Kevin’s Favorite Science Fiction Shows: #16 — Quantum Leap

Quantum Leap

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General idea:  Scott Bakula is your body double

Interesting because:  Scott Bakula could play a wide range of characters and was an outstanding choice for Sam.  The series itself was a very interesting concept:  what if there was a chance that somebody could right historical wrongs, save lives, and generally try to make things a little bit better for everyone?  This was also a series that I enjoyed growing up but haven’t gotten back to, like Tony.  Like him, I’m not sure it would hold up as well today.

Annoying because:  The rules change a bit too conveniently for my tastes.  For example, when the plot called for it, different people could see Al:  the mentally retarded and children were the most common culprits.  Also, because of the nature of the show, the series was too plot-driven as opposed to character-driven.

Best season(s):  1-3

Worst season(s):  4-5.  The shark-jumping moment was probably when Sam and Al switched places for an episode.  Season 5 was a mess with the whole Waiting Room concept.

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