Looking to squeeze another TV show into your line up? 11.22.63 is streaming and ready for you!

I realized Monday night that the Hulu series was finally available, so I got out my Roku remote and started watching. First episode had me hooked!

11.22.63 is based on Stephen King’s book of the same name, where a high school teacher goes back in time to try to save J.F.K. from assassination. The book was absolutely amazing, so going into this I have pretty high expectations for the 8 episode miniseries that’s streaming on Hulu.

So far only the first episode has been posted to Hulu, with more to follow each week. I was impressed to see the series closed in on almost 90 minutes, and it stayed true to the book. Of course the downside of a book going to live action is that it pretty much erases everything you imagined when you were reading. So far I can say the TV show has been able to stick with exactly what I was picturing when reading the book. James Franco plays the lead character perfectly and Chris Cooper plays Al Templeton exactly how I imagined.

One of the things with Stephen King TV series, where I really do enjoy them, they sometimes come off a bit low budget. This has an element of that low budget cheese, but the story is so out there that it actually fits.

The best way I can describe what I’ve seen so far is a very twisted Back to the Future. So, imagine Marty McFly and Biff in a Stephen King film.

Overall, if you’re a fan of King, you’ll really enjoy this. Generally, I think most people will enjoy this show. History buffs might enjoy the throwbacks, drama fanatics will enjoy the story-line, and King fans will enjoy the twisted nature of everything.