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#5: 12 Monkeys to change the past

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Hello everyone! How are you this week? Are you ready for a new episode? This week we talk about the series called 12 Monkeys.
There are a lot of series about the apocalipse or a post apocaliptical world. There are also some series about time traveling. But there are not many that have both.
12 Monkeys is about a group of people trying to change the past. They want to do that so that 6 billion people don’t die because of a plague. This plague kills almost everyone and because of that society as we know it doesn’t exist anymore. No government, no laws.
A small group of scientists create a time traveling machine. In 2042 they send a man back to the past. This man has to find the person responsible for the plague and stop him. Every time he gets a new information or accomplishes his goal, he goes back to the future. He travels to the past and to the future all the time. But very soon he understands that stopping the plague isn’t as easy as stopping a man.
Season 3 finished and season 4 was already confirmed. This series isn’t an expensive production like GOT, so there are some mistakes, some effects aren’t so good. But the story is in general well developped. It also makes you ask questions like:
Is it possible to change the past?
Is it possible to change the future?
If you change the future, what could be the consequences?
There are many moments when I had to stop the video and ask myself: is this possible? I am not so good with numbers, but I love learning about theories. And in this series you can find some very interesting ideas. Some crazy. Some not so crazy.
Do you know what a paradox is? In the series, you see a paradox when 2 things from 2 different times touch or are very close. This creates an explosion. If time is not a line can this happen? Do you believe one day we can travel to the past? And to the future? Where and when would you go?
In every season we have a new enemy. Like the next phase on a video game that is more difficult. The criativity of the producers and people writing this series is amazing. When you think they found the person responsible, think again.
I am not sure how many more seasons they can do that, though. After a time it gets boring. But I must say that the name, the identity of the witness was a surprise, a big big surprise.
Do you watch 12 Monkeys? What do you think? Are you excited for season 4 next year? If you don’t watch it, are you curious now? Let me know what you think! And don’t forget to share, comment and like us. Talk to you on the next episode! Bye bye!




About the author: jdb

She is a language teacher since 2001, an English teacher since 2007 and an on-line language teacher since 2011. She is the founder of the OLC Clube, your Language Club. Jennifer loves watching movies and series, reading, travelling, meeting new people,learning about other cultures and world history, learning in general and teaching.

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