I've watched three episodes now. I hadn't read much about it, so had no preconceieved ideas. At first I thought, "ah ha, Quantum Leap," but no. Yes, he jumps around in time, but he's himself and weirdly sees his dead wife who is traveling as well, and occasionally even sees a younger version of himself whom he avoids.
It's kind of complicated how he was married and his brother had a girlfriend, then his wife died and he married his brother's girlfriend. And when he jumps around in time three or four times - call me tired or not entertained - but I get confused.
I'm not in love.
The series centers around Dan Vasser, a normal man who, for an unknown reason, begins jumping back in time. He soon learns that each series of jumps follows the life of a person whose destiny he seems meant to change, although it doesn't always turn out for the better. While in the past, Dan reconnects with Livia Beale, his ex-fiancée, whom he lost in a plane crash.
Dan's "shifts" through time occur seemingly at random, the only indication of the shift being a slight flash so brief that even Dan himself fails to notice some of the time. Dan appears to have no control over the shifts, though sharp headaches do precede them. The destination date is usually several decades in the past, but the distance usually decreasing by years at a time, as Dan alters a specific destiny. Dan can appear in a different place from where he departed, but he seems to limited to the same general area, such as a city or aircraft. Dan can also encounter himself in the past.
The shifts only affect Dan, ignoring any other nearby object. For example, one shift pulls Dan out of a moving car, and the now-empty car proceeds to crash. His personal effects (e.g. clothing, mobile phone, etc.), however, are taken with him. When this occurs, Dan vanishes from the present for a period of time that has no relation to that he spends in the past. This creates initial tensions with his family and co-workers, who wonder what has happened to him when he seems to disappear for days. He has used his ability to leave a Time capsule, to resolve the issue with his wife.
Dan's journeys appear to have an innate purpose, which is not always apparent to him, but involve positively changing the destiny of certain people he encounters.
Okay, so it's not just me. I might have to watch next time because Dan disappears while he has his little boy with him, and it looks as though the child is lost in a crowd. Scary.