TV Club: Timeless needs to ditch the formula
Sometimes shows go on a hot streak, cranking out a pack of successive best-of-series episodes. This isn’t the case with “Stranded” and “Space Race,” two back-to-back Timeless episodes of varying quality. It may not be as thrilling as watching a show hit home run after home run, but these two installments manage to illustrate some of the best things about NBC’s time-travel series while also falling victim to some of what holds the show back. One’s mostly a winner, the other not so much, and while the overall effect is still a mostly positive one, it can be useful to use the highs of one to understand the lows of the other.