Timeless: Season 1 (2016 - 2017)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Sometimes goofy but consistently entertaining, Timeless is a fun throwback action series with a kooky premise that's worth a watch.



Critic Ratings: 41


Audience Score

User Ratings: 807
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Air date: Oct 3, 2016
Air date: Oct 10, 2016
Air date: Oct 17, 2016
Air date: Oct 24, 2016
Air date: Oct 31, 2016
Air date: Nov 14, 2016
Air date: Nov 21, 2016
Air date: Nov 28, 2016
Air date: Dec 5, 2016
Air date: Dec 12, 2016
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An enigmatic criminal, Flynn, steals a secret time machine with the intention of changing America forever by altering its past. Now, Lucy, a history professor; a scientist; and Wyatt, a soldier; must band together to stop him once and for all. Together, the unlikely trio use the machine's prototype to travel through time and chase after Flynn, while being careful not to affect the past themselves.

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Critic Reviews for Timeless Season 1

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (17)

Spencer is wonderful as the plucky, brilliant heroine. The premiere's production values have an epic look unusual for weekly television.

Oct 4, 2016 | Full Review…

It's fun to drop 21st-century people into the deep end of history to see if they can swim, and Timeless producers Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke seem to get that.

Oct 3, 2016 | Full Review…

Watching Timeless won't endanger your past or present, most likely, and it might even be a pleasant escape from the history we're currently living.

Oct 3, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Timeless is not mindless - although perilously close at times - with a twist that might turn out to actually be interesting one of these days.

Oct 3, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's an infectious, engaging hour that sets up the rules of this universe efficiently and effectively (i.e., they can't double back to anyplace they might meet themselves), and the cast gels quickly.

Oct 3, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A fun and adventurous romp without ever feeling campy or overdone.

Oct 3, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The series barely gets by thanks to its bet on adventure, entertainment and action. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 10, 2018 | Full Review…

This overhyped, flashy pilot doesn't hook viewers the way it should, which is a shame, because there are really interesting and exciting elements to the show, and the premise is certainly sustainable.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Timeless is one of those high-concept shows that genre fans in particular will take to.

Oct 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Functional without much of the awestruck wonder its premise should elucidate, Timeless still scrapes by thanks to one of the fall's best new lead characters (and actresses) and a hint that things could get far more creatively brazen down the line.

Sep 28, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

I'm a time travel junkie, so I'm here for this kind of twisty trope-filled time party.

Sep 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Sort of a throwback, team action-adventure show, this time travel drama is a fun lark.

Sep 12, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Timeless: Season 1

  • Sep 17, 2019
    We have watched three episodes and are enjoying it. It's a cross between Quantum leap, Stargate and 'The Time Tunnel' (If you're old enough to remember that one). Well produced with plausible effects, decent acting and reasonably-challenging storylines involving historical personalities. Don't take it too seriously and it will pass a pleasant hour.
  • Sep 13, 2019
    Cool plot, really enjoyed this show!
  • Mar 27, 2019
    The perfect series for any family. It has, Sci-Fi, History, Action, Drama, Comedy... Plot twists... What's not to love? More TV programs should be made like this.
  • Mar 18, 2019
    This is one of my favorite tv shows and I'm very disappointed that it was cancelled so soon!
  • Mar 18, 2019
    I love this series. One of my favorites in a while.
  • Mar 09, 2019
    This show hooks you from the very first episode! You will be drawn in by the characters, plot line, amazing stories, and how much history has really impacted our lives. Each episode gets better and you will not want it to end! #Timeless is a great show that the entire family can enjoy!
  • Feb 09, 2019
    This is an incredible show. Especially if you like time=travel. It gets everything right! Plus it brings to light lots of overlooked historical facts and is educational and entertaining all at once.
  • Jan 25, 2019
    time-paradox ridden sub-mediocre cheese
  • Jan 24, 2019
    A fantastic show filled with Time Travel, Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, History, Historical Figures, and even some romance! You will fall in love with Wyatt, Lucy, and Rufus from the very first episode!
  • Jan 13, 2019
    Well written, entertaining and educational.

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