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"Timeless" is a new science fiction series premiering on October the 3rd. It's about a team of history professors who must travel through time in order to stop an evil time traveler who is attempting to change history at various points in the past in order to destroy present day America.

The premise sounds interesting, and the trailer below is very striking. And I have an inkling that even if the show doesn't turn out to be good, it might be a good source of footage for fanedits of movies and shows set in the past.
"Timeless"?! Not "ChronoCops", or "Special Agent Historians", or "TimeKnights"? I am disappoint. Tongue

Also, this show is totally doomed. Period garb/sets every episode? No way, Jose. I have an inclination to be nice to pretty much every hour-long network show that isn't a lawyer/doctor/cop show, but from the principals to the song choice to the title, everything about this screams "bland corporate product." For the budgets involved, they could probably make several Louie-like personality-filled, auteur series. But not every advertiser is comfortable supporting a quirky, sometimes controversial show, so we get this instead. Now, it could actually be good. Or it could be this year's Bionic Woman reboot.
(09-21-2016, 03:16 PM)Gaith Wrote: [ -> ]For the budgets involved, they could probably make several Louie-like personality-filled, auteur series. But not every advertiser is comfortable supporting a quirky, sometimes controversial show, so we get this instead.

Isn't there a middle ground? I'm sure there are concepts for shows that are small-budget and personality-filled, but don't contain overly controversial material.
A lot of greenscreen. Maybe they're using tech from The Future Group?
(09-21-2016, 04:09 PM)hbenthow Wrote: [ -> ]Isn't there a middle ground? I'm sure there are concepts for shows that are small-budget and personality-filled, but don't contain overly controversial material.

Well, sure. But this doesn't look low-budget, is my point.   Wink
(09-21-2016, 07:35 PM)Gaith Wrote: [ -> ]Well, sure. But this doesn't look low-budget, is my point.   Wink

But you had said this:

Quote:But not every advertiser is comfortable supporting a quirky, sometimes controversial show, so we get this instead.

Which is why I mentioned the "middle ground", ie, shows that would be low-budget, but not contain material that's controversial enough to make an advertiser uncomfortable supporting it. My point is that there are more choices available to networks and advertisers than just A: big-budget sci-fi shows, and B: controversial shows like "Louie". There can be low-budget, personality-filled, and even quirky shows that are still non-controversial enough for advertisers to comfortably support.
^ True. From what I've heard, Jane the Virgin, say, certainly fits that bill. And if networks choose to make those sorts of distinctive shows over even more cop procedurals, good on 'em, I say. I'm not against low-budget, singular-yet-safe network shows. Heck, I'm not against pricey-looking offbeat shows like this one, either; I just doubt it'll be sustainable.
Anyone watching this? I've watched 6 episodes so far, and I'm really enjoying it. I'm not sure how long they can sustain this, but currently it looks like the potential is expanding. I assumed it would be a dud, but I'm really happy to report that I was very wrong.
(12-02-2016, 06:56 PM)ThrowgnCpr Wrote: [ -> ]Anyone watching this? I've watched 6 episodes so far, and I'm really enjoying it. I'm not sure how long they can sustain this, but currently it looks like the potential is expanding. I assumed it would be a dud, but I'm really happy to report that I was very wrong.

I've been watching it. It's no "Quantum Leap", perhaps, but I think it's quite good. It really started coming into its own when the conspiracy elements came to the forefront.
I've been enjoying it quite a bit, myself.  The arc stuff does elevate the more episodic... episodes.  Flynn in particular is a remarkably sympathetic villain.
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