There are hundreds of shows on TV right now, and no human being could watch everything. Now, cognizant of the fact that everyone has different tastes, I sometimes have trouble recommending shows to others because I’m also limited to what shows I myself watch (and that’s already a lot of TV). But I thought it would be fun to do a few suggestion posts and talk about some shows that you might not be watching and are actually missing out on. (And I need people to talk to about these shows!)
Cast: Laura Ramsey, Sarah Goldberg, Craig Horner, John Patrick Amedori, Nick Clifford, Drew Sidora
Executive Producers: Emily Fox, John A. Norris, Alexander Motlagh, Maggie Malina
# of Episodes (As of Posting): 10 – Season 1 finale aired Mar. 11
Show in a Nutshell: On the eve of her second wedding, Becca (Ramsey) suddenly finds herself transported back to the day of her first wedding in 1995, and sees it as a second chance to right the wrongs of her past.
Why You Should Be Watching: It’s the classic question of “What if?” We have all had instances where we look back on our lives and wonder the possibilities of what could have been, or what would we do differently if given the chance? Hindsight tackles that head on. It really is an interesting look at Becca’s attempt to redo her twenties, with full knowledge of what has already happened in the present/future. But as the show continues on, the question of destiny and fate gets brought up: Even if you can change your past, are there some things that were always meant to happen?
Now the logistics of how Becca even got transported back to 1995 are still a mystery, but that’s not the point of the show. The big focus of Hindsight are on Becca’s relationships with: Sean (Horner), her 2015 ex-husband & 1995 fiance; Andy (Clifford), her childhood friend & 2015 fiance, her brother Jamie (Amedori); and most importantly, her best friend Lolly (Goldberg). Lolly is the only person who knows about Becca’s sudden trip to the past, and because of their deep friendship, believes Becca almost immediately when she’s told of what happened. There’s a looming dark cloud over the two friends though, as Becca informs Lolly that they aren’t on speaking terms in the future present but refuses to make any more mention of it. It is a lot of fun to watch this incredible friendship that Becca and Lolly have though, and honestly, it’s nice to see a meaningful female friendship on TV (think about it, there aren’t a lot of those on TV).
Have I also mentioned there’s a great nostalgia factor? The mid 90s music, the fashion, the lack of current technology (Bye iPhone! Hi pager!) – it’s all there.
Ultimately, it’s a wonderfully written dramedy and really takes a hard look at that big question of “What if?” In this case, going back in time has proven to be just the thing to make the typical “living in the city in your 20s” story feel fresh.
Hindsight was recently picked up for season 2; catch up on season 1 on VH1.com.