A vaguely interesting concept becomes a true mess
by JOHN VINCENT
'Alphas,' 'Warehouse 13,' 'Eureka' all have solid premieres
It's been a while since Syfy has done so well on a Monday night. A decade, actually. More than 2 million people tuned in Monday to watch the season premieres of "Warehouse 13" and "Eureka" as well as the series premiere of "Alphas," helped bolster Syfy to its best Monday outing in 10 years. Of co ...Read More
Cable channel's showrunner for top-rated program sets record straight on H.G. Wells
Jack Kenny was casually sharing some ideas with Syfy when he pitched a potential spinoff to his hit show, "Warehouse 13." The idea would have Helena G. Wells -- a character introduced in the show's first season played by Jaime Murray -- back in the late 19th century, working for Warehouse 12, and ...Read More
The Warehouse does things Christmas-style this year.
This review may contain spoilers. As soon as "Secret Santa" begins with a storybook "Once upon a time in South Dakota," it's probably for the best to assume that this episode either takes place outside of the actual series continuity thus far or maybe happened in between other episodes (but presu ...Read More
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With the constant wave of reboots and re-reboots, where is the original content?
Readers of my columns over the months are well aware of my outcry against the abuse of the old Hollywood tradition of reboots and remakes. Now, don't get me wrong. There is a long history of remakes and reboots, dating back to the days when MGM's boy wonder, Irving G. Thalberg, produced new talk ...Read More
Popular cable channel brings its digital press tour ... to Florida
After all the cross-country trips I have had to make over the years to places like Vancouver, San Diego and Seattle, you know what? It's about darn time that Syfy brings itself to me. I was just thinking that about a month ago when Syfy contacted me and told me they had read my mind, and were goi ...Read More
Summer Syfy series keeps growing its overall viewership year after year
Most of the time, audiences for shows shrink. Even if they do grow, it's usually for a season or two before it starts to fade. Not with Syfy's "Eureka," however. For the fourth consecutive year (yeah, the number that comes after three), the quirky comedy starring Colin Ferguson has added to its a ...Read More
The end of the world is scary, but nothing compares to the pain of losing a partner
This article may contain spoilers. Last week revealed what we had suspected all along: H.G. Wells (Jaime Murray) was a villain -- and like any villain, she had her own warped reasons for wanting to destroy the world. Whereas at the end of season one, MacPhearson (Roger Rees) just wanted to sell a ...Read More
Familiar faces, cool artifacts and pathos wrapped in comedy provided an entertaining season
Warehouse 13 is an interesting blend of slapstick comedy masking some intense, dark -- and more often than not -- tragic storylines. Warehouse 13 just knows how to sugarcoat things. It kind of feels like The X-Files on Pop Rocks and, with that kind of sugar-rush, it is impossible to not fall under i ...Read More
The real question is, will Syfy help viewers solve it?
Who is the mysterious woman that seems to be in charge on Syfy's "Warehouse 13"? How old is she really? Who is her hairstylist? And is there a Mr. Frederic? There are a lot of questions about Mrs. Frederic, played by CCH Pounder, but don't expect to find the answers on "Warehouse 13." At least no ...Read More