A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
History is important; changing it has big consequences, so it must be considered carefully. Racism, sexism, and other social issues are addressed thoughtfully. Characters work together as a team, and history is brought to life in a way that may spark viewers' interest.
Positive Role Models
The team wants to protect and preserve history; some characters have hidden agendas.
Violence & Scariness
Reenactments of historically violent moments, shootings, stabbings, burns, explosions.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Mild innuendo; references to genitalia. Couples shown in bed together; no nudity. A woman's breast is nearly seen in profile.
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Products & Purchases
Snickers bars visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking (beer, hard liquor, etc.).
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Timeless is a sci-fi drama that stars a team of time-traveling experts who visit pivotal moments in history. Some of these moments are violent: People are shot, burned, and stabbed. However, most of these events are offered in historical context, and there's not a lot of blood and gore. Mild sexual innuendo includes occasional references to genitals, words like "hell" and "ass" are heard, and there's some drinking (beer, hard liquor). Social issues like racism, sexism, and others are highlighted throughout the series. There are lots of opportunities for families to start discussions about history and current events.
Is It Any Good?
This fun story uses imagination, intrigue, and mystery to explore American history and the possibilities of science. Timeless successfully weaves together the suspense of a cat-and-mouse chase with details about (and recreations of) past events that have had had a major impact on how the United States has grown and changed. Lots of fictional characters and unsolved questions also drive the narrative forward.
Keeping track of the changes in the timelines, and how they each affect each cast member's experience, is part of the fun. But it sometimes gets a little complicated, especially when the consequences of these changes aren't immediately evident. Nonetheless, it's a show that offers lots of entertainment for viewers who like a good journey through time and space, and fun for families who like a little bit of learning with their entertainment.
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