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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fresh time-warp drama has likable lead, worthwhile message.

TV VH1 Drama 2015
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Time manipulation is a popular plot point for good reason: If given the chance, who wouldn't want to guide their younger selves to a more fulfilling, successful future? Certainly that's the opportunity Becca sees, and rather than fear the consequences of using her future knowledge to improve her past, she uses all her resources to do so. What's more, she also breaks the cardinal rule of time travel and lets Lolly in on some of what her actions reap in the future, with mixed results. The show doesn't think too hard about the whole time-continuum thing, so it's easy and relaxing to watch, and it reminds viewers that replaying your past (whether in theory or in practice) isn't necessarily the key to happiness, as it may cast doubt on every decision you make.

What's really fun about Hindsight is the blast from the past that ecca's trip to 1995 inspires. It doesn't overdo the nostalgic effect but keeps it low-key with pop-culture references and music that sets the scene more naturally. Still, it's fun for those who navigated the iconic decade themselves but not so overwhelming that teens who watch will feel like they're missing something.

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