Shaun Murphy, oh I have missed you. The Good Doctor was back in form with “Hello”, penned by lead Freddie Highmore, and it was like sitting down to have coffee with an old friend. The kind where you start talking, and it’s like no time has passed. I wish I could have said that during hiatus, but really I’m just thankful Fall TV is back just in time to make me cry a bit.
The third season of Netflix’s Spanish hit Cable Girls started with a bang. Drama, fire, mysterious deaths and a baby kidnapping all within the first episode was almost too much for my poor heart to handle. While I thought season 2 had been a little on the slow side, season 3 went from zero to sixty in record time and maintained the adrenaline throughout its 8-episode run.
Bellarke fans, I count myself among you in how much I love Bellamy Blake and Clarke Griffin’s story. However, the mood as of late around the fandom has left a bad taste in my mouth, where I feel compelled to get a few words out there.
To start, I’ll freely admit that I love and easily get attached to TV shows and their characters. That said, when I don’t like a specific direction that storytelling has taken, I either suffer through it, hoping for the best, or I quietly show myself out. We all have a choice of what to spend our time watching, as it’s not like there’s a lack of options in peak TV era.
Sassenachs, it’s just under two months until another Droughtlander finally ends, and Starz has decided to whet our appetites with a dynamite new preview! Season 4, in case you have lived under a rock, is adapted from Outlander‘s fourth novel “Drums of Autumn”.
Let’s start with this: I know nothing about Tom Clancy or Jack Ryan. I have seen one Jack Ryan film and I am told it is the worst interpretation of the character. So, if you are reading this review and expecting the opinion of someone who has intimate knowledge of the source material, that would not be me.
However, if you are reading this and want an unbiased opinion on a highly anticipated television show then look no further. This is my first true exposure to this character, so I can only judge on what I believe is entertaining and what makes sense in the context of this series. Are you ready? Let’s get started.
You can say it — it’s definitely an ironic title. But it’s taken a long time for these words to come together and make sense in my own head, so I can write them down for you. As most of us, who take to the vast space of the internet in search of fellow fans, opinions, and thoughts about our television shows will tell you, it can get — to put it politely — dicey.
Can a show be resurrected for the second time, two years in a row? Apparently, yes, if that show is called Timeless. In an unprecedented move, NBC decided to bring the cult phenomenon back (again!) for one last ride in the Lifeboat. Timeless returns this holiday season with a two-part series finale to wrap up the story. After all, Clockblockers don’t do anything halfway, do they?
Today marks the end of an excruciating wait for Timeless fans. The show lived in limbo for six weeks after the finale until NBC ultimately decided to cancel it, despite the outcry from fans on social media. Although Clockblockers were incredibly loud online, to the point of trending #RenewTimeless and #Timeless worldwide, ratings still weren’t up to par for the network to consider a renewal, so NBC finally pulled the plug on the beloved show.
(We can all agree Nielsen ratings is an outdated system that doesn’t accurately measure ratings anymore and needs to die)
The thing is, Clockblockers are a resilient and determined bunch, and they didn’t just go quietly into the night. A major fan campaign to save the show was launched then and fans tweeted nonstop at networks and streaming services — really, anyone that would listen — about the merits of the show and why it needed to be saved.
Because, see, Timeless is an incredibly diverse, complex and extremely well-written show with a stellar cast, that has been quite literally changing history. In its time travel adventures, the Time Team — historian Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer), Delta Force Sergeant Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) and scientist Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) — serve as conduit to bring amazingly well produced history lessons to our homes in each episode. Teachers across America have been using Timeless as a way to get students more interested in learning history and other subjects, making the show an excellent cross-disciplinary tool for education not only in America, but worldwide.
And then, as if a tweet storm wasn’t already big enough, Clockblockers raised money in record time to fly a gigantic Save Timeless banner over San Diego Comic Con a couple of weeks ago — a move that definitely didn’t go unnoticed by The Powers That Be. After that stunt, we knew there was definitely something happening behind the scenes, especially when the Timeless Writers tweeted the following:
Did that really happen?!! A humble thanks to all the #ClockBlockers who paid for and arranged for that awesome HeliClockter display at #SDCC2018! Your voices were definitely heard. We hope to have some answers/clarity for all of you soon.
— Timeless Writers (@TheTimelessRoom) 23 de julho de 2018
Expectations were through the roof for the past week and today our efforts have finally paid off. The Timeless Writers finally ended their over a week-long suspense and put us all out of our misery with the best news:
— Timeless Writers (@TheTimelessRoom) 31 de julho de 2018
Of course we all wanted a season 3, but at least now we’re getting some closure and the chance to save Rufus. After all, wasn’t that what we wanted? And according to Sony president Chris Parnell, not all hope is lost:
Thank you to all of the helicopters, tweets, paperclips, cupcakes, popcorn, cookies, and the fans. Especially to the fans. We’re not done yet. Please encourage everyone to catch up on @hulu and get ready to make the push to watch our show live this holiday. #Timeless #SaveRufus pic.twitter.com/C2mpA7XzXL
— Chris Parnell (@ChrisFParnell) 31 de julho de 2018
It’s time to rejoice, Timeless fans! You did it! We get to save Rufus and go on one last adventure together. What a time to be alive, my friends. What a time to be alive.
The Timeless two-part season finale is scheduled to air this coming holiday season at NBC.