Jess Valenzuela, a 20-year-old Dreamer, sets off on an exploration to discover the mystery of her family history, and, with the help of her friends, seeks to recover historical lost treasure.
I was excited to check out the new series National Treasure. The show is another movie turned into a series, which seems to be a popular trend lately. However, my initial impression was that it seemed like a grown-up Dora the Explorer ripoff.
The story tries to steal all the best parts of the movie franchise, but it doesn't quite hit the mark. It seems like the target audience is more for a younger audience than the movie was, which could explain why the show feels a bit watered down.
To help with credibility, the show pulled in some characters from the movie franchise, but I'm not sure it worked as well as they hoped. Catherine Zeta Jones and Harvey Keitel seem overqualified for this show, and their talent doesn't quite shine through.
Overall, National Treasure is not my favorite re-imagining, and I'm not sure if it will have a season 2. The show is okay, but it's not something that I would be eager to recommend to others. I think it could have been better if it focused on its own original ideas instead of trying to capitalize on the success of the movie franchise. Pulling in characters from the movie right away seemed like a ploy for viewership before you had a chance to connect with the new characters.
If you're a die-hard fan of the National Treasure movies, you might enjoy this show as a nostalgic trip down memory lane. However, if you're looking for something fresh and innovative, this probably isn't the show for you.