst, but I Its boring plotline along with such a weak premise makes it some of the most disappointing shows of the fall season. Not the worst, but I would have expected it to be much much better. The ideas are very unoriginal and you know that there must be better time-travelers elsewhere. The ideas are weak and dull. Collapse

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