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Timeless – Mrs. Sherlock Holmes (2×07)

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Timeless succeeded in making me cry during an episode devoted solely to the fight for women’s rights.

The fact that Rittenhouse wants to get revert history to a time before women had any rights, including the right to vote, and were deemed as the property, is worrisome in itself.

It also presents us with the opportunity to explore an unlikely partnership between Emma, Rufus and Flynn.

They wore both as surprised by Emma’s decision to go against Rittenhouse’s wishes as we were, but I don’t think any woman, no matter her loyalty, would stand by idly as someone took away her freedom. Maybe Emma isn’t bad after all.

At first, Emma hesitated to share exactly why she wanted to defeat Rittenhouse but seeing as Rufus and Flinn wouldn’t trust her any other way, she explained that she came from an abusive family and because women had rights, her mother was able to remove them from a toxic situation and allowed her to excel in her academics.

Honestly, if Rittenhouse DID succeed in abolishing women’s rights, how many of these women would still be around to fight in the present?

I believe Emma is going to switch teams completely since she’s starting to realize the right side of history isn’t Rittenhouse’s side. What can you expect from an organization led by a man who was plucked from the 1900s? In fact, he romantic relationship with Keyes is probably her way of being on the inside so she could try to stop them.

She’s going to become an ally to our time-traveling, now foursome, and eventually, even Carol, Lucy’s mother will join them.

Obviously, Emma wasn’t our first choice in possible Rittenhouse agents willing to abandon the cause but I’m not opposed to this. Timeless succeeds when they pull off these kinds of twists off effectively.

They are also successful in underlining just how pivotal certain moments in history, that we likely take for granted, really are. Sure, I’ve read about the women’s marches and their fight for the right to vote and as a woman, I’m eternally thankful, but I haven’t lived through it. At least not in this way, seeing someone from the present who knows exactly how pertinent a speech was to shape the future was and seeing it so close to not happening.

I’ve never felt the threat of having history changed for the worse so that we could lose all our privileges. It was a bit too close to home. Seeing a man tell Flynn to “control his wife” when Lucy asked a question lit a fire in me.

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, a female crime solver who probably would have been top police had women been allowed to hold real positions, served a great purpose. She was brilliant, fast-on-her-feet, and better than any man, yet she didn’t believe in the suffragette’s movement. She didn’t think that the women’s plight was her plight and while it was her opinion, it was also a projection of fear to standing up to the men.

Women like Alice, who by the end was sadly erased completely from history, were so brave in standing up to the men. After Lucy chewed out Grace for standing by idly, she found the courage to make a change and “not ride the coattails.”

Honestly, Lucy’s impassioned quote, “when we stay silent, we are just as much to blame,” rings so true in so many instances.

Grace cracked the murder — a suffragette was a sleeper agent — and saved the day!

Sadly, Donald Trump still became President in the present but “we didn’t do that,” Lucy told Agent Christopher.

There was definitely a focus on Lucy and Wyatt’s strained relationship as she’s trying to move on while he’s jealous of her budding relationship with Flynn.

Lucy and Flynn getting called out for their “romantic spat” and Grace summarizing the situation as Wyatt being a married man who didn’t tell her about his wife before they got involved was actually dead on. She really is that good!

For those of you worried that something happened between her and Flynn during their nightcap, you’ll be happy to know that they are “just friends.”

But both of them enjoyed leading Wyatt in believing something more was brewing. Hey, he kind of deserves it.

I truly feel bad for Wyatt because even though this is hard on Lucy as she just go the rugged pulled from under her, he’s torn just the same.

On one hand, he’s thrilled Jessica is back in the picture since this is what he’s always wanted. On the other hand, he opened himself up to the possibility of moving on and fell for Lucy. Those feelings don’t just go away just because your dead wife resurrected.

However, he needs to shelf those feelings for Lucy and she’s definitely going to help him with that because as she put it, “Jessica’s return is the closest thing to a miracle and she’s not going to come between that.”

But is it a miracle? Or is it a Rittenhouse miracle?

Jessica helped Mason, Jiya and Christopher sift through all the data they got after hitting Rittenhouse’s bunker.

One of the drives revealed a photo of Jessica which would back up all of our theories that she’s actually a Rittenhouse agent/sleeper agent.

Yes, the picture could be an innocent photo of that they used to find her in history and bring her back. I’m smelling a Jessica-centric episode. Wouldn’t it make sense for us to see Rittenhouse go back in time and save her on the presumed day of death after Wyatt kicked her out?

Another theory – she never died. Wyatt said they never found her body which means she could have been alive this whole time and working for Rittenhouse, waiting for the perfect moment to strike back.

She seems fairly calm about this whole time-traveling ordeal.

So Lucy and Wyatt fans, don’t give up hope yet. As far as I can see, Jessica won’t be number one in Wyatt’s life for too long.

Rufus was tempting fate in 1919 since according to Jiya’s vision, “he wasn’t going to die today.” Just cause you aren’t going to get killed doesn’t mean someone isn’t going to severely hurt you. Come on, Rufus!

Although, watching Rufus and Flynn bond against their will was seemingly cute. I never thought I would say it but Flynn is a great addition to the team. He’s the only one who really understands Rittenhouse’s motive, he’s a fighter like Wyatt, and he’s lost a great deal because of them.

I will say, I cringed when Rufus was telling Flynn about Jiya’s visions because they were in such close proximity to Emma. Look, just because she is helping right now doesn’t mean she won’t use that intel to screw you all over! It’s disappointing cause Rufus should have known better.

Do you think Jiya’s visions are accurate? Will Rufus die or will he find a way to cheat death? Or will death find him regardless?

Will Jessica betray Wyatt? How Timeless end?

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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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13 Best Government Conspiracy Shows to Watch During Your Self-Quarantine

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Must watch government conspiracy shows

Feeling a little restless and bored at home during your self-quarantine? It’s understandable. You didn’t expect to be living and working from home a month or so.

While you’re doing your part to flatten the curve and help prevent the spread of coronavirus, if you don’t have something to keep you occupied, your mind begins to wander just a little bit.

That’s honestly the only explanation I can think of for all the conspiracy theories I’ve been reading. While there’s absolutely no basis to them, it made me think that maybe there’s something there entertainment wise– people are craving a specific genre of television to help them through this tough time.

So, I’ve put together a list of shows surrounding government conspiracies that you might enjoy while you are cooped up inside.

Manifest (two seasons – currently airing)

Manifest is a mystery inside of a riddle that focuses on the return of Flight 828 five years after its initial disappearance. The plane’s re-emergence shocks everyone because they assumed their loved ones were dead. As the passengers begin looking for the truth, they stumble upon a government conspiracy that’s dangerous and frightening.

 

Emergence (one season so far)

Manifest made way for Emergence, a drama about a small-town cop who takes in a young girl at the site of a mysterious plane crash. The young girl begins exhibiting certain supernatural powers, and as high-ranking officials develop an interest in the girl, Jo realizes she’s entangled in a mystery larger than she ever imagined.

 

Stranger Things (preparing for season 4)

When Will Byers goes missing, three best friends in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana begin their search for him along with his mother and police chief Hopper. The investigation leads them to unraveling a series of supernatural mysteries that lead to secret government experiments with an alternate universe.

 

God Friended Me (two seasons – currently airing)

Not all government conspiracy’s have to be dark and dangerous, sometimes, they’re feel-good shows! Miles is friended by the “God Account,” a mysterious account on Facebook that allows him to help people in need. Miles and his friends try to figure out who is behind the all-knowing account, and the possibility of a government entity is high up on that list.

 

The Bodyguard (one season)

The British police thriller follows Police Sergeant David Budd, who is a war veteran suffering from PTSD. He currently works for the  Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police Service and is assigned as security for Homeland Secretary, Julia Montague, who is rather controversial in the political landscape. It keeps you guessing until the very end over who did what and who knew what.

 

The Passage (one season)

The series, based on a trilogy of the same name, focuses on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists test dangerous viruses that could potentially be a cure-all. However, there’s a chance they could potentially wipe out the whole human race if they get into the wrong hands (this might be a little too on the nose). A federal agent grows to love a young girl who becomes a test subject and attempts to protect her at all costs… even human destruction.

Quantico

Alex Parrish is the one of the top recruits at Quantico, a training facility for only the best and brightest, but she’s being set up of masterminding the deadliest attack on U.S soil since 9/11 — a bombing at Grand Central. Can she solve the conspiracy and clear her name before its too late?

Timeless

What’s better than a show that combines time traveling to relevant, pivotal, and iconic moments in history with a government conspiracy? Timeless is an adventure series that places you in the middle fo all the actions as Lucy, a historian, Wyatt, a soldier, and Rufus, a scientist, get recruited to thwart a nefarious government institution that wants to change the world as we know it.

Prison Break (5 seasons)

Michael Scofield’s brother, Lincoln Burrows, is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and put on Death row. Michael holds up a bank to get arrested and begins his elaborate plan of breaking them both out, which eventually leads into the reason he was framed and yeah, you guessed it, it’s an intricate political conspiracy that’s really messy.

24 (9 seasons)

Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles,  thwarts assassination attempts,  torture, traitors, and nuclear attacks, while hoping to save his nation from ultimate disaster.

 

Designated Survivor (3 seasons)

In a similar vein and also starring Kiefer Sutherland, low-level cabinet member Tom Kirkman ascends to the role of President of the United States after a devastating attack on the night of the State of the Union blows up the Capitol and kills the President and most of the top-reigning officials. Soon, it’s revealed that Kirkman wasn’t the designated survivor on accident as a government conspiracy unfolds.

 

The Event (one season)

Sean Walker, a seemingly regular man, begins to look into the mysterious disappearance of his fiancee and exposes one of the biggest cover-ups in American history.

Extant (2 seasons)

After a year in space, Molly Watts (our girl Halle Berry) returns to Earth and reconnects with her husband, a gifted scientist, and her son, Ethan, who has skills and powers that make him incredibly special. However, she begins to realize something isn’t just right and the conspiracy that unfolds threatens her career and family. The thrilling drama hails from Steven Spielberg, so even if it’s slightly overcomplicated, you know it’s bound to be an adventure.

There’s likely plenty of other shows… which ones would you add to the list? Share them with us in the comments or on Twitter @CraveYouTV!


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TV Shows to Binge During Your Self-Quarantine and Social Distancing

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TV Shows to watch While Working from Home Coronavirus

In case you haven’t been keeping up with global news, coronavirus, COVID-19, is forcing everyone to practice the 2020 version of”conscious uncoupling” known as “social distancing.”

Many cities/states are on lockdown with bars, restaurants, and other establishments closing their doors to keep the outbreak from spreading even more than it has.

If you’ve found yourself self-quarantined at home on the couch to prevent the spread of germs, you’ll likely be looking for things to keep yourself occupied.

Many shows have shuttered production with daytime and late-night talk shows going sans audiences or completely dark for the remainder of the month.

And this means it’s the perfect time to binge-watch those shows you’ve been putting off.

Here are some shows to watch during your self-quarantine.

 

Scandal

What the world needs now is a fixer who could tell us all how to get out of this mess. Since that’s not possible, we have the next best thing in Olivia Pope, DC’s fixer and right-hand to the President, who is also in a torrid love affair with him. It’s political, dramatic, and sexy as hell to this day.

 

Timeless

Don’t you wish we could all travel back to a time before the coronavirus? Same. Maybe if we had a time machine like Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus, we totally could. But alas, we’ll have to settle for watching their journey through key historical moments as they attempt to stop Rittenhouse from destroying the world.

 

 

Locke & Key

Think Harry Potter meets Narnia. Netflix’s new fantasy thriller finds a family moving into a mansion following their father’s death where they learn that it’s filled with secret keys that open up portals to other dimensions. You never know where you’ll end up, but it’ll make you forget you’re curled up on your couch amidst a toilet-paper shortage.

 

Mr. Robot

Elliot works as a cybersecurity engineer by day and doubles as a vigilante hacker by night. When he’s recruited by a mysterious underground organization, he’s forced to do things that make him question his personal beliefs, his morals, and most importantly, what’s real and what isn’t.

Financial burdens (like the fact that you spent all your money stocking up on canned goods and paper towels) plague three suburban moms who are tired of always playing “catch up.” They decide to take matters into their own hands and rob a grocery store. Soon, they find themselves trying to navigate a world of crime that has absolutely no rules. As they try to survive, their actions will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Stranger Things

You’ve already heard of Stranger Things, and if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s high time you do. The series takes place in 1980s Indiana and follows a group of young friends who become privy to supernatural happening within the government.

Grey’s Anatomy

There’s no better time than during a quarantine to watch all 16 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy. Honestly, when else are you going to have the time? All you need to know is that it’s a medical drama, there’s a doctor named McDreamy, and Shonda Rhimes is the boss babe behind it.

 

The Good Place 

The Good Place is a stroke of comedic genius mixed with some of the most insightful and wholesome storytelling of our generation. It’s also the only series that had the perfect series finale (fight me, but after coronavirus cause there’s a no-touching ban). Eleanor Shellstrop is shocked to find herself in the Good Place following her death and immediately realizes she’s there by mistake. No one is prepared for her hilarious afterlife antics as she hides from architect Michael and her new friends while trying to become a better version of herself.

Don’t be deterred by the plot — a young Latina woman learns she’s pregnant after she’s accidentally artificially inseminated. The series weaves together the best parts of a telenovela while adding heart, feshed-out characters, strong female leads, irresistible love interests, and family at the forefront of every storyline.

 

Love is Blind

In the reality TV vein, Netflix delivered the world’s newest obsession. It’s a social experiment that many claim prepared our generation for dating throughout “social distancing.” Love is Blind forces a handful of contestants to meet people while isolated in pods. Once they find their “soulmate,” they propose to them without meeting face-to-face and a few weeks later, walk down the aisle.

 

YOU

If you’re not familiar with Joe Goldberg, you’re missing out. YOU is a suspenseful thriller that digs into the mind of an obsessed serial killer and follows his romantic relationships.

 

Game of Thrones

Similarly to Greys Anatomy, when else are you going to find the time to watch all of Game of Thrones? This is the perfect time to dig into a pop culture phenomenon so you know what “winter is coming” means the next time someone mentions it.

 

The Marvelous Ms. Maisel

If there’s anyone that can cheer you up and put a smile on your face, it’s Ms. Maisel. Set in the late 1950s, Miriam aka “Midge” breaks the rules and pursues a career in stand-up comedy. While it’s unheard of for women of her class to pursue a career, it’s even more unheard of a woman succeeding in such an industry. But leave it to Midge to prove everyone wrong and do it with flair and style!

Binge. Enjoy. And wash your hands!


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Timeless Series Finale – The Miracle of Christmas

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Timeless the Miracle of Christmas Series Finale

The Time Team went on their final mission on Timeless Season 3 Episode 1 and despite things looking a little bleak at first, there were happy endings all around.

How apt was that final montage featuring “Time After Time?”


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