Have you been watching the new tv shows this fall? One that immediately had me hooked is Timeless so when I had the opportunity to write a sponsored post about the show, of course I wanted to.
I’ve always been fascinated by the butterfly effect. If you change one event, how much would it change everything that happened after? I’ve had those thoughts about my own life, but just how much different would things turn out if you could go back in time and change major historical events?
That’s what Timeless explores.
From Eric Kripke (“Revolution,” “Supernatural”), Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”) and the producers of “The Blacklist”, we have this mysterious criminal (maybe a criminal- I’ll get to that in a minute) who steals a time machine and heads into the past to change events that would completely change America and the world as we know it. Then there’s the team who is sent back to try to stop him.
As a history geek, it’s so cool to see the different time periods recreated and these events I’ve read so much about come to life.
I had a chance to listen to a call with the show’s leading lady, Abigail Spencer. You might recognize her from other roles, but I know her as Scotty from Suits and Blahblah from How I Met Your Mother. I was a little bummed not to be on the call myself- but we had an early release thanks to Hurricane Matthew and that coincided with the time of the call. Thankfully, other bloggers asked some of the same questions I had for her anyway. And I used some of our time stuck inside in the rain to get to watch a preview of the second episode.
While Abigail Spencer admits to not being a history buff herself, she says that her father was and so she was exposed to a lot of history through him, watching documentaries, biographies, The History Channel, that sort of thing. Though she did say about the show “I love it from a fashion perspective.” The first show travels to 1937 and the second to 1865.
Spencer said that she really wanted to do a show that families could watch together. She has an 8 year old and he watches. After seeing the first two episodes and while there is some violence, my 8 year old could handle it as well. Plus, it’s a great way to talk about some of the more significant events in history.
In Lucy, Spencer gives girls a strong female lead to look up to: “Lucy’s smarts are her super powers.” The reason Lucy is involved is because she is a history teacher and knows these time periods. She’s there because she’s smart and knowledgeable, not because she’s a love interest, girlfriend, or wife.
That’s Matt Lanter (playing Wyatt) and Malcolm Barrett (playing Rufus) with Abigail Spencer in the first episode. They are the three who are traveling back in time to try to stop Garcia (played by Goran Visnjic) from changing the past. Though, I’m convinced that maybe Lucy has something to do with Garcia, but she just doesn’t know it yet. You know: those crazy time travel paradoxes… though this is just a hunch. And that maybe Garcia isn’t actually the bad guy he first appears, but again: speculation on my part.
At the end of the pilot episode, we see that a huge change has happened due to Garcia. And in the second, you’ll wonder what you would do if you had the opportunity to save someone in the past.
If you haven’t seen Timeless yet, you can catch up on the pilot episode: Timeless Pilot Episode A new episode (and oh, it’s SO GOOD) airs tonight(Monday) at 10pm on NBC.
This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network.