Jul 7, 2009

TV Reminder: Warehouse 13

Just a reminder that Warehouse 13 premieres on The Sci-Fi Channel SyFy tonight. Part X-files, part Indiana Jones, Warehouse 13 is an hour long dramedy straight out of the script for National Treasure 3.

After saving the life of the President, two Secret Service agents find themselves abruptly transferred to Warehouse 13 -- a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota that houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse's caretaker Artie (saul Rubinek) charges Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the warehouse, itself.
I'd rather see a more serious Sci-Fi show from SyFy to replace Battlestar Gallactica (Virtuality perhaps?). I do enjoy SyFy's other dramedy Eureka (returning July 10th!). I also loved the pulpy fun of the first 3 Indiana Jones movies as well as the two National Treasure movies. If Warehouse 13 can manage to capture the tone of these shows without becoming too cheesy, it should be an enjoyable summer show to watch on those rainy afternoons. I would prefer if the show were a little bit more serious than Eureka perhaps matching the tone of some of the lighter episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I would agree that the show most likely can't try for realism or a dark tone given the subject matter.

Hopefully this show is a success and SyFy will start to get back on track with their programming. After the loss of Battlestar and Stargate Atlantis, SyFy is somewhat lacking in original content. Stargate Universe (yay Scalzi!), Caprica, and the Alien Nation reboot will hopefully be quality but they all represent continuations or reboots of existing properties. Eureka, Warehouse, and Sanctuary are the only "original" shows they have running now I believe. It's nice to see completely new properties in a media landscape dominated by CSI spinoffs, Comic Book movies, and Reality TV garbage. Try and make an effort to watch Warehouse 13, if for no other reason than to support something unique.

Learn more about Warehouse 13 at The Official Warehouse 13 Website

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...