Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Travelers


Lately, I have been partaking of streaming TV. Netflix. Hulu. Apple +. I've been starting a bunch of new shows, and. . . When I'm checking the time to see how much longer until it ends, it's a sign that that might not be a show for me (*stares meaningfully at For All Mankind*). Or when I find myself fast forwarding through a fifteen minute stretch because I just can't sit through the idiocy (*side eyes Hollywood*). 

But occasionally, I've hit gold. 

Marcy Hatch mentioned Travelers to me, so when it popped up as I was scrolling shows on Netflix, I figured I might as well give it a try. And I'm hooked. 

Travelers is a show about time travelers from the distant future. They've come back to our time to "fix" things. But they don't come back in their own bodies. The hand-waving mechanism of choice involves quantum entanglement whereby they take over the bodies of people who are about to die. The consciousness transfer is fatal to the host, but they were about to die anyway, so it's kind of okay? 

Like many Netflix shows, this only has three seasons. I'm currently through season two. (I'm deliberately holding off on season three partly because I don't want it to end.) 

It was created by Brad Wright, who worked on shows from the Stargate universe, which might be one reason I took to it so readily. Or it just could be that it's an interesting show. 

We get to see how they finance things (betting on horse races and lottery numbers), how they figure out how to live as their hosts, and how they get instructions from the future (consciousness transfers to children apparently aren't fatal). 

If you like this kind of show, you should check it out. 

15 comments:

  1. It doesn't sound like something I'd get into but I'll have to check out an episode. I need a new one to binge watch. Have a great day :)

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  2. There is so much good stuff available now. It's insane compared to when I was a kid. :P

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  3. This sounds pretty good. I hope it is not too bleak

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    1. No, not terribly. We get glimpses and hints of the future, but by Protocol 2, they are supposed to "leave the future in the past" and not think/talk about it too much.

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  4. Bet my hubby would like this one.

    Betty

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  5. Well, I am a huge fan of Stargate... but sometimes time travel stuff does my head in. Just checked, it is available here so I've flagged.

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  6. nteresting premise. I enjoyed the first season the best, but stuck with it throughout.

    Upload, on Amazon Prime, was pretty dang great. So far there is only one season. -hoping there will be more.

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  7. Travelers was good, had possibilities. I remember Stargate, my son watched it obsessively.
    Upload is excellent.

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    1. It's too bad Netflix cancels things after three seasons.

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  8. It reminds me of Quantum Leap with Scott Bakula when he was a younger man. He went back in time to save people, popping into someone else's body but that person wasn't dying. One of these days the Husband or I will learn to stream.

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  9. Oh, I LOVED this one. So sad for it to end. It's a good enough concept, I hope someday there will be a reboot, based on whatever happens in the world. Maybe in a few years there can be a new "Travelers" where they're trying to prevent Covid.

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    1. Well, they did have a pandemic that they sort of caused. . .

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  10. I will check this out... Not quite sure if I would like it.

    By the way, forgot to tell you that I watched a series you suggested in April -- Self Made, on the life of Madam C J Walker. Good one. Coincidentally, I finished watching the series around the time the George Floyd incident happened. Just showed how much ground still needs to be covered.

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