TV REVIEW: Get through history in no time – ‘Timeless’ offers fast-paced look into history

BRITTANY ALANIZ, Staff writer

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From Eric Kripke (“Revolution,” “Supernatural”), Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”) and the producers of “The Blacklist” comes the thrilling, action-adventure series “Timeless,” in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past.

The only hope for humanity is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier, and a history professor who use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. Can this hand-picked team uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it’s too late?”

Each episode isn’t hard to follow. The group chases “bad guys” through time to get back their time machine and keep each monumental moment in history the same. At first listen, the idea seems similar to any other sci fi/history stories. But there are twists, turns, and emotions that draw you in. “Timeless” leaves you guessing until the next time it comes on.

The first episode took a while to get involved and seemed somewhat confusing. But the second episode really draws you in and leaves a cliffhanger.

I recommend this show to anyone who doesn’t have anything to do at 9pm, watch timeless. This is a very good show and  based on the few episodes I have seen this series is going far. The series is based on history, and if you’re a history lover than this show is for you.

This is a new show so there have only been four episodes. The first is an introduction, the second they went to the assassination of Lincoln, and the third was about “Atomic City” when JFK was president. The fourth episode is set in Nazi Germany.

The main characters are Lucy Preston (played by Abigail Spencer),  Garcia Flynn (played by) Goran Visnji, Wyatt Logan (played by) Matt Lanter, Rufus Carlin (played by) Malcolm Barrett, Connor Mason (played by) Paterson Joseph, Denise Christopher (played by) Sakina Jaffrey, Jiya (played by) Claudia Doumit

With modern visuals and a spin of timeless eras in dress and setting, the special effects seem effortless and are more than believable. State-of-the-art graphics with each era the group goes back in time to add to the visual attraction of the show. The costumes are the most noticeable. The group dresses in whatever era they go back to. Each setting is much different than the last, and they each have a scene that stands out. Last Monday’s episode featured a giant Nazi castle.

Next Monday’s show will feature The Alamo. “Timeless” comes on every Monday at 9 p.m. on NBC.

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TV REVIEW: Get through history in no time – ‘Timeless’ offers fast-paced look into history