Ok, so you've got the dissatisfied-with-her-job-and-life lady history professor (Lucy), the stoic military dude whose wife has died and he's got a lot of SILENT FEELINGS ABOUT IT (don't know his name), and the tech guy (Rufus), who legit says "I am black; there’s literally no place in American history that would be awesome for me."
A mysterious man steals the main time travel ship that some other mysterious man (rando billionaire) was building, so they recruit these three people to take the other, lesser time travel ship and chase after him and try to stop him from DESTROYING AMERICA.
As the New York Times's review says, "'Timeless' isn't good, exactly, but...it combines enough goodish elements to be enjoyable." A-greed.
In the first three episodes, they've visited the Hindenburg; the site of Lincoln's assassination; and Las Vegas in the 1960s. This week: something with Nazis!
|I see Sean Maguire from Once Upon a time is here to again ruin something I love|
Look, do I want more 1800s stuff? Yes, but they're only in their first four episodes and I'm PRETTY SURE there's gonna be a Revolutionary War one, which is all I need. The main character Lucy is way less annoying than I originally thought she'd be, and while I totally agree with Vox saying "I do not, for instance, care even at all about Lucy’s supposed chemistry with Chiseled Soldier With a Checkered Past," I hold out vain hope that they won't try to pair them up. She literally had more chemistry with Robert Todd Lincoln than with that guy.
The fact that they're dealing with racism and dealing with it in an occasionally terrifying-to-the-viewer way makes me think this show is worth something more than it at first appears. When they're in the 1930s, they're arrested and they need Rufus to create a diversion, which he does by calling out the officer-watching-them's racism. The officer goes and gets two other policemen, and it's this horrible race against the clock as the two other characters try to lockpick their cell door before Rufus straight-up gets beaten to death. HOW VERY RELEVANT. Except for the time travel part.
|or maybe time travel is SUPER relevant|
Timeless is yet another Monday night show that makes Tuesdays when the new episodes appear on Hulu super-exciting to look forward to (note: the other shows are Bob's Burgers and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee...except apparently Bob's Burgers airs Sunday nights and I only just realized that).
PERIOD COSTUMES AND TIME TRAVEL. Is my five word review of this show. Watch it on Hulu and then chat me about it on Twitter.