Timeless 2×06 “The King of the Delta Blues” Review

Spoilers Ahead

Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, and Lando Calrissian walk into a bar. . .

Episode Summary | Time in History: Over the hills and far away some life changing deals are made. Music is saved and all is well with Robert Johnson’s musical career with the help of Lando Calrissian, in our world known as Connor Mason who’s finally been given the terrifying opportunity to travel in his own time machine. That’s right, the fourth seat is now available and Connor gets to accompany Rufus, Lucy, and Flynn to 1936 San Antonio.

“The King of the Delta Blues” was the kind of episode that effortlessly served as proof of the fact that the relationships we have with others are ridiculously important and potent to our growth. And it also served as an acute reminder of the fact that this show’s impeccable with developing its dynamics. They’re all so easy to love, it almost seems surreal. In the case of ensemble casts such as this one, each character deserves the opportunity to shine on their own and through the relationships they’re in. And finally giving Connor Mason that moment in an episode that emphasized the importance of being someone’s fan was an excellent choice. (Kudos to Timeless for the fact that they’ve not had a filler episode so far.) This week, we’re diving into a time period that would impact music hugely and that’s easily appreciated here because not only are we massive music fans, but we’re excited to explore history apart from politics, too.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Timeless 2×05 “The Kennedy Curse” Review

Spoilers Ahead

Choices. They matter. And I suppose, beer does, too.

Episode Summary | Time in History: A long time ago in a … just kidding, we didn’t actually time travel this week, well we did, but not in the traditional sense. We actually just brought young John F. Kennedy to the present with us — all the way from 1934! Yikes. But it’s still an adventure when Kennedy escapes from the bunkers, finds himself partying, and the Time Team needs to make sure they find him before Rittenhouse does. Flynn’s left behind to take care of the sleeper agent in 1934, and Jessica accompanies Wyatt and Lucy on their mission. Agent Christopher deals with her own little adventure in the hands of Carol Preston, and Rufus and Jiya coordinate things from the bunker.

“The Kennedy Curse” was yet another solid episode authenticating the fact that where there’s good company, hardships are bearable. It’s not only vital to confide in people, but it’s absolutely necessary to speak up about the things that are within us because there’s nothing more therapeutic than conversation. There’s nothing that strengthens people the way that honesty and vulnerability does — they’re traits of great importance that ultimately make for exceptional television, and thankfully, Timeless has got it covered. I know that perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised at how great this season is so far, but I’m a big believer in TV’s terrible two — so kudos to Timeless writers for somehow making this season as great as the first, a genuine rarity in this verse. “The Kennedy Curse” took each of our characters on emotionally moving journeys allowing for their circumstances to be changed based off the choices they made in order to make things better and worthwhile. And all while trying to preserve history, because if Kennedy never became President, who knows what could’ve happened to America.

Continue reading

Timeless 2×04 “The Salem Witch Hunt” Review

Spoilers Ahead

All in good time. Isn’t that how the saying goes?

Episode Summary | Time in History: Centuries ago in 1692 — a dark time in Salem Village Massachusetts where over 200 women are accused of witchcraft and 20 were executed. In Timeless’ realm our very own Lucy Preston is also accused of it as is Benjamin Franklin’s mother, Abiah Folger. The Time Team with the help of Flynn and the exclusion of Wyatt travel back to find the sleeper agent before Rittenhouse does, and compelled by the truth Jiya told him earlier, Rufus makes some choices that leave him puzzled. Wyatt tries to clear things up with Jessica and in the end, we’re left with the mystery of what their future will be.

We don’t think about our choices as candidly as we probably should, but if someone watched our lives as they were occurring, the thematic essence of fate vs. free will would be a topic of great importance. And it is, truly our choices matter — they matter to the t so what happens when we’re presented with a clear vision of what the future will hold? A catastrophe of foreboding occurrences, a walk in the park, or an incredibly grey area that’s too complicated to properly analyze. Timeless has done a superb job of laying out the foundation for fate vs. free will from the very first episode when the show was meant to be about preserving history. Today, Timeless is a show about saving the world even if that means changing history, it’s about conscious choices our team must make in order to ensure that greater trauma isn’t found in the face of Rittenhouse — the threat we may have underestimated for a while. Whether it’s in their personal lives or for the sake of this great mission that’s tied to everything, I have a feeling the potency of our choices will be an ongoing theme, and one I’m most certainly okay with.

Continue reading

This Week’s Most Exquisite TV Moment

April 1-7
“The Box” | Brooklyn Nine-Nine

jake and holt

It’s been another stellar week into Spring TV with a sweet episode of When Calls the Heart, a gorgeous display of marriage on Madam Secretary, a meme-filled hysterical half hour of Black-ish, a haunting episode of The Americans, and an incredibly relatable episode of Superstore. (Especially for those of us who are multi-lingual!) But from the moment this week’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine concluded, I knew it’d be the most exquisite thing I’d watch all week.

Continue reading

This Week’s Most Exquisite TV Moment

March 25-31 
“Hollywoodland” | Timeless

Timeless - Season 2

And now that The Americans is officially back — Spring TV is blossoming exceptionally. (We’re just waiting patiently for the new season of New Girl!) We kicked off with a hugely impactful episode of Madam Secretary, a sweet showcase of marriage on When Calls the Heart, an incredible episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, an exceptional episode of Black-ish, a frustrating, but simultaneously intriguing episode of Riverdale, and a hilarious half hour of Superstore. A Series of Unfortunate Events made its second season debut and we’re definitely intrigued because the first four episodes will be covering my favorite books. But much like everyone and their mothers, we’re still buzzing about NBC’s Timeless

Continue reading

And Because of Him, We’re Destined for Greatness

IMG_1510

He is Risen!

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.
– 1 Corinthians 15:3-6

He died so we could live. And today, religion has become a word many have feared, shunned, and shied away from. But that’s just it, Jesus didn’t die so we could have a “religion”. He died for us to have a relationship with the kind of Savior who’ll never leave us or forsake us. My testimony is long and winding, but I’ve been a Christian since I could remember because of the family I was born into. And today, I’ve come to finally understand what it means to walk with Christ because that’s ultimately all that matters.

Christ came into this world to love us. He came to protect us. He came to stand with us. He came to save us. And to know that love is to know the greatest gift of all — because truly, while we’re able to love those we care for with infinite adoration, as human beings we can’t even process the magnitude of which God can love us. It’s that very love that allows us to love in return. His love is eternal.

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
– Romans 6:8-11

He is in us. We are in Him. And through Him, there’s nothing we can’t do. We can help protect this broken, angry world through love and dedication. We can help fight the good fight with honor and dignity. We can be a symbol of hope and a light in the darkness. And that’s what we’ve always strived to be here at Marvelous Geek Circles — loving.

Continue reading

Disney Spirit Jerseys and the Outfits You Could Create

You’ve seen them everywhere — it seems like everyone and their mother has one, but then you look at the price. $59.99 excluding tax isn’t what someone on a reasonable budget wants to consider especially after a fairly expensive trip to Disney. But the thing is, they’re worth it, and they’re especially worth it if you’re a Disney Annual Pass holder. No, I’m not in any way trying to sell you on one, I think, more than anything I’m trying to justify why I bought it myself. And here’s the thing, if you’re not an annual pass holder, then maybe this isn’t for you, but as far as basic questions go, yes they’re super comfortable, and there’s not a single body type they don’t flatter, where those two areas are considered — jackpot. But also, you don’t have to wear them to Disney.

The hardest decision I had to make was choosing a color because the army green one is utter perfection, and truthfully, I’m pretty sure I could have paired just as many outfits with it if I wanted to. But black seemed like a little less work and that’s the option I went with. And here’s the thing I love about Disney spirit jerseys, they’re versatile. I love planning Disney outfits more than I love ginger-ale, and Spirit Jerseys make it a tiny bit easier, which I’m always here for.

So without further ado, here are some of the outfits I put together for Spring/Summer.

Continue reading

Timeless 2×03 “Hollywoodland” Review

Spoilers Ahead

Guess who’s back!? Back again …

Episode Summary | Time in History: It’s the 1940’s in Hollywood and Citizen Kane (Secret Code Name: RKO 281) is in development, except Rittenhouse sleeper agent, Calhoun (Teddy Sears), is missioned to take and deliver it to William Randolph Hearst in order to ensure that once a month, Rittenhouse is granted access to publish anything they want, no questions asked. Agent Christopher learns the truth about what’s going on with Jiya and insists that she a doctor. Wyatt and Lucy take their relationship to the next level, but it’s short lived because guess who’s back! Famous movie star Hedy Lamarr (Alyssa Sutherland) befriends our Time Team and Rufus inspires her to rightfully explore her expertise in technology.

When we go on and on about Timeless being the best thing on television right now, we aren’t exaggerating – not even a little bit, and “Hollywoodland” is tangible proof of that fact, a remarkably written episode by Matt Whitney. This is a show driven by its characters, and this week, its character drove one another towards a type of growth that’s beautifully present amongst two people who’ve effortlessly changed one another for the better. It happens in presence of love, whether platonic or romantic, the unification of people who are each other’s halves is often the very definition of a poetic masterpiece. And sometimes, poetry is tragic, it’s unexpected profoundly life altering tragedy. It aches and tears away at parts of the being that words cannot even begin to touch and the places where hope used to dwell, despair and darkness follows. But in the bleak process of said darkness, tremendous, unparalleled growth also happens, and the deepest, most potently heartfelt choices are then made.

Continue reading

This Week’s Most Exquisite TV Moment

March 18-24
“My Heart is Yours” | When Calls the Heart

Our hearts are soaring because most TV shows are back from hiatus and all is right in the world again. They kicked off Sunday with a brand new, hysterically moving episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a remarkable hour of Timelessand the long anticipated When Calls the Heart. Tuesday met us with an incredible episode of Black-ish and Wednesday’s Riverdale was something, alright. Life Sentence continues to establish its place, and Superstore is driving us crazy in all the right ways. But you guessed it, we’re here to talk about When Calls the Heart and the wedding we’ve all been waiting for.

I wrote about Jack Thornton and Elizabeth Thatcher’s engagement through my tears, so even back then I knew that no matter what would air this week, I’d have to write about their wedding, too.

Continue reading

Timeless 2×02 “The Darlington 500” Review

Spoilers Ahead

Race cars and Darlington South Carolina discoveries.

Episode Summary | Time in History: The Time Team travels to 1955 Darlington, South Carolina following the mothership on a quest to stop the plans of their sleeper agent. We meet now renowned NASCAR driver Wendell Scott (Joseph Lee Anderson). It seems that Jiya sees glimpses into the future. Flynn could be extremely useful to the team if he’d just stop the sass for a moment, but at the same time, carry it on. Agent Christopher is 100% for the protection of her team. Wyatt’s past is as dark as some of us imagined. And Emma’s still as frustrating as ever, but not as wacky as Nicholas Keynes.

Timeless is a show driven heavily by its characters and it’s a show that spends each moment it has telling intriguing stories through them. And in “The Darlington 500”, we not only get to learn more about NASCAR racing legend Wendell Scott, but we’re given the chance to learn a little bit more about one of his biggest fans, our very own Wyatt Logan. “The Darlington 500” epitomized compassion gorgeously, it took our characters, and the guest stars through profound growth in moments of quiet, effortless intimacy reminding one another of the fact that they’re not alone. That’s perhaps the sweetest part of this episode, the showcase of just ardently they all care for one another, the great lengths they’re willing to go for one another, and the shared joy that’s a ceaseless presence when the entire time is together.

Continue reading