Review: NBC’s Journeyman

First, for those of you wondering what that catchy song at the end of this week’s “Journeyman” episode was, it’s “Young Folks” by Peter Bjorn and John.

You can enjoy the sonic goodness here.

You’re welcome.

Second, that said, we watched the pilot episode and the next episode tonight via the magic of the DVR. All in all, I enjoyed the show, despite the obvious debts paid to great shows like “Quantum Leap.” Mixing in the freestyle, relationship-wrecking time jumping of The Time Traveler’s Wife is a nice touch, as is anything involving the lovely Moon Bloodgood, who – despite having a name that would bring morning wood to any roleplaying 18-36 year old dork – has never shown interest in any of them.

I guess.

Don’t really know.

But she’s got them thar yabos and there’s time jumping and lots of “hey guess the year of that song playing in the cafe” while watching the show.

2 Responses to “Review: NBC’s Journeyman”

  1. Macswain Says:

    The rush to put great indy songs in TV shows is starting to get funny. “Young Folks” – my favorite song of the year – was already used in the debut of Gossip Girl (not that I watch that show, of course). “Believe” by The Bravery – another great song – has appeared both in Gossip Girl and Reaper (another show definitely for a more juvenile crowd than myself).

    I actually dig the trend of all the tunes in shows, but, Jeebus, if somebody else beat you to a song, just let it go.

  2. Kevin Says:

    I’m not sure what these “yabos” of which you speak are, but I like the show!

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