Originally Posted by gwsat
I have watched Eureka from the beginning and continue to enjoy it. I confess, though, that Jamie Rae Newman is about to wear out her welcome with me. She is a beautiful young woman but seems to specialize in being cute. Worse, she lisps. Oh, well, she is pleasant to look at. I agree that Joe Morton is excellent as Sheriff Carter; he is the main reason the series has done so well, it seems to me. On balance, Eureka has been a pleasant upgrade to the usual dreck that is available on TV in the summer.
I suspect Jamie Rae Newman does cute-and-sarcastic well enough that she's gotten asked to do it again. (It's possible the role was written with her - and that personality trait -in mind. She played a similar character opposite "Rodney McKay" pretty well for 3 or 4 episodes in Stargate Atlantis.) It does wear thin pretty quick, though, doesn't it? Last night's ep, where she almost drowns in the elevator, allowed her to show a little more range. She's been increasingly more believable as she warms up to Sheriff Carter, I think.
I'm assuming Sheriff Carter has always been the same guy in this series, right? He's the guy who can see the fast growing forest for what it is, while the "brilliant" scientists around him are too busy looking at the trees to come up with the answer they need to save the day. Colin Ferguson is great in the role. He takes soft-voiced, tender charm to a high level.
I don't know why it took me so long to get into this show. I knew when I saw these characters in the first episode I watched that I'd get hooked. Do they often run Eureka marathons like they did for the beginning of this season?