11.22.63

Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2016 American science fiction thriller miniseries 11.22.63 that was based on the book 11/22/63 by Stephen King.

What is it about?

This is how Hulu describes this miniseries:

Imagine having the power to change history.

Would you journey down the “rabbit hole?” This eight –part event series follows Jake Epping (James Franco), an ordinary high school teacher, presented with the unthinkable mission of traveling back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

Jake travels to the past in order to solve the most enduring mystery of the 20th century: who killed JFK, and could it have been stopped?

But as Jake will learn, the past does not want to be changed.

And trying to divert the course of history may prove fatal.

Final Thoughts

The visual quality and acting in this miniseries was better than I had expected, but they changed so much from the book that they messed things up in my opinion.

I think that it was a mistake for them to change so many things, it basically became its own thing in some ways, it would have been better if they had followed the book more closely without contradicting parts of it.

They created characters who did not exist, they changed some characters, they changed the order of some events, they skipped some things that I think were worth showing and they even referenced a few things confusingly without explanation, they had some characters doing and saying things that they did not do or say and that conflicts with their character in the book, et cetera.

Even with them messing up with those things, I would still give it a 3.5, and one part near the end made me tear up a bit to my surprise; but the book is without a doubt better than this miniseries.

The end,

-John Jr

A Raccoon Gets Into The House

I remembered several dreams but I did not record them each time before going back to sleep, and so now I can only barely remember part of three dreams.

Dream 1

The end of this dream took place during the day outside at a college, I was possibly a student at the college and maybe I played soccer on the soccer team and / or I was just playing soccer alone at that moment, and I saw my former male classmate AH walking by with some of his roommates.

I greeted AH, we briefly talked and I tried to get him to play soccer with me and / or join the soccer team with me, but he declined and said that he was maybe an illegal drug dealer and / or something like that now and was focused on making money and he said that he was doing well.

I reminded him about how good he used to be at soccer back when we used to be on the same little league soccer team back in our public school days, and I reminded him how good we were as a team back then.

He led the offense and I led the defense, he agreed that those were good times and that we were a good team back then, but he still declined my offer.

We said goodbye and I told him that if he changes his mind to let me know, but I woke up.

Dream 2

This dream was inspired by me watching some of the miniseries 11.22.63 before going to sleep.

The dream involved Jake Epping and I going back in time to the 1960s, not together but separately (we never even communicated or even knew of each other’s existence), and during the dream I was a teacher teaching in Jodi, Texas.

Later Jake Epping did the same thing when he got there, and he taught in Jodi, Texas under the fake name George Amberson.

But that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 3

This dream took place inside a fictional one-story shotgun style-like house, I was in a mostly empty room with my brother GC, and this room was a kitchen / dining room / living room that somewhat reminded me of the kitchen / dining room at my grandfather IC’s house.

It was probably night, my brother GC was exercising only wearing maybe underwear, and we were talking as he exercised when suddenly I noticed a brown and black raccoon that had somehow got in the house.

The raccoon did not seem scared of us, I tried to get it to leave the house but it would not, and so I started attacking it and maybe even trying to kill it.

Surprisingly it still would not leave or die (it did run around the house a bit), and during this two or three other non-human animals (I can not remember what kind of animals now) somehow got inside the house as well.

I stopped trying to attack or kill the raccoon, and I stopped to try to decide how to get the animals out the house while also wanting to find out how they were getting inside the house.

But I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr

Trying To Stop Frank Dunning

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Once again I had a variety of dreams that I woke up remembering but each time I went back to sleep without recording them, one of these dreams was remembered pretty clearly but is forgotten now unfortunately, and so now I can only barely remember part of my last dream.

This dream was inspired by the miniseries 11.22.63 that I am watching now because I finished reading the book 11/22/63 last year.

The end of the dream involved either Jake Epping, me, or someone else traveling back in time.

This person was trying to stop most of the Dunning family from being murdered by Frank Dunning, but this person did something that messed up the sequence of events so Frank Dunning’s location was unknown and his wife Doris Dunning’s location was unknown during the time that the Dunning family murder was supposed to take place.

The Dunning children were inside the house alone, this information was possibly shared with the person by someone else, and the person was possibly not close enough to reach the Dunning house in time to save them if their father Frank Dunning showed up.

The person was not sure what to do, should they rush to the Dunning house to protect the Dunning children, should they go looking for Doris Dunning to save her if she was even alive because maybe Frank Dunning was killing her now, should they wait, should they return back to the future and try again, et cetera.

As the person tried to decide this I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr

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