Timeless Season 2 Review

Timeless Season 2, brings back the intrepid trio comprised of Rufus (Malcolm Barrett), a scientist; Wyatt (Matt Lanter), a soldier; and Lucy (Abigail Spencer), a history professor. Together, the team are on a quest to destroy Rittenhouse, a mysterious organization that has plans to modify history to its own benefit. Visiting such time periods as 1962, 1941 and 1981, the trio meets historical figures such as Marie Curie (Kim Bubbs) and William Randolph Hearst (John Colton), while trying to not affect the events of the past themselves.

Over the course of season one, a glaring problem came to light for Timeless season 2 UK. It was aiming too high in ways that didn’t matter.

All too often, the series was trying everything it could to show money onscreen, going so far as to recreate the Alamo in a random Vancouver parking lot. This glaring error is what has been completely 180-ed for the show’s new season.

Our once proud multibillion-dollar science corporation back-drop has been scaled back to a rundown warehouse facility where no one is rocking a fancy suit.

The period settings are being limited to a handful of locations with an emphasis on story rather than spectacle.

The end result is a show that feels much more comfortable in its own skin that has a real shot of surviving after experiencing the most surprising renewal of last season.