I stopped watching at episode 10! Now, let me say that I was really looking forward to this show and I'm very disappointed it didn't live up to my expectations. What made me stop watching? It's not the acting, not the effects - it's the story.
It feels like the writers didn't know where to go with this around episode 7. Cole and Cassy stopped the outbreak, everything seemed to be fine! Guess what? They didn't! Somehow the story must go on and thus the outbreak wasn't really stopped. I suspected this would happen, but it threw me off anyways.
I think the two hour movie it was based on just hadn't enough juice to fuel a whole TV show, so the writers introduced some other characters and brought more storylines into play. Unfortunately, this didn't really help and made the whole show more confusing than interesting. If they had sticked to the original storyline, explained some parts of it in more depth, especially some characters, I believe they could've made a great 20 episode show.
There was so much potential. Instead the show was convoluted with characters and storylines, which I think are just there to stretch the whole show over more episodes.
This has slowly become the show I HAVE to watch each week.
After first two episodes, looks like a promessing show.
Around & Around, then Around Some More...
Standard SyFy fare -- not great, not awful, sticks to the bland middle-ground. Time travel is a hard plot to do well, and SyFy hasn't succeeded where others have failed. There are plenty of times when you might wonder, "hey, wait a minute -- if they could go back and fix that thing, why can't they go back and fix this one" -- it's best not to think a lot while watching 12 Monkeys, you'll get a headache. They've employed the lazy way to construct time travel stories -- melodramatic catastrophic events followed by time travelling back to fix things.
Mediocre, average and bland -- like most series on SyFy. The plot runs in circles, with no resolution in sight. Would've been better as an 8-episode miniseries telling a story to completion.
This is a show you must see. Awesome show, awesome characters and awesome episodes and action.
Struggling to keep interested in this one left to watch for another time if i get bored!