At first this new series seems as if were going to be a mere time-jumping drama tinged with nostalgia, but it morphs into something more complex. - From New York Times
4, 2016 The intriguing CW series “Frequency” starts out looking as if it were going to be a bittersweet, nostalgia-tinged time-travel drama in the Stephen King-”Twilight Zone” lineage, and that probably would have made for a comfortably satisfying show, the kind you can half-watch while doing something else.
Had the premise stopped there, “Frequency” would have made an appealing limited series, with Raimy spending, say, 10 episodes working with her father to clear his name and maybe even solve the serial-killer case that comes into play during the premiere.
But Jeremy Carver, the creator of the series, knows something about how to string out a science-fiction idea from his long involvement with the bedrock CW hit “Supernatural.” The premiere takes a twist — as the film did — that sets up dizzying possibilities for where this series could go (or, of course, for how it could spin out of control and become too labyrinthine to bother following).
List is appealing in the lead role, and she’s surrounded by a solid supporting cast, including Daniel Bonjour as Raimy’s boyfriend, and Mekhi Phifer as Frank’s former partner, who is still on the force in 2016.
Frank’s portion of the story, of course, also allows for dollops of the 1990s nostalgia so popular these days on TV, where viewers who were children back then are so coveted.