“Timeless” stands out among new TV shows

Caila Rentz

Even the person who does not have a great interest in history will likely enjoy the modern take Timeless takes on the events intertwined within this season’s episodes.

Unlike other television shows found on places like the history channel, Timeless invites viewers into the personal lives of our modern day heroes Lucy Preston, Wyatt Logan, and Rufus Carlin, where their connection to time travel, the main point of the show, is explained.

The Hollywood Reporter touches on the main cast, as “the team includes a historian (Abigail Spencer) who knows absolutely everything about every moment in history but still lives in the shadow of her ailing mother, a Delta Force soldier (Matt Lanter, clearly relieved to be free from his CW shackles) whose exact qualifications other than “military badass” have yet to be explained and the Mason Industries engineer (Malcolm Barrett) who knows how to pilot the darned machine.”

It is more than just a show trying to cram history down viewer’s throats; it is actually witty and enjoyable for almost all ages.

Timeless makes history interesting; as it almost seems to attempt teach audiences of about information they were told about in grade school and may have forgotten.

IGN states “the silver lining here is that the show is designed for an audience that might not be able to handle anything more complex. It’s goofy, glossy and it gets right into the time travel elements immediately.”

The mystery in the show, which is sort of fun, is what could the villain be after.

The show was certified fresh on rotten tomatoes, with an 84% rating, with the site stating “Sometimes goofy but consistently entertaining, Timeless is a fun throwback action series with a kooky premise that’s worth a watch.”

Spencer Kornhaber of The Atlantic stated “NBC’s new show about cops and criminals who zap between the present and the past itself zips along with the merciless efficiency of, well, an expertly made network procedural.

Which gives rise to plenty of eye-roll-worthy moments–but also allows the show to successfully deliver the philosophical sugar rush that has made time travel one of the most persistent fiction narratives in history.”

The Hollywood Reporter said “If Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan’s NBC drama is supposed to be somewhat silly, old-fashioned time-travel fun, it often succeeds.”

The light-hearted tone of Timeless makes it enjoyable for a variety of ages, with its new plot each episode, as well as continuing subplots that are bound to come full circle in the episodes surround the first season’s finale.