NBC is gearing up Timeless, a new series devoted to time travel, so of course the first thing that went through my mind was “YAAAS! MORE PRIMETIME HISTORICAL COSTUME SNARKING OPPORTUNITIES!!!”
Unfortunately (or fortunately, I guess), after watching a bunch of previews, it actually looks straight up my alley and really good. Man, it’s going to be hard to hate on a show that hits almost all of my weaknesses in one go:
- Time travel
- Vast governmental conspiracies that threaten the very fabric of the universe
- Luka from “ER” (aka, Goran Visnjic, aka “The Hotness”)
The pilot looks to be devoted to the Hindenburg accident in 1937, so not a terribly adventurous era by costume standards. That said, the hair, makeup, clothes all look pretty decent — at least there’s nothing egregiously wrong that stands out in two minutes of fast-cut aways. The costume credit on IMDB lists Wendy Partridge, who has worked on a bunch of high-budget action films in the last several years, including Trystan’s favorite, Van Helsing. (Kidding. Trystan, don’t murder me.)
The only really stand-out costume in the trailer was worn by
some blonde chick Amy, who I’m betting is going to be Wyatt’s dead wife’s historical doppelgänger that will turn up to cause AngstTM between him and Lucy.
Moving on, let’s look at the slick preview trailer that made the rounds on Facebook recently:
We see a lot of 20th-century war scenes, but the last historical montage does hint that the show will not stick strictly to only 20th-century events, like Quantum Leap tended to. We catch a glimpse of the trio of heroes walking into Ford’s Theatre after Abraham Lincoln, and we are given a glimpse of some Victorian dresses.
Now back to our three heroes…
So far not bad! Here’s hoping the network doesn’t cancel it before we get to see some 18th-century goodness.
Do you think Timeless is going to be a wreck or a win? Weigh in in the comments!