Hindsight (TV series)
|Created by||Emily Fox|
|Opening theme||"In the Meantime" by Spacehog|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||Approx. 44 mins.|
|Original release||January 7 – March 11, 2015|
Hindsight is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on VH1 on January 7, 2015 and ended on March 11, 2015. The series was created by Emily Fox and stars Laura Ramsey in the lead role of Becca Brady, who, while wrestling with doubts on the eve of her second wedding, finds herself sent back to 1995. Specifically, Becca finds that she has time traveled to the day of her first wedding, a marriage that ultimately ended in divorce. Upon her arrival in 1995, Becca reunites with her best friend Lolly (from whom she has become estranged in present day), breaks off her engagement to her first husband, and resolves to use her trip back in time to correct what she sees as personal and professional mistakes.
The show also featured a companion/spin-off web series during its run called Planet Sebastian. The companion series played as a public access style talk show hosted by Sebastian Wexler, a character featured on "Hindsight." Episodes of "Planet Sebastian" streamed on the VH1 website.
On March 16, 2015, VH1 announced that the show has been renewed for a second season, but after a change in leadership at VH1 Hindsight was ultimately cancelled in August 2015.
- Laura Ramsey as Becca Brady
- Sarah Goldberg as Lolly Lavigne
- Craig Horner as Sean Reeves
- Nick Clifford as Andy Kelly
- John Patrick Amedori as Jamie Brady
- Jessy Hodges as Melanie Morelli
- Drew Sidora as Paige Hill
- Donna Murphy as Georgie Brady
- Adam Herschman as Sebastian Wexler
- Collins Pennie as Xavier
- Alexandra Chando as Noelle
- Steve Talley as Kevin
- Joshua Mikel as Stanton
- Brian Kerwin as Lincoln Brady
- Lauren Boyd as Lois
- Liz Holtan as Phoebe
- Briana Venskus as Victoria
- Charlie Bodin as Chester
- Dominick Vicchiullo as Grumpy Rick
The series has received a score of 72 on Metacritic, indicating generally favorable reviews based on eight critics. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports an average score of 7.5 out of 10 from six reviews and a 100% positive review rate from approved critics.
Reviews of the series seem positive in general. Variety called the show “breezy” with an intriguing premise while also pointing out that, like many time travel stories, the narrative doesn’t necessarily stand up to scrutiny. Rolling Stone praised the relationship between Becca and Lolly while noting the show’s use of ‘90s pop culture archetypes to invoke nostalgia. Vulture called the show’s vision “perfect,” while The New York Times called the show "clever, affecting and sly" and a "credible period dramedy, somewhere between Beverly Hills, 90210 and Friends, and an armchair rumination on destiny and will."
Music, particularly music from the ‘90s, is used heavily in the series and as a significant part of the network's promotion of the show. Music used during the series includes:
|Pilot (1.01)||U2||"Numb"||Played during Becca's elevator ride back to 1995|
|Ace of Base||"The Sign"||Played on alarm radio when Becca awakens in 1995|
|Alanis Morissette||"Hand In My Pocket"||Played in bar as Becca meets Xavier|
|The Cranberries||"Linger"||Played as Becca breaks off her engagement to Sean|
|Spin Doctors||"Two Princes"||Played in bar in final scene|
|Deee-Lite||"Groove Is in the Heart"||Played during the premiere's final scene|
|Square One (1.02)||Spacehog||"In the Meantime (Re-recorded version)"||Played while Becca and Xavier run into each other; Lolly and Jamie talking about their relationship|
|Lisa Loeb||"Stay (I Missed You)"||Played as Sean confronts Becca about her breaking off their engagement|
|Gin Blossoms||"Found Out About You"||Played while Lolly sneaks into Jamie's room|
|Soul Asylum||"Misery"||Played while Sean talks to Becca on the street and invites her to go on the honeymoon with him|
|Collective Soul||"Shine"||Played while Sean waits for Becca at the airport and Andy kisses Becca|
|Green Day||"When I Come Around"||Played while Becca and Lolly talk about the date with Anton|
|Social Distortion||"Ball and Chain"||Played while Becca and Lolly look at movies in the video store|
|Huey Lewis and the News||"The Power of Love"||Played while Becca and Lolly watch Back To The Future and talk about flying cars|
|Trio||"Da Da Da"||Played while Becca explains the iPhone and future technology to Lolly|
|Us3||"Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)"||Played while Becca gets ready for the first day of her new life|
|Mariah Carey||"Fantasy"||Played while Becca goes to work|
|Drivin N Cryin||"Fly Me Courageous"||Played while Becca and Lolly talk in the video store|
|Red Hot Chili Peppers||"Breaking the Girl"||Played while Lolly goes to Sean's apartment to pick up Becca's stuff|
|Juliana Hatfield||"My Sister"||Played while Becca gets dressed to go meet Anton|
|The Soup Dragons||"I'm Free"||Played while Becca leaves Simon's apartment after quitting her job|
|Toad the Wet Sprocket||"Walk on the Ocean"||Played while Lolly and Jamie are in bed|
|I Never... (1.03)||Matthew Sweet||"Sick of Myself"||Played while Lolly & Becca talk in the video store|
|The Soup Dragons||"Divine Thing"||Played when Phoebe gives her bridesmaid dress back to Becca|
|Sheryl Crow||"All I Wanna Do"||Played as Becca and her friends arrive at the bar for Lois's birthday party|
|Jane's Addiction||"Been Caught Stealing"||Played when the gang starts doing shots for Lois' birthday|
|Better Than Ezra||"Good"||Played when the gang starts playing Never Have I Ever during Lois' birthday|
|Stone Temple Pilots||"Plush"||Played at the end of Lois' birthday|
|Green Day||"Longview"||Played as Becca and Lolly discuss one night stands|
|Spin Doctors||"Little Miss Can't Be Wrong"||Played as Becca and Lolly decide that Becca should pursue a one night stand|
|Montell Jordan||"This Is How We Do It"||Played as Becca, Lolly and Phoebe enter the club|
|Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch||"Good Vibrations"||Played during a montage of men trying to pick up Becca at the bar|
|Bell Biv DeVoe||"Poison"||Played as Becca and Lolly argue about Becca's refusal to explain why their friendship ends in the future|
|Collective Soul||"December"||Played during a montage of Becca and her friends and family going on with their lives in 1995.|
|A Very Important Date (1.04)||James||"Laid"||Played as Lolly hooks up with Jamie|
|Hootie & the Blowfish||"Time"||Played while Becca receives multiple job offers|
|The B-52's||"Roam"||Played as Lolly and Becca plan for the big Halloween party|
|Dishwalla||"Counting Blue Cars"||Played in the bar as Becca, Lolly and Paige talk|
|Violent Femmes||"Blister in the Sun"||Played during a montage of Jamie and Lolly trying on Halloween costumes|
|Chuck Berry||"You Never Can Tell"||Played as Lolly & Jaime try on costumes as Mia Wallace & Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction|
|Bryan Adams||"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"||Played as Andy and Melanie try on their Halloween costumes|
|Veruca Salt||"Seether"||Played as Becca tells Melanie how to fix Simon's plumbing|
|Soho||"Hippychick"||Played as Becca puts on her Alice costume|
|Cypress Hill||"Insane in the Brain"||Played as Jaime plays video games and gets stoned with his friends|
|The Proclaimers||"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"||Played as Lolly worries about why Jamie is late for the Halloween party|
|Poison||"Nothin' but a Good Time"||Played as Becca sees Sean kissing Paige at the Halloween party|
|INXS||"Devil Inside"||Played while Becca talks to Sean at the bar|
|Mazzy Star||"Fade Into You"||Played as Becca tends to Andy's fat lip|
|Collective Soul||"The World I Know"||Played while Lolly and Becca talk on the roof after the Halloween party|
|The La's||"There She Goes"||Played at the end of the episode as Becca takes a new job at a magazine.|
|…Then I'll Know (1.05)||Toadies||"Possum Kingdom"||Played as Becca pitches her idea to do a story on R.E.M to her bosses at the magazine|
|Deep Blue Something||"Breakfast at Tiffany's"||Played as Becca and Lolly make plans to go to the concert; as Lolly and Jamie run into each other at Becca's parent's house|
|R.E.M.||"Shiny Happy People"||Played as Becca, Lolly, and Paige head out on their road trip to the concert|
|Alanis Morissette||"You Oughta Know"||Played as Becca and Paige bond|
|R.E.M.||"What's the Frequency, Kenneth?"||Played outside the concert as Becca interviews a couple for her story then starts thinking about the kiss she shared with Andy|
|Del Amitri||"Roll to Me"||Played as Paige helps Becca come to terms with her feelings for Andy|
|Tom Cochrane||"Life Is a Highway"||Played as Becca arrives at the beach house she and Andy used to visit as children|
|R.E.M.||"Nightswimming"||Played as Becca waits for Andy to arrive at the beach house|
|Tragic Kingdom (1.06)||The Cure||"Lovesong"||Played as Lolly contemplates calling Kevin|
|Sarah McLachlan||"Fear"||Played as Becca prays for Andy|
|Bush||"Glycerine"||Played as Becca tells Lolly what her life with Andy was like in present day|
|Gin Blossoms||"Hey Jealousy"||Played as Becca tries to figure out whether Andy was on his way to see her or to see Melanie when he had his accident|
|Live||"I Alone"||Played as Paige visits Sean and sees his drawings of Becca|
|Tori Amos||"Precious Things"||Played as Becca tells Andy he is better off with Melanie|
|KWS||"Please Don't Go"||Played by Jamie as he tries to win Lolly back by recreating the boombox scene from Say Anything…|
|Natalie Merchant||"Carnival"||Played during the episode's end montage scene|
|The Cranberries (1.07)||Red Hot Chili Peppers||"Suck My Kiss"||Played as Becca and Sean have sex in his apartment|
|U2||"All I Want Is You"||Played as Sean tends to Becca's burned hand in the bathroom|
|Green Day||"Geek Stink Breath"||Played as Jamie and Stanton do drugs and plan their trip to the Dominican Republic|
|Jeff Buckley||"Last Goodbye"||Played as Becca and Lolly discuss everything that happened during Thanksgiving dinner; played during the episode's end montage scene|
|The Imaginary Line (1.8)||Vanessa Carlton||"A Thousand Miles"||Played as Lolly talks about how much she likes Kevin while she and Becca wait for him to arrive at the diner in 2003|
|Sheryl Crow||"Leaving Las Vegas"||Played as Lolly asks how her relationship with Kevin ends up in the future|
|Annie Lennox||"Why"||Played as Becca and Lolly meet Kevin in the diner in 1995|
|The Flaming Lips||"She Don't Use Jelly"||Played as Becca explains viral marketing to her bosses|
|Digable Planets||"The May 4th Movement"||Played as Sean asked Paige out to an Oasis concert|
|Digable Planets||"Rebirth of Slick"||Played as Paige offers Sean the opportunity to work with her at an art show|
|Five for Fighting||"Superman (It's Not Easy)"||Played as Becca and Kevin see each other in New York in 2003|
|L7||"Pretend We're Dead"||Played as Becca and Lolly make plans to attend a rave|
|Elastica||"Car Song"||Played as Becca, Lolly, and Paige talk at the bar where Paige works|
|Weezer||"Say It Ain't So"||Played as Paige talks to Becca about Sean|
|Green Day||"Basket Case"||Played as Becca, Lolly, and Kevin place stickers for Becca's magazine around New York|
|Coldplay||"Clocks"||Played as Becca and Kevin kiss for the first time in 2003|
|Norah Jones||"Come Away with Me||Played as Becca and Kevin lie in bed together after having sex in 2003|
|Sarah McLachlan||"Possession"||Played as Becca tells Lolly she's been sleeping with Kevin|
|All I Want for Christmas is You (1.09)||Toad The Wet Sprocket||"Little Heaven"||Played during the episode's opening scene as Becca and Kevin talk in the kitchen|
|Green Day||"Stuck with Me"||Played as Lolly and Kevin discuss their plans for the day|
|Mumbleskinny||"Fall Down"||Played as Noelle tries to convince Sean that he should make his art more commercial|
|Frente||"Labour of Love"||Played as Becca helps Lolly get ready for her dinner with Kevin; as they re-enact the makeup scene from The Breakfast Club|
|Letters to Cleo||"Here and Now"||Played as Kevin and Lolly have dinner together|
|Annie Lennox||"No More I Love You's"||Played as Lolly tells Kevin how she feels about him and he rejects her|
|Morrissey||"The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get"||Played as Lolly ruins the plot of My Girl for customers at the video store|
|Sub Rosa||"White Flag"||Played as Becca tries to comfort Lolly over Kevin not returning her feelings|
|Meat Puppets||"Backwater"||Played as Becca learns how successful her viral marketing campaign for the magazine has been|
|Run-D.M.C.||"Christmas in Hollis"||Played as Becca greets guests at her Christmas party|
|Blues Traveller||"Run-Around"||Played as Becca realizes Lolly has invited Kevin to the party|
|Freedy Johnston||"Bad Reputation"||Played as Kevin and Becca talk at the party; as Lolly and Jamie see each other at the party|
|Ini Kamoze||"Here Comes The Hotstepper"||Played as Becca's bosses arrive at the party|
|Haddaway||"What Is Love"||Played as Sebastian mistakes a VHS tape of a colonoscopy for a movie|
|Skee-Lo||"I Wish"||Played as Paige begins to suspect that Becca and Kevin may have feelings for each other|
|Dusty Springfield||"Son of a Preacher Man"||Played as Becca sees Sean at the party|
|Cracker||"Low"||Played as Lolly and Kevin talk at the party|
|UB40||"Can't Help Falling In Love"||Played as Lolly tries to get Kevin to kiss her under the mistletoe|
|Soul Asylum||"Runaway Train"||Played as Jamie and Lolly kiss|
|The Cure||"Pictures of You"||Played as Lolly finds the money Jamie has been making from selling drugs|
|Ammonia||"Drugs"||Played as Jamie and Stanton discuss their drug business|
|Live||"Lightning Crashes"||Played at the end of the episode at Kevin kisses Becca in 1995|
|Auld Lang Syne (1.10)||Andy Williams||"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"||Played as Becca repeatedly leaves Lolly phone messages after Lolly caught her and Kevin kissing|
|Stone Temple Pilots||"Big Empty"||Played as Sean and Noelle discuss his art at his apartment|
|Dog and Pony Show||"What Else"||Played as Sean and Paige talk on the phone|
|Blues Traveller||"Hook"||Played as Becca runs into Kevin|
|Cowboy Junkies||"Sweet Jane"||Played as Becca tries to break things off with Kevin|
|White Zombie||"More Human than Human"||Played as Becca and Lolly discuss Kevin|
|The Black Crowes||"She Talks to Angels"||Played as Paige finds out she got a part in a movie|
|Lab Partners||"Starlight"||Played as Lolly questions Jamie about the trouble he is in|
|Enigma||"Return to Innocence"||Played as Sean finds out his paintings have sold|
|Sheryl Crow||"I Shall Believe"||Played as Kevin and Becca kiss and consider pursuing a relationship|
|Toad the Wet Sprocket||"Crowing"||Played as Paige tells Sean she is moving to Los Angeles|
|Ace of Base||"Beautiful Life"||Played as Becca and Lolly arrive at the New Year's Eve party|
|Dexy's Midnight Runners||"Come On Eileen"||Played as Jamie and Lolly begin to come to terms with their feelings for each other|
|R.E.M.||"It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"||Played as Lolly figures out the real reason her friendship with Becca ends in the future|
|U2||"Numb"||Played as Becca tries desperately to recreate the elevator ride that brought her to 1995 in hopes of escaping the results of her trip back in time|
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