BULL stars Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull in a drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, the founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time. ... See full summary »
A 2016 lawsuit claims that the series was plagiarized from El ministerio del tiempo (2015) (Ministry of Time), a Spanish series about (in the lawsuit's words) "the adventures of a three-person government team (consisting of one woman and two men) travelling through time to thwart undesired changes to past events". (And in fact the creators of the show were at one point courting Sony to make a US version.) NBC and Sony argue that this premise is sufficiently generic that no individual can claim ownership of it and that otherwise the shows are otherwise entirely different. The case is ongoing. See more »
Great Scotty !!! Another typical Sci-Fi-ish adventure...!!!
Ah! Time travel! So many movies and TV series about it. You can do a lot of things with it BUT there are also rules! A lot of things that you can't do. And in the end you are always messing things up. And you must go back and try to fix them, usually to make things even worst!
So. Timeless is another light Sci-Fi-ish TV series about time traveling. As it is expected, the show skips the science and goes straight to the formation of an unlikely team and their first mission: Stopping a group of rogue agents who want to change history.
There are sooo many wrong things with this concept, yet many movies and series pulled it off, by having interesting plot elements, surprising twists and funny dialogues. Time traveling is (for now at least) just a vehicle for entertainment.
Where is Timeless stands in this group? Too soon to tell. The pilot has high production values i.e. good visuals including an OK representation of the 30s (cars, shop, clothes etc.) and a CGI Hindenburg destined to explode. The script though is boringly typical and on the hasty side, also trying to make an impression with phrases like "wait to see Michael Jordan dunk, and Michael Jackson dance". There are numerous plot holes too. The cast also is a mixed bag. I like Spencer's acting but I would change some of the other actors.
Overall: Another typical Sci-Fi-ish adventure. Light on the Science, more heavy on the fiction. Lots of plot holes. Didn't hate it, didn't loved it. The plot is sub-par but there are hints for a deeper mystery that might get somehow interesting. I'll keep watching ...for now.
P.S.// If you wonder about my "Great Scotty !!!" title, it is a fusion of Christopher Lloyd's iconic exclamation "Great Scott!" (for Back to the Future) and Abigail Spencer's character in "Suits" ...Scotty!
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