If you could go back in time and change one thing about your life, what would it be? How about a thousand things? I bet every single person on this planet thought about that, wishing there was a way to fix their mistakes and regrets and take the chances they never had the courage to take.
Well, I doubt you can do it with your own life, but you can see someone else take this road, and maybe learn something from it for yourself.
Hindsight is a story of Becca who goes to bed on the night before her second wedding… and wakes up 20 years earlier, on the morning of her first one. She has no idea how it happened or if she can turn it back. What she does know is that it’s 1995, and that whatever happened to her happened for a reason – maybe she can fix the mistakes and right the wrongs now that she has a chance to do it.
Not that this ‘past’ life is not challenging! Using a pager instead of an iPhone is one hell of a torture, for one thing. And don’t even get me started on the whole Windows’95! That, and all the relationships that changed one way or the other over the next 2 decades that she has to navigate now without giving herself away.
Sounds like fun, isn’t it?
It actually is.
An hour-long drama, Hindsight is full of hilarious dialogue, awkward situations, and witty one-liners. Laura Ramsey, playing Becca, and Sarah Goldberd, her crazy-weird-awesome BFF Lolly, who manages to steal every scene she’s in with her charm and humor, will make it worth your time. Not to mention some serious ‘mancandy’ involved in the story. Come on!
The show is steeped in drama, mind you, what with all the decisions and choices that Becca wants to make ‘just right’ this time, but it somehow keeps the mood light despite the gravity of the situation. On the one hand, you feel for the protagonist and want to know what’s going on and if there is any point to all of it, but on the other – Becca and Lolly’s life in 1995 looks like so much fun you just want it to keep rolling, accompanied by the pretty much immortal hits brought to you by Cranberries and Collective Soul.
Did I mention that the soundtrack totally rocks? At least if you appreciate the tunes of the aforementioned era.
Peppered with the delicious 90’s references and Becca’s occasional revelations of the future (AOL stopped being a thing, people!), Hindsight is a delightful watch. It doesn’t shy away from clichés and stereotypes, choosing to weave them into the story (mostly ironically). Plus – strong and awesome female protagonists rule! Much to the show’s credit, the characters are far from perfect, their lives – both in the past and in the future – are messed up, and doing the right thing, even when you KNOW it’s right, is not always easy. Don’t let the romcom-style premise fool you – Hindsight keeps its audience on edge with the perpetual ‘what ifs’ and impossible choices.
Personally, I’m curious about them addressing the historically big events, like maybe 9/11 or the war in Iraq – should we ever get this far. I mean, the possibilities for this show are quite literally endless at this point.
Which brings me to a very important piece of advice – check it out!