Thursday, August 31, 2006

The volume of an irregular object

Over the last few days, I took the opportunity to catch up on Eureka, a new show on SciFi. I had previously seen the pilot and, having been sufficiently amused, fully intended to follow up with the regular episodes.

For those unfamiliar with the series, the premise centers around a down to earth sheriff charged with policing a small town populated by super geniuses. Everyone in Eureka is connected in one way or another to Global Dynamics, a huge secret research company filled with bizarre high tech projects that cause problems on a weekly basis. And it's the main character's job to try and restore order after something blows up.

My initial opinion was favorable but ultimately uncommitted. I would have watched and been entertained, but it didn't seem like the show would lay claim to any genuine affection. The third episode changed that, turning me into a full fledged fan. Specifically, there is this scene about two-thirds the way through where the protagonist confronts the villian with owning the following impliment:

"A wormholing, time bending, invisiblying device that shields you from the mind."

As far as I'm concerned, this is the best show SciFi has produced since Farscape. If you have a few hours to waste and either good TV channels or an internet connection, I fully recommend giving it a look see.


Guruh Roy said...

Well, it was unlucky for me not to watch such a show but i do watch any scifiction show. its sometimes gives me something to think

MathiasTCK said...

I saw the pilot, I think I missed eps 2 and 3, but I'm Tivoing the rest.

It looks good enough to watch, but I'm not sure the show will last. It seems very fluffy.

LeperColony said...

It really is, and some of the plots are just sorta lame, for lack of a better word. But then again, it isn't a plot kind of a show.

jarret said...

DO not forget Battlestar Galactica!!

Eureka does rock though.

Jackson said...

I need to check this out.

And I was going to mention Battlestar. This is better than BSG?

LeperColony said...

Er, no. It isn't better than BSG. Forgot that it was on SciFi.

SKY said...

Ha. That is a funny line. Anyways, I still haven't seen Battlestar Galactica so before I check out Eureka, I think I really should watch BSG. Too many shows to watch and not enough time!

jarret said...

It is all about Tivo, you never can watch all the shows when they are on.