Monday, July 13, 2009

Warehouse 13

I love science fiction and tales of extreme possibility. I still watch Kolchak the Night Stalker, The X Files and the original Twilight Zone. I dabble in things like the Dresden Files and Reaper. I like Reaper cause it's quirky and fun plus "Sock" has to be one of the goofiest characters every committed to a series like this. Ever!
So last night, I watched the Pilot Episode of the SCI FI Channel's Warehouse 13. Speaking on the SCI FI channel, what the hell is that Sy FY non sense? Anyway, moving on, I really dug the show. Some have described it as the X Files light with a combo of Indiana Jones. Nah, I think it's more along the lines of Kolchak with a lil of Reaper's quirkiness thrown in.
The show is about two secret service agents who end up being reassigned to South Dakota. Once there they meet "Artie" the curator for Warehouse 13.
Warehouse 13 is where America stores all the quirky and weird bric and brac that's too dangerous for America to know about or until they figure out if it's gonna kill us! I loved how it played to the conspiracy buffs out there as Artie regaled Pete and Mika (pronounced Myyyka) with stories about how Edison wanted Ford to used this vehicle powered off human beings own magnetic electrical energy but Ford refuse to use the technology. Oil causes the engines to break down faster!
But the show is about the team. The mission keep the objects cataloged and safe and solve cases that may involve some sort of object. Stop it and bring it back!
The characters include the elusive Mrs. Frederick played by the Shield's CCH Pounder, Artie, Pete, and Myka. Pete and Myka are two of the best Secret Service Agents and can't figure out why they were assigned to Warehouse 13. Pete, works off of vibes. He's scatterbrained and goes with his gut! He has a child like sense of wonder that keeps the show funnie. That's why Pete was chosen. Then, there's the Scully like Myka. Myka is by the book and a skeptic. The classic over achiever's overachiever that can't seem to accept that there's some kooky stuff out here.
Then there's Leena. She's owns a strange bed and breakfast where Pete and Myka stay. She can read your aura. I can't wait to find out how long she's been living. Mrs. Fredrick's has been on the Governments payroll since the 1950's but hasn't aged a bit and seems to enter your place without using a door.
I liked it! Mrs. Jaycee watched it with me and I think she liked it too. I'm battin a thou cause Mrs. Jaycee watched Dr. Who with me. She even like the episode called the Next Doctor!
Be sure to watch!
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ChocolateOrchid said...

So glad to hear that someone else watched the show and liked it. Yes, I too have heard the comparisons between it and X-Files. X-Files was alot more dark than Warehouse 13. (And what's really goin' on w/the change to "Sy Fy"? I don't get it either).
Anyhoo, I'm very curious to see where they take the characters in this show. Will Myka remain the hardball skeptic as did Scully?.. I can't see it but you never know. I'm also curious to see what developes w/her and her visions of her dead lover. That kind of reminded me of the Fox network show "Fringe" (love that show).

Good to know there are others who like Sci-fi/Fantasy, also.

Mista Jaycee said...

Hey Chocolate Orchid,
I think the show will do well if it does not become a Monster of the week show. Stick with the characters and allow them to develop and tell a story. What is Leena? Who is Leena? Who is Mrs. Frederick?

Hadassah said...

I love watching Science Fiction but I cannot say the same for my hubby. I love Star Trek, I used toike X files cause I havent watched it for awhile now.Ididntreally like the Star trek movies though.

Demon Hunter said...

I love Warehouse 13! I sometimes write a little sci-fi, but I mostly write horror and fantasy. That show is going to do well I think. :-)

If you like the shows you mentioned, did you ever watch SUPERNATURAL, DOCTOR WHO, TORCHWOOD, etc.?

Mista Jaycee said...

Hey Demon Hunter,
Good to see you. I'm already a fan of Torchwood and The Doctor. Check some of my older posts. Martha Jones Rox! I write science fiction too.