One of our favorite streaming shows of the last few years has been time-travel adventure .
The world of the future is in some ill-defined crisis, and the only way this can be averted is to send people back in time to make better decisions.
Thousands of travelers have been sent back; the show follows a group led by star Eric McCormack. He’s an FBI agent who originally toppled to his death down an elevator shaft. But now he’s accompanied by, among others, an overdosing heroin addict, a woman beaten to death by her cop partner, and a woman who turned out to not really exist at all when the travelers discover her life story was a fabrication.
As well as the trials and tribulations of completing their difficult mission without breaking cover, the travelers discover that they’re not the only people going back in time. A rival group from the future seems intent on derailing their plans, and in the second season, a renegade traveler gets in on the action, kidnapping people and generally laying waste to their plans. These difficulties are having ripples in time; the future that our travelers knew has already been substantially disrupted, putting their knowledge and past allegiances on shaky ground.
The first two seasons were aired in Canada before hitting Netflix for worldwide distribution. The second season ended on a cliffhanger, with the future of the world—and the show itself—hanging in the balance. Luckily, eventually the show was recommissioned, and the resulting 10-episode third season is a Netflix exclusive. Netflix released it today, perfectly setting up the weekend for a good eight-hour binge. Is it time to clock out yet?