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donutsweeper ([personal profile] donutsweeper) wrote2017-05-11 08:12 am

Timeless

I think at least someone else on my flist watches this....

Timeless has been cancelled. *sighs* This was one of those shows that I always had that "but" whenever I thought about it. I really liked it! But... there were numerous aspects to it that infuriated and frustrated me. I think it was unfortunate that there were so many time travel shows that wound up coming out at the same time (this fall's Frequency as well as midseason replacement shows Making History and Time After Time have all been cancelled as well) and it's a hard line to straddle - the how do you go to the past with/without affecting the present - which is what Timeless struggled with.

Timeless did a lot of things right. It often dealt with the fact one member of the team was black and another a woman and how society and people in the different times they went to would react to that. It gave nice nods to people in history who had been 'forgotten' or overlooked due to race (Katherine Johnson at NASA, U.S. Marshals Bass Reeves whom the Lone Ranger might be based off of, etc) and also PTSD and the fact that sometimes bad things have to happen if better ones are to occur later. That said, the fact it established in the pilot that their actions could create ripples in time and change the present but then never faced any real changes other than a new Bond movie after that despite making some rather major changes to the past was really annoying. *sighs again*

Here's hoping the actors and all involved move on to bigger and better things.
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[personal profile] bridgetmkennitt 2017-05-11 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
That sucks to hear. So many good shows are getting canceled. :(

Here's hoping the actors and all involved move on to bigger and better things.

Yes! That'd be great.
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[personal profile] caffienekitty 2017-05-12 07:29 am (UTC)(link)
Oh Timeless was a total hoot and had some great hidden history level educational aspects regarding race and feminism, but Eric Kripke needs to either learn what causality and paradoxes are or stay far, far, far away from time travel as a narrative device. Or at the very least, apply the internal rules of his own worlds consistently.

Very sad that it's not continuing, but on a major network like that viewer numbers are king so it was a longshot from the start. It also unfortunately seemed to be in a 'when are we going today' dance with DC Legends of Tomorrow. They both ended up airing NASA history episodes (one did Hidden Figures era, the other did the moonshot) in I think about week of each other this year.
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[personal profile] caffienekitty 2017-05-13 05:42 pm (UTC)(link)
IT'S RESURRECTED! Sort of! NBC is giving it a 10 episode run in 2018.

https://twitter.com/therealKripke/status/863444299639209984