time travel television

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Future Man - (2017 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4975856/

Time travellers recruit an everyman to help save their world.

Crude and un-funny.

Continuum - (2012-2015 series) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1954347/
http://www.showcase.ca/continuum/

A cop from an authoritarian future is caught up in a daring time-travel jail-break, to become stranded in present-day Vancouver Canada.

Overall this is adequate, but with several plot points and character traits which are difficult to believe. The biggest problem I have is the various brushes against citizen-terrorism apologetics. My takeaway is that this show is "safe", with some edginess fabricated for the kids.

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Doctor Who (2005-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007vvcq
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0436992/

The last of a powerful race tours time and space, regularly ending up in trouble.

Playful fun. Occasionally attempts to glide past some significant issues with time travel but is generally bubblegum. Doesn't take itself too seriously. Recommended.

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12 Monkeys (2015-) image 1

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.syfy.com/12monkeys

Survivors of a plague that wipes out most humans make a desperate bid to undo it all by sending a man back in time.

I suppose it's inevitable that a television series based around time travel will get convoluted really quickly because they stretch things out. Still, this doesn't feel very good to me.



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