or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › HDTV › HDTV Programming › Warehouse 13 on Syfy
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Warehouse 13 on Syfy - Page 3

post #61 of 665
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt L View Post

Well, if you don't grab an audience on the first outing, you are not going to get or keep one. This was a one shot for me, I'm not planning on watching again. Looks like a 50/50 split here.

It had good numbers for the first episode, we'll see what kind of retention it has. I liked it and will continue to watch it, but the number of viewers will be the determining factor.
post #62 of 665
I think this show has a lot of potential it takes a couple of episodes usually for me to get a feel for where a show is going you can never judge a show by its pilot episode(I think I am going to put this as my signature).
post #63 of 665
Quote:
Originally Posted by Argee View Post

Well I see the instant gratification folks have made their minds up on the entire series by watching the premier episode.

In this particular case, it's pretty easy to get a good idea where this show is going from the pilot - light, fluffy sci-fi with humor derived from the mismatched leads and other colorful characters in the 'Eureka' mold. You either like that stuff or you don't. Based on initial ratings, there's no worry for its instant fans that it won't survive. It will. But it won't get "better" because it's already as good as it aspires to be. This isn't 'Dollhouse'; it's no work in progress.

If Syfy had wanted to do this same sort of concept in a more adult, intriguing fashion with more chills than chuckles, they would have picked up the far superior (IMO) 'The Lost Room'. They chose this instead.
post #64 of 665
So it came down to this show or The Lost Room? Did Syfy have a meeting where the merits of each were compared and studies made of potential viewers each would draw?

How are you privey to this inside info from Syfy if I may ask?
post #65 of 665
Quote:
Originally Posted by Argee View Post

So it came down to this show or The Lost Room? Did Syfy have a meeting where the merits of each were compared and studies made of potential viewers each would draw?

How are you privey to this inside info from Syfy if I may ask?

Oh, sorry, I'm not. Just noticing that 'The Lost Room' simply disappeared from the network's radar after a well-received and reasonably successful initial airing of the pilot miniseries a few years back. And this show, built on a similar premise but carefully crafted around a conventional "dramady" procedural format, was greenlit.
post #66 of 665
I thought "The Lost Room" was awesome and I was very disappointed that it never reappeared. It was extremely well done.
post #67 of 665
Wow, what a bunch of pretentious babies are on this thread.

Waah Waah, this is isn't serious scifi.

Waah waah, Dresden Files/Lost Room was better.

How about we try to judge the show on it's own merits rather than whining about the shows that it's not.

By my count, most people really enjoyed this pilot, and it will be successful. The premise is interesting, the characters are pretty good, and the writing was good.

The fact that it's not set in NY or LA makes it so much more interesting than the 90% of other TV shows that are set in those cities.

Mike
post #68 of 665
From my understanding, people should be able to express their opinions as freely as they want on AVS without being called names - that is, if they don't engage in personal attacks. I liked Warehouse 13 well enough to keep watching. If I feel like comparing it to something else, that's my prerogative. It's also part of the fun of a thread like this. What isn't fun or appreciated is name calling and derision.
post #69 of 665
Remember to all those who watched the pilot and said they are not watching the series, tonight is the first real episode of the show and even though some of you said you are not watching this "garbage" be sure to watch tonight so you can tell us how bad it still is.
post #70 of 665
I like it. Although I'm a bit confused by the preview (or teaser) I saw which introduced another character that was no where to be found in this episode.
post #71 of 665
I don't like the filming style of this show. Too many extreme closeups which is so passe in the age of HDTV. They should sit the producers down to an episode of "Burn Notice" which does not use them much at all. I've never been a fan of "a close-up only your dentist would love" since I watched "The Prisoner" in the 1960s which rarely if ever used them and had a lot of master shots.

From some entertainers I once worked with who appeared in an episode of the original "Star Trek" I learned that those close-ups are used to reduce production costs as the actor doesn't have to do anything body wise and can even read lines off cue cards. But they look awful on a big screen HD set.

Tricia Helfer was a little unbelievable as an FBI agent. She should do more vampish roles like she did in BSG. She also worked out well in an episode of "Supernatural."
post #72 of 665
Nothing much in this episode to change my initial impressions. I think it's going to be pretty solid summer entertainment. Joanne Kelly got a little more to do. It'll take a few more episodes for the on-screen chemistry between her and Eddie McClintock to settle in, but it's pretty good, IMO. I thought Tricia Helfer did about as much with the FBI part as she could. There wasn't a lot to work with. I think she's a natural acting talent and will only get better the more roles she has.
post #73 of 665
Instead of robbing banks why did they not just use it at the place where he material was stored and just take it all?

Perhaps it was explained in the script but did not make it in the final draft. A lot of what we blame writers for actually is the fault of the director that cuts scenes and the like.
post #74 of 665
From the second episode it seems the show is taking a turn very potentially like Fringe.
post #75 of 665
Quote:
Originally Posted by Argee View Post

Instead of robbing banks why did they not just use it at the place where he material was stored and just take it all?

Perhaps it was explained in the script but did not make it in the final draft. A lot of what we blame writers for actually is the fault of the director that cuts scenes and the like.

They explained that the reason they were robbing the specific banks that they were was because of the accoustics in them (think thats right). If they went in a small room I dont thinik they would be able to have the same effect on people (as we saw when they played the sounds in the office). The woman reacted since it was a memory triggered event (or something like that, they explained it in the show).

Also, if the stole the music diirectly I am thinking (hollywood style) that those closest to the musician would be some of the top suspects. If they robbed banks and bought the music anonomously then whos to know the actual buyer.

Not sure how I feel about this show yet, I am thinking they are going to stay with te light and fluffy overtone of the show which will take some getting used to. Ill stick with this show though until at least the end of the fist season unless they go totally overboard.
post #76 of 665
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

Not sure how I feel about this show yet, I am thinking they are going to stay with te light and fluffy overtone of the show which will take some getting used to. Ill stick with this show though until at least the end of the fist season unless they go totally overboard.

I can see Bones-like vibes developing, with some serious undertones. Myca's troubled relationship with her father is obviously headed somewhere. Plenty of opportunity for drama. If they can come close to achieving the kinds of relationships in Bones, I'll be happy.
post #77 of 665
Anybody that's interested in watching this show, it's on USA-HD tonight at 11:00pm and 1:00pm EDT. They are showing the pilot and the 2nd episode back to back.

Has any show on Syfy(SciFi) ever gotten this much exposure before? It's evidently working, the numbers just came out and were reported in the Hot off the Press thread that this week's episode got 3.4 million viewers and retained 97% of last week's viewers. That's impressive.
post #78 of 665
Quote:
Originally Posted by AAF View Post

I like it. Although I'm a bit confused by the preview (or teaser) I saw which introduced another character that was no where to be found in this episode.

Who did you see? I didn't catch any new characters in the preview for next week. Although, I have heard rumors that another regular will be joining the cast soon.

Also, it will be interesting where the hacking story leads.
post #79 of 665
I saw this preview before episode 2 had aired.

To me it appeared be a young female technical support type. Somebody to help out with the hacking issue probably?

Found a promo pic that shows her:

http://www.imagebam.com/image/8cb10241252796
post #80 of 665
Quote:
Originally Posted by AAF View Post

I saw this preview before episode 2 had aired.

To me it appeared be a young female technical support type. Somebody to help out with the hacking issue probably?

Found a promo pic that shows her:

http://www.imagebam.com/image/8cb10241252796

Wow! There's absolutely nothing I like about that shot - lighting (there's this thing called hair light you might want to investigate), facial expressions (yikes!), group dynamics (You say you want apathy? How about I give you a hint of 'It's-been-a-long-day-and-I-don't-want-to-do-this,' too? And how about a touch of "I-don't-know-any-of-these-people-and-why-did-you-ask-me-to-be-here-with-them?) And, Joanne Kelly should sue the photographer for defamation of character. If that was the best they could come up with from that photo shoot, they should have torched those shots and started over.
post #81 of 665
Quote:
Originally Posted by AAF View Post

I saw this preview before episode 2 had aired.

To me it appeared be a young female technical support type. Somebody to help out with the hacking issue probably?

Found a promo pic that shows her:

http://www.imagebam.com/image/8cb10241252796

Yeah, that's the new one I heard about. She used to be on 'Drake and Josh.' (hey, I have tweens in the house ).
post #82 of 665
Once was enough!
post #83 of 665
The sparks are starting to fly with the characters, don't you think? This was fun - particularly effective for a 3rd episode. The personalities are started to look more 3 dimensional already.
post #84 of 665
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joseph Clark View Post

The sparks are starting to fly with the characters, don't you think? This was fun - particularly effective for a 3rd episode. The personalities are started to look more 3 dimensional already.

Yeah, they're pretty good together, I laughed when they were talking to Artie on the portable CRT thing and Myka kept on about I told him it wasn't the watch and Pete replied 'That's not annoying at all' ...
post #85 of 665
The chair did it
post #86 of 665
I thought this was a step backwards. The constant bickering between the leads was way over the top and what was the story with the nun diving off two buildings and not being injured in a serious way? I thought to myself at the time that the artifact must be breaking her fall but to say she hit a snowbank and a car broke her fall the first time and she was not seriousy hurt was a bit too much.
post #87 of 665
Quote:
Originally Posted by Argee View Post

I thought this was a step backwards. The constant bickering between the leads was way over the top and what was the story with the nun diving off two buildings and not being injured in a serious way? I thought to myself at the time that the artifact must be breaking her fall but to say she hit a snowbank and a car broke her fall the first time and she was not seriousy hurt was a bit too much.

Yeah, the do stretch the believability pretty thin.

That said, I think all the bickering between Myca and Pete was just a part of the process of defining the relationships among the main characters. When we look back on these first shows with a season's worth of hindsight, we'll say that the things they did and said were "out of character." In fact, the actors (and the writers) will be refining those characters over the coming weeks. Some things will work and some won't. Overall, though, I thought the characters were much more interesting this week than the past two. Joanne Kelly's character was pretty flat before last night. The sparks between her and Eddie McClintock worked better for me than what they did with the characters in the first 2 episodes.
post #88 of 665
One thing I like is the playful "us vs Artie" dynamic that's developing - making him believe they had destroyed his car. It reminds me a little of the therapy sessions between Sweets, Bones and Booth, where they take shots at the therapy process and the "authority" he has over them. It'll be interesting to see how they continue that thread.
post #89 of 665
Artie and Mrs. Frederic's daughter (Leena, the hotel caretaker) has already spotted the love aura between Myca and Pete. Think about the conversation between these two while sitting on the couch. Also, I felt that the artifacts in the warehouse are feeding the hostile exchanges between the two principles. Artie has already said that some of the pieces feed on negative emotions.
post #90 of 665
I'm liking it so far. There were a few scenes where I was wishing I was the paramedic.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: HDTV Programming
AVS › AVS Forum › HDTV › HDTV Programming › Warehouse 13 on Syfy