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.
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.
I had various dreams that I remembered and that I almost recorded, but each time I would think about recording them but I would just go back to sleep without recording them until I finally forgot those dreams; and so now I can only remember barely part of three dreams after those now forgotten dreams.
This dream took place inside a building that may have been a multi-purpose multi-story school / college / hospital-like building but I can not remember, and it was probably inspired by me needing to use the bathroom in the real world.
I walked around this building possibly looking for a bathroom, I met various people along the way including maybe some of my former classmates, and I probably went to several different bathrooms throughout the dream; but that is all that I can remember of this dream.
This dream involved me being with my mom inside a building inside a room that looked like the bedroom by the family room in The E House combined with a larger non-house-like room, and we were approached by the character George Amberson (real name Jake Epping) played by James Franco from the miniseries 11.22.63.
George Amberson was wearing a suit with a fedora, he was the only person among the people there who approached us, and he approached us smiling and he greeted us like he knew us.
George gave us his condolences because it seemed that my brother CC had died, probably in military combat if he was still in the military like I assumed so he probably died in a battle / war, and he said some good things about my brother CC and how he had looked forward to recruiting him for maybe another job (I guess my brother CC was about to leave the military and was going to be recruited by George to work with whatever company he worked for, but my brother CC died).
George gave my mom a hug, he shook my hand, and he asked who I was so my mom told him that I was CC’s oldest brother John Jr.
George replied that it was nice to meet me, he made a comment about wishing that me and my other brothers were like CC, and that I guess we were as good as him or something like that except it was not as harshly worded as that; but it still caused an internal reaction on my part, and my mom verbally countered his statement saying that we all had some things that we were better at than others and that none of us were better than the other.
George apologized and we walked outside talking with him, it was day outside and it was a sunny day, and maybe it looked like we were in the city of D near the parking lot of where Kmart used to be.
George said that he would like to recruit me and / or one or more of my other brothers but that we currently did not meet the standards that they were looking for, but if we worked toward that and reached that he would be willing to recruit us so that we should contact him if that day ever comes.
But I woke up.
This dream seemed to involve forgotten ancient history here on Earth showing how humanity gained so much knowledge in a short amount of time, and what / who gave us that boost that helped us survive until this day; and so I assume that I was seeing things from the past during ancient times.
There was another sentient species / civilization on Earth who probably looked mostly human but they were probably not human, I am not sure if the were alien or demi-deities or closely related to humans or what or who they were exactly, I just know that this assumed other humanoid species / civilization was way more advanced than humans at the time but their population was probably very small compared to humans.
I am not sure if they were just visitors or if they were living on Earth or if they were here before humans, there may have only been a few of them, but I can not remember.
At some point one or more people (the one that I saw was possibly a tall male, a bit taller than human, with maybe light-color skin but I can not remember; who seemed like he wanted to help humans develop more peacefully) from this advanced assumed other species / civilization decided to help humanity by sharing some knowledge with humans. (I wondered if this is where some of the religious myths of human-like gods and goddesses and other deities started during this era of them helping our species, and I wondered if some of them were worshiped by humans and whether some of them ruled over humans or not)
The advanced male humanoid that I probably saw helping humanity was probably warned by the others of his kind (one of whom was probably a female) that this was not a good idea helping humanity and maybe he was told to not do so, but he disagreed (he probably understood some of their concerns, but maybe he had more faith in humanity and hoped that he could help our species evolve peacefully without as high of a risk as the others had warned) and he ignored their warnings / broke their rules and continued to help humanity evolve.
At some point during this period of them helping humans there was an ambitious male warlord-like human with light-color skin who decided to use some of this knowledge to gain power and conquer et cetera, he took advantage of their help trying to learn whatever he could to help him reach his selfish goals, and he became a leader probably conquering territory and ruling over other humans.
Eventually he gained enough knowledge that he felt confident enough to kill the species / civilization that had helped him and the rest of human develop so fast, and so he started a campaign to kill them all and steal whatever knowledge and technology that he could from them because they had probably only shared some of the more peaceful stuff with our species.
I am not sure if some of them left and / or hid or if they were all killed or not, but the man’s campaign was successful it seemed so now humans ruled the planet and had advanced greatly but things were not so peaceful now.
There were still some humans trying to live peacefully, one was a woman with light-color skin with long orange hair who looked like and who I assumed was Ella Hughes, and she went around trying to find knowledge and technology from that now defeated or missing or killed advanced species / civilization.
Ella was gifted at being able to better read and understand the things that they left behind, and so the warlord-like man sent for her to help him translate and understand writings and technology that he himself could not make sense of.
The warlord’s plan to wipe out the advanced species / civilization so that he could steal their knowledge / technology and have no rivals had somewhat backfired on him now that he did not have any of them around to teach him, and so he hoped that Ella could help him.
Ella did not agree with the warlord-like man or his actions and refused to help him with his goals, but she would help translate and figure out some things that she felt that all of humanity should know and that she did not feel that he could use militarily et cetera.
The warlord-like man showed Ella some texts and technology, Ella was about to read some of the text, and so she got started on her work.
I am not sure if I had this dream last night or the night before or another day, I remembered part of this dream when I was talking to my mom and she mentioned that it was flooding where my female cousin KE or CE lives, and then I suddenly remembered part of this dream.
All that I can remember of this dream is that I woke up in bed at my parent’s house during the morning and it was probably raining, I looked outside to see that the yard was flooded to my surprise, and so I yelled for my brother GC to look out of the window.
My brother GC walked over to look out the window, I told him that I did not realize that it had rained that much and that I had never seen our yard this flooded before but fortunately our house is raised off the ground so the water level was not high enough yet to reach inside our house, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.
All that I can remember of this dream is that it took place inside a windowless building that was possibly The White House or connected to The White House or near The White House, my mom was possibly in the dream at some point but I can not remember, and this dream probably took place over several days or weeks.
There were carpeted hallways with various rooms like how you expect the inside of The White House to look, each day I would walk through some of the hallways to go inside a media or cinema-like room where there was a large television or a projector projecting to a large screen on the wall, and you could watch television and films et cetera while sitting in some normal chairs spread around the room or just sit on the carpeted floor and maybe there were some seating structures built up higher in parts of the room.
Some other people would go inside this room to watch things on the screen as well, one of these people was The President Of The United StatesBarack Obama, and he would often visit this room after work it seemed like he would go there to relax.
I probably got to talk with President Obama at least once inside this room, I think that one day I was talking with my mom inside this room about jobs and being unemployed et cetera, and President Obama was in the room.
After this conversation I remember worrying that President Obama may have heard our conversation, and I was worried that he would ask me about jobs and my unemployment which is a very sensitive topic to me and I hate when most people randomly ask me where I work and things like that (usually strangers or family members).
If he was going to offer me a job or help me get a job, then that would not be so bad, but so far that has never been the case all these years when people bring up the topic of jobs with me; and so I started trying to avoid President Obama.
I tried to lay low in the back of the room when he would be there or avoid the room when he was inside, it was a bit ridiculous but that is how sensitive this topic is to me, but I did feel silly even in the dream.
At some point I probably was going to stop avoiding President Obama and hope for the best, maybe he would help me get a job instead of wasting my time and making me feel uncomfortable asking me questions and talking about jobs and my unemployment, and if not at least I would not be worried anymore and I could stop avoiding him; but I woke up.
All that I can remember of this dream from last night is that it took place during the day and I was shopping with my mom in the city of D in a fictional store where the PL Grocery Store used to be, and as we were finishing quickly because I needed to drive to the city of L for a doctor’s appointment I remember seeing the actor James Franco and a man who looked like his brother Dave Franco but in this dream they were probably not brothers but I could be wrong.
In this dream Dave Franco seemed to be a friend of James Franco who would often follow him around and go partying with him et cetera like Dave looked up to James and wanted to be like him or be him, and they were about to leave the store as well.
James looked like he was on drugs and/or that something was wrong with him, I heard the two of them saying that they were leaving to meet at what I assume was a club, and they left in separate automobiles.
I was about to leave hoping to be able to stop at a fictional buffet to eat before going to my doctor’s appointment because the buffet was going to close for the day soon, and so I left in my automobile and my mom left in hers.
I remember driving behind James and Dave, something strange happened during the drive with James like he lost part of his memory and was driving strangely, and so I followed him to the club to maybe make sure that he was okay.
The club was one long mobile home-like building or several connected mobile home-like buildings that were raised off the ground and on the left side of the road somewhere past Walmart, and I followed James inside.
Later Dave arrived and was annoyed that James had went to the club without him earlier than expected, but James did not seem to notice him or remember who he was; and I was not sure if he was intentionally ignoring him or was it drugs and/or did he really lose part of his memory.
They listened to music, ate, drank, danced, played games, et cetera as James continued to act strange and like he did not remember who Dave was; and this made Dave even more annoying, and at some point I remember Dave not having a shirt on and I remember him having one or more tattoos on his body.
Dave’s annoyance and anger were slowly building and eventually he directly confronted James but James still did not seem to remember him or know what he was talking about, and so it seemed that something was wrong with James.
I am not sure what happened but the next thing that I remember is going outside to leave the club, magically he outside was different now and was no longer by the road, and now it was in a field that felt like it was in another part of the city of D.
The outside of the club was different and was on the ground now and it was connected to a repair shop that repaired boats and probably some other types of vehicles, and as I was walking to my automobile many other people arrived by automobile with brown skin with black hair like they were from a family reunion or funeral.
They had a boat and they tried to carry it inside the repair shop so I stopped to help them carry it inside, one of them accidentally damaged the door of the repair shop with maybe a crowbar, and a female worker with white and yellow skin with black hair opened another door for us and showed us where to put the boat.
After moving the boat I really needed to urinate so I went to the bathroom which looked strange and crowded, the bathroom did not have much privacy and there was maybe a ditch area with maybe some water and that part looked a bit cave-like maybe, and I remember several urinals having white plastic bags in them instead of drains so I avoided those.
At some point I found a urinal or toilet to urinate in but I was having a hard time urinating because I was not comfortable with the crowd of people, at some point I started urinating and when I was almost done I noticed a young woman with white skin with some freckles with yellow and orange hair staring at me urinate from behind the ditch and cave-like area.
Her family (parent’s, sister, and maybe a female friend) was with her and entering the bathroom from that side so I had no privacy and they could see me urinating, I thought that it was rude for her to stare and maybe her sister and friend walked over to stare as well, and I finished urinating and I went to wash my hands.
There was a television in the bathroom and a film was playing, some of my former classmates were in the bathroom like my former male classmate DH so I started talking with him as I washed my hands, and then we got interrupted by our former female classmate AH who suddenly rose (stood up) seductively from under water (maybe a tub or the ditch water) like she was swimming or taking a bath but I can not remember if she was wearing a swimsuit or if she was naked.
She seductively greeted us and told us to not be fooled because that the film playing was not a new film and that it was an old film, my former classmate DH and I were confused, and I was wondering why was she and the other women in the men’s bathroom and what was she doing in that water and how long has she been under the water because I did not see her earlier.
But I woke up shortly after this as I tried to make sense of what was happening, and in the real world I needed to urinate badly so that is probably why I had the bathroom part of the dream.