Time(less) is a flat circle

Not again.

Goddammit, NBC did it to me again.

For the 2nd time, Timeless has been cancelled by the Peacock Network and…its more heartbreaking than the first axing. The time-travel drama that had a rag-tag team of good guys fighting to save history from a centuries old organization hell bent on shaping reality by kicking up the past was more than just a regular sci-fi show.

Timeless taught us history dammit. And not just a rehashing of well known figures and events. It brought to light many of the untold stories behind what made them outwardly significant. Like did you know the man who inspired the Lone Ranger was Black? Or Citizen Kane quite possibly prevented a stranglehold on independent news? Or how Hollywood Star Hedy Lamaar was a Freaking Scientist and Inventor? Yeah, that’s the stuff Timeless gave to us. And NBC couldn’t find a way.

And my man Rufus. Fuck… I knew this show was going to be my shit after his rant at a racist white cop basically telling him that he’s in for a rude awakening at the prolific rise of African Americans and their culture in the upcoming decades. As Rufus expertly said, “Pretty much any black dude named Michael…” And now he is dead (sorry, spoilers but honestly what’s the point if this is actually the end) and Future Wyatt and Lucy have comeback just in time for Lucy (mixed metaphor confusion alert!) to pull the football away from Charlie Brown.

Now NBC allegedly will try to give Timeless a 2 hour movie to wrap things up but that prospect is hit (hooray for Sense8) and miss (Deadwood still ain’t happening). Honestly, fine. I’d take it. But fuck me, it’ll be really tough to enjoy it. But Brooklyn Nine-Nine got a second chance (glad you found space for them NBC). Lucifer made a deal with the… we’ll never mind and got a new life. And Roseanne dressed up as a literal Nazi and called a black woman an ape and ABC moved heaven and earth (and Roseanne) to bring back a show nobody asked for in the first place!

So to wrap this all up. I fully understand that being this affected by a fictional tv show is silly in the light of the truly awful reality this country (and planet) is dealing with thanks to you know who. But shit, Timeless was a bit of light and goodness that I could hold onto if only for an hour a week (oh and don’t think I will forgive NBC for putting the show on Sunday (ok) at 10pm Eastern (wtf) so families had to decide whether watching Timeless was worth less sleep before work or school That was a real dick move.)

I hope that a miracle happens and a full season 3 is ordered on Netflix/Hulu/Amazon/SyFy. Even if they say yes but we aren’t doing any seasons after that I’d be on board. But this was not how a how should be treated. With a Friday Bad News Dump and another season of Chicago Santiation/Deli/Etc Show.



About Lenny G

Leonard “Not Al” Gore, 35 year old Black White Sox fan/husband/father. 2006 University of Illinois-Champaign graduate, shared a class with the starting 5 of the Finals squad. Told my girlfriend in February 2005 we’d get married when the White Sox won the World Series. Improbably had to do the deed 3 years later. Capricorn. Christmas Eve baby (don’t get me started). I love baseball, Stephen King and Douglas Adams novels, and the entire filmography of the greatest living actor Nicolas Cage. Best job: Working for the Cubs (sorry) in 2007-2008 as an original operator of the first electronic ribbon boards at Wrigley, met Uecker, Santo, Ernie, and celebs like Keith Olbermann and I peed next to Tim Robbins. First time blogging in any official capacity and long time reader of SSS. Tim Anderson has blocked me on Twitter but you can still follow me @Leonard42 and l.j.gore_83 on Insta.
This entry was posted in Random Thoughts. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s