Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation in partnership with Role Mommy Writer’s Network about NBC’s Timeless. All opinions are my own.
Do you believe everything happens for a reason, even the bad things? We question why events happen in our lives. I know I question events in my own life. Do you ever question historical events or thought about how they could have or could not have impacted our current personal lives? In NBC’s show Timeless, we get a peek into the past to see how it influences our present.
About NBC’s Timeless
Official Description: From Eric Kripke (“Revolution,” “Supernatural”), Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”) and the producers of “The Blacklist” comes this thrilling action-adventure series 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. Our only hope 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 handpicked team uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it’s too late?
The cast includes Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey and Claudia Doumit.
My Thoughts about NBC’s Timeless
NBC’s Timeless is a wonderful show that is action packed, but but still has enough heart tugging drama to make this show a huge hit. I love NBC’s Timeless for its’ great storyline, attention to historical accuracy, strong female lead, and for exploring the concepts of fate and destiny.
The Timeless storyline combines science fiction and crime in a way that is very captivating. Time travelling has always fascinated me and in this show they not only time travel, but are also called to be heroes as they make sure the past doesn’t change due to a evil doing mastermind. Historical events are like dominoes, change one and the track can be altered. A villain is wanting to change history, Lucy and her crew are trying to make it stay the same without being noticed. For added interest, the scientist that tags along in the adventure seems to be a spy for the bad guy. By the end of episode two, you can tell he isn’t really on the bad guys team by choice.
To be honest, I am not really a history buff. The first episode is about the Hindenburg. I didn’t know much about it. My husband paused the show and explained some of the history of it for me. You do not need to know a lot of history to enjoy this show though. The show itself’ does a really good job or filling in any important information. The second episode covers the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. I learned quite a bit from that episode.
Lucy, the history professor, is a strong female lead in this show and someone I relate to. I relate to Lucy because she isn’t quite sure of her career path, but very much in love with her profession. Lucy is fearless when she needs to be. She faces danger head on and doesn’t back down when she feels like she is not being heard. Lucy also does what is right, despite others encouraging her to do something else. This is especially displayed in the Abraham Lincoln episode when doing the right thing means life for those in the past is not made better immediately.
Does everything in the historical past influence our present personal lives? NBC’s Timeless explores that very question. After going back in time in the first episode to try to prevent the Hindenburg disaster from changing, the heroes slightly changed the event. Lucy goes back home and realizes her life is not the same. Lucy not only wants history to remain the same for the world as we know it, she wants history to stay the same for her own personal life.
You may be asking if there is a love story in this show. Not yet, but I am wondering if there is going to be one between Lucy and Wyatt Logan (the soldier). Once Wyatt is done grieving the loss of his wife, maybe he can open up his heart to Lucy. I think they would make a good couple.
NBC’s Timeless Website http://www.nbc.com/timeless?nbc=1 (watch the pilot here).
Overall, I give the show 9/10 stars. I hope you will give NBC’s Timeless a try, I think you will love it! If you missed the pilot, you can watch Timeless on Amazon and for a limited time the first episode is free.
Stay tuned for a special interview with Abigail Spencer, who plays Lucy!