It’s been awhile since I’ve seen the movie that SyFy’s 12 Monkeys is based off of, but from what I remember the TV series feels like it’s going to live up to the film. To add to that note, it’s not necessary to see the film before you watch the pilot. That being said, the pilot was reasonably entertaining in a way that didn’t once loose my attention. In fact, I strongly believe if you like science fiction and time travel stories you will feel right at home with this series. Let’s just hope that SyFy can keep up with the world building and story telling pace in a similar fashion they did with this first episode. I can say that I’m glad that SyFy is going back to their roots by producing shows like this one. If you missed the premier on SyFy you can watch it for free on Xbox Video.