Is Timeless in Trouble? 5 Reasons We Need to Renew Timeless
If you don’t know what Timeless is, you’re missing out! The NBC show Timeless is about saving and preserving the history of the world from criminals trying to change it.
5. History Is Important, duh!
Through each episode of Timeless, we learn about an important historical event and how that event impacted our current time. Each week, they bring a part of history to life fascinatingly and spectacularly. Through these stories, we learn more about the history we may or may not have forgotten, bringing to light some critical topics.
4. Strong Female Characters
One of the things that I love most about Timeless is how they portray their female characters. Some of the most influential and most critical characters are female, and they are bad-ass. Historian Lucy Preston hops into the time machine determined to preserve the history she has learned to love so much. Jiya is phenomenal, not only is she a scientist, but she is a young woman of color and imperative to the success of the mission from the scientific perspective. Agent Christopher, the orchestrator of the whole outfit, is part of Homeland Security and a real bad-ass and another woman of color. She stands in the face of those trying to change history, fights back, and keeps the whole team in line. We also are lucky to have a dynamite cast of males to support and challenge our female characters every week. Timeless does such an excellent service to women everywhere by continually showing us not only these characters every week, but also the key historical figures such as Marie Curie, Katherine Johnson, suffragettes, Hedy Lamarr, and more.
Coming from someone who didn’t appreciate science when in school, this show brings a level of excitement back about science and the advancements of technology. The way they work technology into the show, it makes time travel very believable and realistic. The way they show the time machine struggling and needing constant work and adjustments makes you appreciate the work and the minds that had to be behind creating the time machine. Traveling back through history, we also get to see some of the key figures and events that shaped the scientific advancements we have today.
2. Addresses Important Issues
Racism, sexism, gay rights, and many other vital issues are discussed in the show. By using history as a lens through which to examine these issues, it becomes less of a political battle pinning people on sides of an issue, and more of a recognition of right and wrong and effects of these divides and topics have had on our country and the world.
You can’t deny it, Timeless fans / Clockblockers are some of the most passionate fans in the world. For a show with only two seasons, we are a mighty group of fans. Once Timeless was canceled after season one, we all rallied and convinced NBC to bring the show back for another season. Now, it is more important than ever that we show up and we watch the show, tweet our support, and make our voices heard to ensure we get a season 3 of Timeless.
Don’t forget to watch NBC at 10 PM today, Sunday, May 6th and on May 13th at 9 PM for the two-hour season finale.