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6 shows about time travel to watch for fall
Have you ever dreamed of time traveling? To witness great moments in history, to repair the mistakes of the past, or simply to know the future… The seventh art as well as series of all kinds have represented time travel in so many ways. To escape autumnal grayness, we suggest 6 shows which will transport you in space and time.
Full of complexity, Dark is one of those shows where you can discover new details every time you watch it. This German sci-fi series produced in 2017 depicts four families whose stories are intertwined because of a mystery that surrounds the town of Winden, specifically an unusual cave. In 2019, the police officer Ulrich Nielsen's 12-year-old son Mikkel suddenly disappears. In 1986, thirty-three years earlier, it was his younger brother Mads who had also disappeared under mysterious circumstances. With three time periods that mix and merge together, Dark is a show that is as intriguing as it is moving, as the metaphysical concepts borrowed from Einstein fit perfectly into this mind-boggling series.
The Umbrella Academy
And here is the most quirky series about time travel: The Umbrella Academy. Inspired by the comic books of the same name by Gerard Way (the My Chemical Romance singer) and Gabriel Bá, this Netflix production narrates the story of seven children with extraordinary abilities adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire inventor. But these children who were expected to protect the weak and the defenceless must now prevent the Apocalypse. And because they didn’t find any solution at the end of the first season, they travel back to the 1960s. In The Umbrella Academy, we love this team of superheroes portrayed as a family drama.
Let’s fly in Scotland to discover the Outlander universe and its mysteries linked to Celtic mythology. Adapted from the novels of the same name written by Diana Gabaldon, the show unveils a real journey in space and time. In 1945, Claire and Frank Randall travel to the Scottish Highlands to enjoy their “second honeymoon”. But while visiting a strange circle of menhirs called Craigh Na Dun, the character played by Caitriona Balfe finds herself transported to the rebellious Scotland of 1743. Our favorite things: the romance between Claire and Jamie, the Highlands' beautiful landscapes, the representation of Scottish history, and the supernatural aspect with time travel.
Created in 1963, Doctor Who is considered as a real institution in Great Britain. For fans of science fiction, it is hard to miss this show with such an unusual plot. Originally broadcasted on BBC One, this series depicts the adventures of a Time Lord, better known as the Doctor. In his time-traveling spaceship called the TARDIS, this curious character, played by different actors throughout the seasons, travels through time and space to explore the universe and meet extraterrestrial beings. In the same way that the Doctor is supposed to be immortal thanks to his ability to regenerate, Doctor Who is gifted with an exceptional longevity since it holds the title of the longest-running science fiction television show and has been listed in the Guinness World Records since 2006.
Travelers (Les Voyageurs du temps)
Starring Eric McCormak, MacKenzie Porter and Nesta Cooper, the Travelers series blends effective plots and enthralling characters with a unique take on time travel. In this drama set hundreds of years in the future, the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness to the 21st century in the bodies of people about to die. The team, who must go unnoticed by the rest of the world, aims to change the course of events in order to prevent the destruction of mankind in the future. Thanks to its excellent sense of rhythm, Travelers succeeds in balancing the action while respecting a certain coherence with this well-crafted scenario.
11.22.63 is like a time travel version of Breaking Bad. Based on the novel written by Stephen King, this eight-episode mini-series stars James Franco as Jake Epping, a divorced teacher suffering from lung cancer. One day, his little world is turned upside down when he discovers a time portal inside a restaurant. His old friend Al Templeton entrusts him with the mission to travel back to the 1960s and prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But there is a small problem: changing the course of history has serious consequences for the future... Sober, efficient, intriguing, 11.22.63 will immerse you into the revolutionary frenzy of the 1960s for the time of a weekend.
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