I’ve previously posted here about Fringe, a great TV series from the mastermind of JJ Abrams. It’s due to return for a new season along with most other shows next month, in the meantime I’ve been passing my time by watching Warehouse 13. It’s a little bit X-Files, little bit Fringe and a healthy dose of comedy in there as well.
The storyline is based around 2 Secret Service agents who get sent to work for the eponymous Warehouse 13, a government warehouse not unlike the one from Raiders of the Lost Ark. The warehouse contains various artifacts and objects from around the world, each of which having some sort of power or ability. From swords that make the wielder invisible to wish-granting kettle and even Pandora’s Box (empty of course). The official blurb is:
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 charges Pete and Myka 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.
Aside from the wordy description and terrible punctuation within, the show itself is brilliant. The characters are entertaining and engaging. Saul Rubinek as Artie pulls off a great acting job giving depth and believability to his character. Eddie McClintock (Pete) and Joanna Kelly (Myka) have a great chemistry together and the writers have done a good job fleshing out the characters and making them more than just stereotypical clichés.
A great introduction in the fourth episode to the regular team is Allison Scagliotti as Claudia Donovan, a young ‘techno-wiz’ who breaks into the Warehouse to find Artie. The only character seeming out of place and redundant is Leena (played by Geena Williams) who seems at odds with the rest of the cast, bringing it a slightly mystical type presence to the show which seems at odds even with the weirdness of the objects in the Warehouse.
The story-lines and plot are excellent, there’s not so many lingering questions as with Lost and Fringe however they are setting up various elements of a season-long story-arc with a rogue ex-Warehouse agent, the mysterious head of Warehouse 13, Mrs Frederick and Artie’s treasonous past. This show is definitely one to watch and is very highly recommended.
Hey man, I’m just about to start watching this, so glad to hear I’m in for a treat. I actually picked it up (in HD) at epic.THREE along with a bunch of other TV shows that should last me through to epic.FOUR I think ).
In case you were wondering how I found my way to your site, it was cause I needed a password reset to book my seat a couple of weeks before and your site link is on the e-mail you sent me. I’m just now organising my e-mails and figured I’d take a look.
Anywho, keep up the good work.
MutantNME : 18:03 : Mar 08 2010