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Post by Dave Webb on Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:02 pm

Remember the warehouse at the end of "Raiders of the Lost Ark"?

This new Syfy series is set in it. Or more accurately uses a warehouse very much like it.

The setup is: Two secret service agents see something they shouldn't and are recruited to staff Warehouse 13. Their job is to track down the odd and uncanny, box it up and put it in the warehouse. Because the 21st Century is when it all changes and...

sorry, not quite a Torchwood. It does seem to be a bit X-Files, and a bit Fringe. There's humour, which isn't the sole focus of the show. We've made it past the pilot, in which a comb tried to take over the world, and Tricia Helfer guests in episode one.

It's available on Hulu for those with the mad skills to get to Hulu and, no doubt, torrentable.

Anyone else seen it?

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Post by Zoltar on Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:35 pm

I've seen the pilot and the first episode. The Steampunk gizmos and the character of Artie are the highlights for me. I also like the mix of magic and SF. The show itself is light and fun, but perhaps a little too light.

Jury's still out for me.

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Post by Rich Flair on Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:55 am

A comb?

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Post by Zoltar on Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:44 am

Rich Flair wrote:A comb?
Yep, rather disagreeable one at that.

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Post by Rich Flair on Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:45 am

never trusted them.

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Re: Warehouse 13

Post by Dave Webb on Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:48 am

Rich Flair wrote:A comb?

I know.

If it helps, it was quite ornate. And interesting. If it had turned up on Antiques Roadshow, for example, they'd have been impressed.

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Post by Kate on Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:19 pm

We've been watching it too - it's turning into a really fun little show!

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Post by Zoltar on Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:32 pm

I think the latest episode was my favorite so far.

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Although I'm not sure I like Claudia being in the main cast. The story of the older agents was interesting, I liked the idea that they'd "save" the guy's room.

It's still light but it's fun. Smile

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Post by Zoltar on Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:00 pm

So, did anyone else follow this series to the finale?

I thought the show improved as it went along, and the season ender was a good cliffhanger. I'm glad it's been picked up for another season.

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Post by Dave Webb on Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:21 am

Zoltar wrote:So, did anyone else follow this series to the finale?

I thought the show improved as it went along, and the season ender was a good cliffhanger. I'm glad it's been picked up for another season.

Yep, I did.

It didn't improve, it did get a lot less lighthearted and I feel that the show suffered as a result. I'm particularly annoyed at
Spoiler:
the bronze zone, because they've got a known bad-guy and they're too goodie goodie to kill him, so instead they give him the keys to the warehouse and let him escape. It was an ending that depended on every single one of the heroes forgetting that the bad guy had thoroughly and completely infiltrated their home and that he'd been calling the shots for the last quarter of the season. Ho hum.

On the up side, I really like the cast and there are moments - frequent moments, as it happens - when the writing makes me grin. I'll be looking out for series 2 by assorted technical means.

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Post by Zoltar on Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:58 pm

Dave Webb wrote:Yep, I did.

It didn't improve, it did get a lot less lighthearted and I feel that the show suffered as a result.
Your mileage may vary as they say. I thought it kept the humor but mixed in some nice background for the Warehouse and raised the stakes for Artie. And as Artie is my favorite character, that was nice to see.

Dave Webb wrote:I'm particularly annoyed at
Spoiler:
the bronze zone, because they've got a known bad-guy and they're too goodie goodie to kill him, so instead they give him the keys to the warehouse and let him escape. It was an ending that depended on every single one of the heroes forgetting that the bad guy had thoroughly and completely infiltrated their home and that he'd been calling the shots for the last quarter of the season. Ho hum.
Spoiler:
Yeah, they did fumble that. But this cast has demonstrated they're definitely fallible. They felt safe in their little base and the Leena issue completely blindsided them.

Dave Webb wrote:On the up side, I really like the cast and there are moments - frequent moments, as it happens - when the writing makes me grin. I'll be looking out for series 2 by assorted technical means.
I like the cast too. I wasn't a fan of Claudia but she grew on me as the season progressed.

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