Now comes Journeyman. I was immediately interested because it stars Kevin McKidd, who was fantastic in HBO's Rome. I also liked the time-traveling premise. I awaited the previews eagerly but failed in downloading Amazon Unbox on my home computer. Then I saw that most of the critics were not complimentary. Sigh.
I actually got to watch Journeyman in real time for its premiere. Having heard about an episode over-packed with information and other bad things, I guess my expectations were lowered. Therefore, I really enjoyed it. (Low expectations + good product = perception of greatness.) I found the premise interesting. Yes, it was a little mystifying for the first half of the show, but that mimics the experience of Kevin McKidd's character, Dan Vassar. I was caught when Livia, the long-thought-dead love of his life, turns up traveling through time as well. Now that's interesting! No wonder there can be a love triangle that includes a dead woman.
One overview of the show called Monday night at 10 p.m., the show's current slot, a "death spot." I have to agree, it's far from ideal. I believe Gray's Anatomy started out in a 10-11 p.m. slot, so it could work. But then again, I'm interested in it. Maybe not.
Update, October 3
I see that there are some positive voices out there for Journeyman (like this one), yay! I couldn't stay up for it this week and have it TiVoed. Plan to watch it tonight.