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Old February 16 2015, 01:03 AM   #1
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Warehouse 13 *NO spoilers, please*

I've just bought season 1 of Warehouse 13 as I'd heard it was quite good, but I've never seen any episodes. It was in the bargain bin, so I thought I'd check it out. Me and my housemate will probably start watching it sometime this week.

Is anyone here a fan?
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Old February 16 2015, 01:29 AM   #2
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I've watched it all the way through and kind of enjoyed it, despite it's being rather silly.

If I had my time over, I'd probably not bother, but it was lightweight easy viewing. Give it a try...
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Old February 16 2015, 01:44 AM   #3
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It started out kind of clumsy, I felt, but got better over time (though it totally fell apart in its abbreviated final season). Unfortunately, Netflix only streams the first three seasons; I wish they'd get the rest so I could binge-watch.
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Old February 16 2015, 01:46 AM   #4
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Yeah. I still haven't seen the last few episodes from last spring. Hoping Netflix gets 'em soon.
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Old February 16 2015, 01:50 AM   #5
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It takes a while to find its stride, but then it was quite fun.
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Old February 16 2015, 02:00 AM   #6
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I enjoyed shows like The X-Files and Fringe, but when they were showing Warehouse 13 on TV a couple of years back, they didn't do any promotion of it at all, no TV trailers, nothing. Even the TV guide listings didn't give a synopsis of the episodes, just the title and showing time. I would have assumed it was a children's show if it wasn't for it being on in the late evening.

It was only because there were references made to Star Trek actors being recurring guest stars in the series that I investigated further.
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Old February 16 2015, 02:11 AM   #7
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Ahh, yes, W13 had a lot of Trek people in it. Saul Rubinek ("The Most Toys") as a regular, of course, and recurring guest stars including Jeri Ryan, Kate Mulgrew, Rene Auberjonois, Brent Spiner, and Faran Tahir.

Not to mention other notable genre actors like CCH Pounder, Lindsay Wagner, Aaron Ashmore, Mark Sheppard (who was in Trek once but is more known for other things), Sasha Roiz, Amy Acker, Anthony Michael Hall, James Marsters, Anthony Stewart Head, and Kelly Hu.
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Old February 16 2015, 02:25 AM   #8
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I've watched it all the way through and kind of enjoyed it
It has its moments but that sums it up. You would want to be pretty caught up on your viewing backlog before starting.
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Old February 16 2015, 08:36 PM   #9
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I tired to watch it when it first came out and never could get into it. I bought the first season DVD set on sale with the intention of giving it another try later.
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Old February 16 2015, 08:44 PM   #10
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I loved the show. Good fun.

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Old February 16 2015, 08:53 PM   #11
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I tired to watch it when it first came out and never could get into it. I bought the first season DVD set on sale with the intention of giving it another try later.
Its first season wasn't as good as what followed. But it's worth sitting through it to get to the good stuff.
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Old February 17 2015, 02:26 AM   #12
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Okay, I'm biased since I wrote the one and only WH13 tie-in novel, but I was a big fan of the show even before I landed that gig. It's fun and clever and engaging, especially once Claudia joins the show and the cast starts gelling.

"Breakdown" is probably my favorite episode in Season One. If you like that one, you'll probably like the rest of the series. "Duped" is one of the better Season One episodes, too.

Don't judge the show by the first episode, which is okay, but which would be like judging TNG on the basis of "Encounter at Farpoint." The show is still finding itself at first.

And if you stick around for Season Two . . . you get an "unique" interpretation of H. G. Wells.
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Old February 17 2015, 04:39 AM   #13
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Well I've watched the first four episodes. Pilot 1 & 2, Resonance and Magnetism.

I really disliked the first three, I kept shouting "JUST F**KING SHOOT THEM!" at the TV more times than I care to admit.

But Magnetism was sufficiently entertaining for me to want to watch more. I even laughed a few times.
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Old February 17 2015, 05:40 PM   #14
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I've watched it all the way through and kind of enjoyed it, despite it's being rather silly.

If I had my time over, I'd probably not bother, but it was lightweight easy viewing. Give it a try...
And this is what makes horse races. I liked it because it was silly, not despite of it.

To my mind, "rather silly" is not necessarily a criticism. It can even be a plus.
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Old February 18 2015, 02:52 AM   #15
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I've watched it all the way through and kind of enjoyed it, despite it's being rather silly.

If I had my time over, I'd probably not bother, but it was lightweight easy viewing. Give it a try...
And this is what makes horse races. I liked it because it was silly, not despite of it.

To my mind, "rather silly" is not necessarily a criticism. It can even be a plus.
Agreed.

It's not Battlestar Gallactica. It's light and fun. It succeeds at what it's trying to do.

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