Who doesn’t love time travel shows? The concept itself is magical. As we cannot go back or forward in real life, watching tv shows or movies that make this happen gives a whole different kind of excitement. There are many such time travel shows that will make you feel out of the world. However, very few shows have succeeded. The main reason for this is the failure of handling the concept when it comes to a logical explanation. Most shows mess up with narration and hence fail to reach a larger audience. That is why we decided to list those best time travel shows to make your life easy when it comes to picking the next show to watch.
All the shows mentioned here are available on a variety of streaming services. While the Netflix has most shows from the list, you will be surprised to know that some of the best shows are even available on Hulu as well. Let’s look at them in detail.
10 Best Time Travel Shows
- Umbrella Academy
- The Time Traveller’s Wife
- Legends Of Tomorrow
- Doctor Who
1) Umbrella Academy
Umbrella Academy is one of the most watched shows on Netflix. The show sets a unique screenplay in which seven siblings reunite to solve the mystery of their father’s death. These siblings are from different mothers, adopted by billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves, and possess a superpower. Along with finding the truth about their father’s death they also work in unison to stop the imminent global apocalypse. The story runs between past, present, and future making it one of the best series for people who loves to watch time travel show.
Currently, 3 seasons are available on Netflix.
Dark is one of the best shows created in the history of tv shows. One of the best Netflix TV Shows you should watch! Many shows have tried to showcase the concept of time travel, but most failed miserably. Out of all those, Dark stands unique and best because of its successful implementation of the time travel concept without interrupting the flow. The show begins with the disappearance of a child in the small German town of Winden. As many children start vanishing in the air, they try to follow the connection by gathering information from all those families. As they continue their investigation, they will learn about the conspiracy of time travel and its link with several generations.
Three seasons are available on Netflix.
Outlander is an award-winning show based on the concept of time travel with a bit of historical touch.
Claire Randall (Caitríona Balfe ) is a former Second World War military nurse living with her husband in Scotland in 1945. She finds herself transported back in time to 1743. In this world, she feels threatened and the situations make her marry a Highland warrior named Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). She keeps traveling forth and back and hence her emotions are shared between her two lives.
A prequel of Outlanders, “Blood of my blood” is in the making. Six seasons have been released so far and Netflix has only the first five seasons. The latest season was aired on Stars from Mar 6 to May 1, 2022.
4) The Time Traveller’s Wife
Best series made on Time travel that showcases love, loss, relationships, and most importantly how we are bound to time. The Time Traveller’s Wife is a love story between Clare and Henry. Clare meets Henry when she is 6 years old but Henry is from the future. Fourteen years later a beautiful girl walks into the library where Henry is working and claims she knows him very well. She also says that she is his future wife! As Henry keeps disappearing into the past and future, Clare does everything to save her love.
HBO has the first season with six episodes. It also stated that there will not be any further seasons to ‘The Time Traveller’s wife”.
This is not exactly time travel but here in this series, the time froze when they were in the air. A plane with 191 passengers and crew was flying from Jamaica to New York, and on the way, it experiences severe turbulence. When they land they surprisingly find out that they have been presumed dead for five and a half years. Their family is happy to reunite them but they find many things have been changed in this time period.
Manifest is available to watch on Netflix and currently, there are three seasons available. Manifest’s fourth and final season is expected to release around November 2022.
‘Travelers’ is one of the gripping shows based on science fiction and time travel. Hundreds of years from now, the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. They secretly work as a team to save humanity from the horrific future. Six of them have their own lives along with this secret mission. The show keeps you hooked up with its fast-moving, engrossing plot. Though there are few flaws in the storyline there is no doubt that Travelers is purely entertaining.
Netflix has three seasons of Travelers and the fourth one has been canceled.
7) Legends Of Tomorrow
If you are a fan of Disney comics then you will definitely love this one. Legends of Tomorrow is a spin-off featuring characters introduced in Arrow and The Flash along with new characters, set in the Arrowverse. Time traveler rogue Rip Hunter has been given a new task. To prevent an apocalypse he has to recruit a rag-tag team of heroes and villains. This team has to stop the threat that is impacting both earth and time.
Netflix has 7 seasons of Legends Of Tomorrow DC Show. The series officially ended after the cancellation of season 8.
8) Doctor Who
One of the classic and long-running British shows broadcasted in 1963. Doctor Who depicts the adventures of a Time Lord. This doctor who looks like a human is an extraterrestrial being meaning he has an alien life. The doctor works for the people facing troubles and saves civilization as he explores the universe in his time traveling space ship TARDIS. He has stolen this ship from the planet of the Time Lords where he was staying before beginning this adventure. In the long history of this series, a total of 6 actors have played the role of a doctor.
All 13 seasons of Doctor Who are available to watch on HBO max. Season 14 is set to release in 2023 with Neil Patrick Harris as the new addition to the cast.
Timeless is a historical science fiction highlighting the historical facts with accuracy. To know the history you should watch Timeless. One of the organizations is trying to change history through time travel. A team of three Lucy Preston, Master Sergeant Wyatt Logan, and Rufus Carlin try to prevent it from happening. They have to travel back to critical events using the prototype of the state-of-the-art time machine which has been stolen.
Hulu has two seasons of Timeless. Season 3 has been canceled as per the latest update.
Looking for the best time travel show to binge-watch? Here it is. Lost on Amazon Prime is 6 seasons long and consists of a total of 121 episodes! This series has everything! Supernatural elements, science fiction, and time travel concept hence because of all these factors it is one of the best shows available on Amazon Prime video. A flight flying from Sydney to Las Angeles crashes in between an island located somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean. From there the story unfolds focusing on the past, present, and future. There is a lot to see in the show so go for it if you love such dramas.
Lost is one of the greatest television series of all time. It is available to watch on Prime Video.