Timeless: Season 1 Reviews

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January 25, 2019
This is a TV show in an admirably old-fashioned sense of the word, with a tight, action-packed pilot episode that is casually fun and intriguing executed.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 4, 2016
Well, Timeless may know when it exists, but it doesn't seem to know why.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 4, 2016
On the basis of the first two episodes - which are appealing, despite a certain clunkiness, and smarter than they probably had to be.
October 4, 2016
Spencer is wonderful as the plucky, brilliant heroine. The premiere's production values have an epic look unusual for weekly television.
October 3, 2016
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.
October 3, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 10, 2018
The series barely gets by thanks to its bet on adventure, entertainment and action. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 20, 2017
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.
October 28, 2016
Timeless is one of those high-concept shows that genre fans in particular will take to.
October 4, 2016
You want to keep watching partly because you're convinced the show will continue to mine new depths of silliness, but also because it's impressive how much it just doesn't care what you think.
October 4, 2016
As full-blown sci-fi, Timeless might feel a bit light, but for a procedural with a twist, it succeeds nicely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 4, 2016
I can't predict how I feel about the mythology and larger structure of Timeless in the near future, but in the present, it's got people I'm interested in following, and that's a good start.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 4, 2016
The hand of Shawn Ryan of The Shield fame is not immediately discernible amid the network gloss and general unbelievability of the premise.
October 4, 2016
History-driven sci fi is fun, sometimes violent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 4, 2016
After viewing the first two episodes, it feels like the NBC drama is going for the rollicking, humorous tone that Legends of Tomorrow can't quite seem to hit - and a lot of the time, the show achieves it.
October 4, 2016
It has all the elements of an entertaining show and leaves room for improvement and eventual emotional attachment to its characters. It has its own style and take on events.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 3, 2016
Rather than zipping through time periods, Timeless lumbers like Victor Frankenstein's creation.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 3, 2016
In the midst of a dark and dreary fall TV season, Timeless is something to set the clock for.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 3, 2016
The production value is sky high, the performances great, and the characters are just interesting enough to make it fun to watch them gallivanting around the time stream.
October 3, 2016
It's not great, but it's not bad.
October 3, 2016
Timeless, a good-natured science-fiction adventure... manages the not inconsequential trick of being educational dumb fun.
October 3, 2016
The economies and conveniences of the production, the not-always-convincing digital backdrops, are in a way welcome, too - TV makes the B pictures of our day, a grade Timeless should wear proudly. We come to be entertained, not to be schooled.
Top Critic
October 3, 2016
Timeless is not mindless - although perilously close at times - with a twist that might turn out to actually be interesting one of these days.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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