3 Reasons Why NBC’s ‘Timeless’ Is The Perfect American History Class We Need

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Eric Kripke (“Revolution,” “Supernatural”), Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”) and the producers of “The Blacklist” have created a  thrilling action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past.

Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier and a history professor who use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events.

While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. Can this handpicked team uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it’s too late?

This show comes at the perfect time if it takes on  the right moments. Here are three reasons why

#1 The American Culture does exist and this will prove it.The United States is the most diverse country in the world. Its citizens are of all backgrounds, cultures, languages, races, ethnicities, and beliefs. Yet, we have a shared story. Culture is defined as the shared traditions, beliefs, customs, history, folklore, and institutions of a group of people. Culture is shared by people of the same ethnicity, language, nationality, or religion. It’s a system of rules that are the base of what we are and affect how we express ourselves as part of a group and as individuals.

#2 It will continue the engagement that has been stirred by the culture moment with with Broadway’s Hamilton has spurred.  People are reading and leaning from the lessons that were garnered in the early formation of our country. The show hold the promises of cultural lynch points of our history. In the trailer you see the explosion of the Hindenburg disaster. It was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst in Manchester Township, New Jersey.he disaster was well-documented because of the significant extent of newsreel coverage and photographs, as well as Herbert Morrison’s eyewitness radio report for station WLS in Chicago, which was broadcast the next day. Heavy publicity about the first transatlantic passenger flight of the year by Zeppelin to the United States attracted a large number of journalists to the landing. This was the evolution of transatlantic travel.

#3 It will make real the reason we have issues that we have in our nation.More Americans need to be familiar with the whole of  history, such as slavery, the industry evolvement and Native American struggles that are very rarely acknowledged.  Why are these still important? Because they affect us today. Why is it that Native Americans are so much more likely to be alcoholics and live in poverty? Even further, why do minorities tend to live in poverty more and succeed less? Why is there such a huge adjustment for immigrants? Why is the “American dream” hugely influenced by one’s upbringing?

The series will premieres October 3, 2016 at 10pm. I am tuning in. How about you?

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