The Ray Bradbury Theater: Hail and Farewell TV Show
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  • Hail and Farewell is an interesting story that puts a new twist on living forever
  • If you think about it, being 12 forever sounds like fun, but there are complications, like where to live, who to live with, etc. I love the thought provoking nature of this

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      The Ray Bradbury Theater: Hail and Farewell is an interesting story that puts a new twist on living forever. We’ve seen it done many times. The Twilight Zone and the original Star Trek are two examples of shows that have dealt with this. However, this episode of a Bradbury work focuses not on an adult who lives forever, but on a child, specifically a twelve year old boy named Willie.

      Josh


      Saviano plays Willie, who at first is presented as just any other normal boy, although he’s teased by his male peers. Willie’s attracted to a girl, though, and walks her home, where he stares quite intently at the girl’s mother. Surprisingly, the mother acts as if the boy is familiar to her. He runs away from the house, though, and the story moves on.

      Quite early on, we find out why ...


      • Willie had that encounter. He’s 12, and he’s always been 12. Well, for 40 years thus far he’s been 12. The rest of the show tells us his story, and it is done in a very touching manner, too. It’s hard not to feel sad for Willie. If you think about it, being 12 forever sounds like fun, but there are complications, like where to live, who to
        live with, etc.

        I love the thought provoking nature of this. It can make you appreciate the full circle of life.

        Saviano, who played Paul on The Wonder Years, is very good in his role, and he makes this show work.

        Overall, The Ray Bradbury Theater: Hail and Farewell is a solid piece of storytelling that is innovative. I was interested and fully focused on it the entire time. It was well produced in all areas.




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