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post #181 of 696 Old 08-23-2009, 07:07 AM
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So it's a 13 episode season for for Season 1 of Warehouse 13?

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I read it was going to be 11. Did someone hear different?

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yes, it's a 13 episode season, the two hour pilot counted as two episodes. It's always been 13 episodes as far as I know and it's been renewed for a 2nd season of 13 episodes. 12 or 13 is pretty much the norm for cable shows. The longer running more popular ones sometimes start adding more episodes per season.
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yes, it's a 13 episode season, the two hour pilot counted as two episodes. It's always been 13 episodes as far as I know and it's been renewed for a 2nd season of 13 episodes. 12 or 13 is pretty much the norm for cable shows. The longer running more popular ones sometimes start adding more episodes per season.

But then they seem to split the season into two parts about 3-5 mos apart. To my recollection, Rescue Me is the only cablenet show that's running a straight through 22 ep season(April - September) and I'm pretty sure that's because they've been off the air for so long due to the strike.
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But then they seem to split the season into two parts about 3-5 mos apart. To my recollection, Rescue Me is the only cablenet show that's running a straight through 22 ep season(April - September) and I'm pretty sure that's because they've been off the air for so long due to the strike.

yeah, they tend to do that, I don't really mind that too much, as long as they bring the 2nd half back in a reasonable amount of time. They seem to be splitting things up randomly, The Closer will run 15 straight and then have a couple around Christmas, they seem to vary all over the place. SciFi seemed to run the Stargates and even BSG with 10/10 split seasons. I can live with that stuff as long as the shows come back in a reasonable time, but the Eureka split season was terrible, we're now in what they're calling 3.5, but the .5 part didn't start until what should have really been about when Season #4 would have normally begun.

If WH13 continues getting good ratings, I'm sure they'll start extending the order, I kind of like the Christmas/New Year special things, Psych and Monk and The Closer have done that before.
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I think the show is still searching for it's stride, I thought we had hit the ground running when Claudia came on the scene, but the show seems like it's regressing or something. I always considered it a light fun romp, but they keep trying to put in darker aspects that don't seem like a good fit. I'll stick it out, but even the Myka and Pete interactions don't seem as good as they were in the earlier episodes.
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They're definitely trying to find their stride, but I thought tonight's episode was a step in the right direction. For me, the dynamics among the characters had more energy than any previous ep. It was the first time I felt all the characters clicking at once.

The thing that didn't work for me was Pete's deception in the Vegas hotel room and her return to Warehouse 13. The way that ending unfolded didn't work. I still think, though, that the characters started to feel more real. The story telling probably isn't strong enough to raise this show to a very high level, but if they can make the emotional bonds stronger, I'll be able to enjoy it. They did a fairly good job of that tonight. I especially liked Myca's opening up to Artie about the level of trust and openness she needs from him. I think there were at least a couple of moments like that for all the main characters.

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They're definitely trying to find their stride, but I thought tonight's episode was a step in the right direction. For me, the dynamics among the characters had more energy than any previous ep. It was the first time I felt all the characters clicking at once.

The thing that didn't work for me was Pete's deception in the Vegas hotel room and her return to Warehouse 13. The way that ending unfolded didn't work. I still think, though, that the characters started to feel more real. The story telling probably isn't strong enough to raise this show to a very high level, but if they can make the emotional bonds stronger, I'll be able to enjoy it. They did a fairly good job of that tonight. I especially liked Myca's opening up to Artie about the level of trust and openness she needs from him. I think there were at least a couple of moments like that for all the main characters.

I'll probably like it better when I watch it again. I usually do. One thing though, I think Myka is a babe.
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The thing that didn't work for me was Pete's deception in the Vegas hotel room and her return to Warehouse 13. The way that ending unfolded didn't work.

Yeah, the ending didn't quite gel. I did like the use of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" as the evil Myka/Alice entered the warehouse.

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One thing though, I think Myka is a babe.

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I'll probably like it better when I watch it again. I usually do. One thing though, I think Myka is a babe.

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I did like the use of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" as the evil Myka/Alice entered the warehouse.

Agreed. Best use of music to date.

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I always considered it a light fun romp, but they keep trying to put in darker aspects that don't seem like a good fit.

One of the problems I have with nearly all Sci-Fi programming is the main tough guys skew more to comedy than to professionalism. It happens in every show, from O'Neill in SG-1 all the way up to Lattimer in WH13.

They all play the comedy angle too hard and they never convince me they are actually supposed to be professional military or law enforcement. From the way they walk into a room, or conduct themselves at a scene Sci-Fi have always made those characters far too relaxed and casual to be convincing as pros.

That's not to say they can't be both hardened professionals and also funny because we've seen that on other shows like X-Files, Bones, Supernatural ... even Casey on Chuck (which is a show played for laughs) is far more convincing as NSA.


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Yeah, I laughed my frakkin' head off when Bill Adama got drunk and threw up on himself. I just couldn't take that guy seriously.

(Sorry. Couldn't resist. There's always the exception that proves the rule. I pretty much agree with you.)

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Yeah, I laughed my frakkin' head off when Bill Adama got drunk and threw up on himself. I just couldn't take that guy seriously.

(Sorry. Couldn't resist. There's always the exception that proves the rule. I pretty much agree with you.)

I know what you mean, how can you take Adama seriously with a mustache like this?



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Did she take the magic chip into the Mirror, ..... the one that didn't give her any advance warning of what was/would go down in the warehouse?
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I really enjoyed tonight's episode and the Moby song was great!
Looks like next week's episode in the Warehouse might be a good one.
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I've been watching and it's an Ok show. But, to be honest, I would not watch it if there was anything else remotely interesting on.
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Is anyone else as impressed with Joe Morton as I am? He can take an obviously minor role like the one in Warehouse 13 tonight and make it seem special. And there always seems to be such intelligence behind those expressive eyes and that wonderful voice - like he knows all sorts of things we regular folk won't ever figure out. There was some fairly good emotional content in tonight's episode, but Joe Morton, as always, stands apart from the rest.

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Though back on Eureka, he's not alone. Colin Ferguson is very impressive in many of the same ways. He pulls off self-deprecating and compassionate like no other actor I know.
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Though back on Eureka, he's not alone. Colin Ferguson is very impressive in many of the same ways. He pulls off self-deprecating and compassionate like no other actor I know.

Ain't that the truth.

Colin Ferguson has one of the most unusual ways of delivering a line - in a soft, gentle voice that seems to have more impact the quieter he gets. You see most actors go the other way - going for a laugh with a loud-is-funny delivery, or for serious with an angry-is-dramatic tone. Instead of yelling, Ferguson can be funny by delivering a line when it almost seems he's inhaling, and touching when you have to look really close to see the subtle change in his eyes. It's unique.

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I think the show is still searching for it's stride, I thought we had hit the ground running when Claudia came on the scene, but the show seems like it's regressing or something. I always considered it a light fun romp, but they keep trying to put in darker aspects that don't seem like a good fit. I'll stick it out, but even the Myka and Pete interactions don't seem as good as they were in the earlier episodes.

The Mirror/Alice one was pretty good.
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I felt last night's episode was the weakest of the series. Claudia was written as a very smart person, and now the writers have decided to dumb her down 30-40 IQ points.
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Pretty soon they'll run out of Eureka actors to guest star and the show will have to stand on its own anyways.

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I felt last night's episode was the weakest of the series. Claudia was written as a very smart person, and now the writers have decided to dumb her down 30-40 IQ points.

But so much cuter!

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But so much cuter!


No argument there! It did seem a little odd using her for some slapstick moments, but I thought it was fun to watch her.
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Yeah, I like this version of Claudia. If "stupid is as stupid does" then sometimes my IQ is 6.

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No offense, but it's always a surprise to me that such an insipid, generic, unimaginative show does well (relatively speaking) on cable. But then again, maybe that's why.
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No offense, but perhaps it is because enough folks disagree with your qualitative appraisals.
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No offense, but it's always a surprise to me that such an insipid, generic, unimaginative show does well (relatively speaking) on cable. But then again, maybe that's why.

Classic example of someone using "no offense" as a cover so they can go ahead and offend an entire fanbase with impunity. Stay classy Joel Clemons!

Perhaps if you find the show so unwatchable and are so bothered that it has a fanbase you'd be better served to take your clearly superior and unique intellect and imagination somewhere else where us peons won't offend you so.
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My fault, guys. When I said my IQ was 6, he probably thought EVERYONE here was incapable of seeing his condescension for what it was. We probably won't see him again. Comments like that are what I call "drive by fruitings."

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