Travelers: Season 1 (2016)

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Air date: Oct 17, 2016
2
Air date: Oct 24, 2016
3
Air date: Oct 31, 2016
4
Air date: Nov 7, 2016
5
Air date: Nov 14, 2016
6
Air date: Nov 21, 2016
7
Air date: Nov 28, 2016
8
Air date: Dec 5, 2016
9
Air date: Dec 12, 2016
10
Air date: Dec 19, 2016
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Critic Reviews for Travelers Season 1

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It contains just enough intrigue for continuous viewing, but is light enough to not over-tax one's spirits.

Feb 13, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Wright should be applauded for presenting a genuinely fresh and interesting vision. The acting is excellent across the board, with particular nods to Abrahamson and Reilly Dolman (Philip).

Oct 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It's entertaining and engrossing, fast-moving, and addictive enough that you are willing to ignore some of the flaws in its logic, and there are a lot of flaws here, as is often the case with time travel shows.

Mar 21, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the things I'm enjoying most about Travelers is its great use of comedic tones, particularly in McCormack's oft-befuddled portrayal of McLaren.

Mar 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Smart time travel show balances thrills with humanity.

Mar 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Gorgeously made and menacing in tone from the get-go, it's actually more speculative than sci-fi, a portrait of our time, seen through the eyes of people in the future.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

The series' mix of seasoned sci-fi directors and relatively new writers gives it a suitable blend of freshness and assurance, and watching even a single episode gives some sense of just how much there is to be teased out. Intriguing stuff.

Mar 28, 2018 | Full Review…

It's hard to find a fresh take on the time-travel conceit, since it's been around so long and has been so heavily mined lately, but Travelers has some attention-grabbing flourishes and fine acting.

Jan 5, 2017 | Full Review…

One thing that can be positively said for Travelers is that it's never predictable.

Jan 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Travelers: Season 1

  • Jun 17, 2019
    A fresh look at time travel made possible by time travelers consciousness jumping into bodies of people right before their historical recorded death
  • Jun 10, 2019
    Loved season one - great story.
  • Jun 05, 2019
    Such underrated sci fi.
  • May 14, 2019
    This show is a lazy "Quantum Leap" rip off.
  • Apr 17, 2019
    Great concept, love this show!
  • Apr 07, 2019
    I haven't loved a series this much since SG1.
  • Mar 21, 2019
    This is a fantastic series, great plot and character development. The sci-fi aspect takes a back seat to the day to day challenges of the characters which makes their reality much more real and believable. I only have one criticism, season three's last few episodes felt a bit rushed.
  • Mar 05, 2019
    I seem to be on the roll, travelling from one horribly written show to another. Is there a League of Extraordinary Idiots that supplies writers for those shows ? As they all seem to have serious troubles with logic, common sense or even most basic understanding of topics they are wring about. And im not even talking about contentious topic of time travel. However, despite topic of time travel being fairly open for exploitation, even that manged to take a few hits from utter stupidity of writing. One is whole notion of Travelers arriving few moments prior to time of death. Considering apparent non-exiting intel that Travelers posses(apparently drawing their data from social networks for some reason, despite mentioning something about "historical records"), arriving few moments prior to death is extremely poor choice, as they know not what situation they are arriving in. Arriving of 3468 was particularly bad, completely unbelievable idea, that do not stand to most basic scrutiny. Their prior interactions with MacLaren already changed history, yet somehow it still resulted in him ending up in that building. Scenario and variables changed completely, yet result somehow remained the same. In this case were far past "improbable". Not saying that they all supposed to be super accurate in their representation of various events or fields, but level of ignorance is from category of "2+2=5" or even "2+2=banana", as lack of most common sense is astonishing. Plain stupidity of idea that somebody in the future will have access to exact time of death of various individuals, yet obtain(and trust) data on subjects solely from social media sites, is idiotic beyond reason. If goal of travellers is to prevent bad future, yet create as little impact in the past, aside of main mission, then being imprinted on people who were supposed to die already creates enormous ripple effect at the moment of their arrival, even before they do anything. And boy they started bombing from getgo, being as careful with time as elephant in a china shop. For starters almost all of them told everyone who was willing to listen that thy were from the future. Then one of them gave corrupt cop info on winning not just one, but three races on a track, with extreme odds each. Then same moron played lotto to win. They constantly let bits and pieces of information slide. One of the Travelers is imprinted on a woman with an infant and one of the first things she does is to search online "how to take care of an infant. Sooo...they knew, to the second, time of death of the subject, but either completely missed teeny tiny fact that subject had a little child, couldnt be bothered to give even most basic training and briefing to agents or whole concept of children is completely unknown in the future and there is no records remaining. But they can send people back in time... Exactly same thing is with autistic girl. Complete ignorance of subject life and extremely poor adaptation skills for agents. Did they recruit some random hobos ??!?! Another funny thing is that despite technology becoming more and more mainstream, writer for those shows seem to become only dumber. As they seem to think that IT equals either Matrix, with endless running lines of code or slideshows, with a lot of graphs or pictures. "Encrypted communications in deep web" line just killed me with it ignorance on the subject. The fact that feds took interest in some random chat room, in deep web at that, is stupidity multiplication. First, nothing of shown messages would raise any flags, not to mention red ones and second deep web is called this way for a reason, most of things existing there are untraceable without prior knowledge as they are not being indexed in any shape or form. Emphasis on "without prior knowledge". Feds would not pick up on it, as communications would most likely be encrypted and lacking keywords. But then again, those time traveling agents seem to be as "intellectually challenged" as Marcy prior to her "transition". "Real Marcy" bit was also hilariously ignorant take on subject of "serious intellectual disability". Future people obviously did not send their best. Or second best. Or third best... Judging by the way they are acting, their goal is to fail. They succeed...sorta, not due to some amazing skilllsets, but simply due to dumb luck and stupidity of people around them. Girl gets hit on the head, something that causes extraordinary shift not just in her personality, but intelligence, then passes out, ending up in the hospital and there is nobody observing her. Seriously ?!!? She could have serious concussion that can end up in death if not acted upon fast and she is not being observed around the clock !?!!? That hospital ought to be sued for criminal negligence. And all that was in just first episode. It didnt get much better later on, but there is already a wall of text pointing out shortcomings of pilot episode, that generally supposed to set narrative for whole season and be most engaging, particularly if were talking first episode of whole show.
  • Feb 27, 2019
    I was looking forward to this show especially after the near perfect ratings on this site. After 2.5 episodes my wife and I were asking each other why we are bothering to watch it. Time travelers who instead of traveling inhabit the bodies of present day people who are about to die. They come back because they are trying to save the world from a terrible future. OK, so far I am with you. Problems abound ASAP. 1st let me say that our rule for tv/movie problems is that if you don't notice it during the show then other wasn't a problem. Sadly, they all stick out like a sore thumb straight away. Mainly, and peoe tasked with saving the future would have to be vetted.ike astronaught vetted. 100% disciplined and on point for the mission. Further, the hosts selected would be extremely vetted. (Minor spoliers) - too many host bodies had issuse that the future missed and failed to figure out. If there was some "machine" working g to find hosts, and, thousands of people die every day, any host would be skipped right away over it's uncertainty. Sadly, this is ignored and lazy writing just to give the characters conflict and lazy writing. Unconpelling characters who I care nothing for. Time travel inconsistencies. A slowly revealed mission with no antagonist, leaving is wondering why we are even watching and hoping they just fail. I mean really? A traveler takes issues with a bully at a high school? Who cares!?!?! The fate of the universe is at stake. A beat cop enterprising a failed attack on a woman (now I habited by a bad ass traveler) kicks the shit out of 5 grow men, and the despite being overworked, under paid, gets a bug up his ass as to why/how this happened? Please, he wouldn't care. The story takes on a larger than life premise and then sticks the characters into boring realife situations of low stakes. Total pass. You want gripping? Watch Netflix's "Mind Hunters" for real intense story telling. Travelers has all the making of a paint by numbers sci-fi show that offeres nothing new. Sadly, they are all too glaring.
  • Feb 21, 2019
    Was a great show from start to finish.

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