If there weren't freaking nothing else in the entire world on, I don't know that I would have watched it.
Am I that desperate for scifi that I'd settle for lousy scifi? *shudders*
I thought the first episode was alright, I do agree that it is a little bland but I found some humorous moments in the episode, especially the bantor between the leading characters. I am willing to give the show a shot.
"I love my insanity because it keeps all the sane people away from me"
I enjoyed the pilot. I really thought it worked, and I look forward to seeing more.
I don't know what was worse, the acting or the overly collagen injected lips that female detective sports. This reminds me of Eureka of but worse, which is pretty bad.
It's only one episode, so I won't dismiss it just yet.
Agree with all said here. Very bland pilot... could be intriguing premise, but nothing to show me yet. Characters fairly uninteresting, with Saul Rubinek (sorry if I didn't get the last name correctly) a bit of a stereotype of eccentricity. Liked Bob Newhart in The Librarian much better.
However, also like everyone else, I'm willing to give this a couple more episodes, but, damn, make those lead characters more interesting. I'm getting so sick of cliches... it's like there is no originality left in the world!
Sci Fi UK acquires 'Warehouse 13'
Sci Fi UK has secured the first-run pay-TV rights to Warehouse 13 from NBC Universal International Television Distribution, it has been announced.
The series, starring Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly, centres around two Secret Service agents who find themselves abruptly transferred to a top-secret storage facility.
"We’ve had a fantastic run of highly anticipated, much talked about premiere series on the channel this year - and Warehouse 13 is no exception," said NBCU Global Network’s head of channels James Newton.
"There was a tremendous buzz ahead of its launch in the US and the first night ratings are testament to what a fantastic show it is. The special effects and exciting plot twists make it a real gem for our autumn schedule."
The sci-fi series joins Knight Rider, Dollhouse and Legend Of The Seeker in landing a UK premiere on the channel.
Finally watched the pilot. Umm.
So...has anyone just been blown away by the premiere?? I mean noone has from what I've seen.
My personal opinion echos the critic's reviews. I like Saul Rubinek, but the pilot just wasn't engaging enough to make the show a must see. I will DVR the show and watch it when I have time.
"You cannot reason with your own heart;
it has it's own laws and beats about things
which the intellect scorns."- Mark Twain -
you know for a show to catch my attention they need either interesting characters or a good theme.
and this show had neither.
the characters were awfully boring and bland, not to mention bringing in the lead's supernatural hunches and explaining it so early in the show was a terrible call.
and the theme was.. well disappointing, it didn't leave me wondering what else is lying around in that warehouse and how these artifacts came to be.
so I'd say the main element this show is missing is MYSTERY.
Just watched in on hulu. Looks ok will have to wait for a few more episode to be see if i will still watch.
Upon seeing it again, I came away liking it a bit more. The next few episodes will really decide things for me.
MS - "Boy, wow that's a great question!"
"Anyone know what SENTIENT means???"
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Warehouse 13 - Eddie McClintock Interview
I have little doubt this show will last. I think it has one chance, and only one chance. That is the fact it is airing in the summer where they have basically no competition. Here, as well as other sites, the general consensus seems to be one large "meh" reaction. Truthfully how many shows have started out dull as nails and turned into gems in a few episodes?
Enjoy it while it lasts, I would not be surprised if the next ratings sink. And is this show really that cheap a production it can last with low ratings?
If my DVR records the premiere of this show one more time! I think I'm gonna scream!