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karas1 5/10/2013 4:31:39 AM

I remember in the first season of Warehouse 13 everybody complained what a useless character Leena was and how the show would be better off without her.  I guess she grew on us over the seasons.

I didn't think that the back story of the lantern was that important.  In fact, I find the backstory presented for most of the artifacts a little trite.  Didn't anybody who wasn't fameous have these charged emotional moments which created an artifact?

Of more import to me is the list of guest stars they use.  Some of these episodes have a similar vibe to the Syfy original films in that you find yourself saying "Look, it's the guy from Buffy and the Captaian from Voyager.  And isn't that the Bionic Woman?  Hey, cool."  It's nice to see these actors again in new roles.  Glad they're getting work.

CyanideRush 5/10/2013 4:37:36 AM

 Karas, I personally get a kick out of the historcally sourced artifacts; it's a big perk of the show for me. But I can completely understand that it's not everyone's bag. I'm right there with you about the guest star power that they bring in all the time. It's great to see great scifi talents in something recent. 

redhairs99 5/10/2013 8:20:44 AM

Well, Kara, I don't know if I'm in the minority now or not.  I still couldn't stand Leena's character (she just never seemed to serve any purpose) and I'm glad they didn't find some "artifacty" way of bringing her back.  Though having said that, I think the character finally has served her purpose which by keeping her deceased adds a bit of gravity that this show has never really had because of all the times main characters have "died" only to be brought back to life.  Perhaps that was Leena's purpose the whole time, or just dumb luck by the writing staff.  Though I didn't care for Leena, her video signature scene with Artie worked and gave us some good emotional acting moments with Saul Rubinek.

I did notice that the artifact this week wasn't given any backstory, but I don't think that's always necessary either.  Sure, it's really cool when they have stuff like "Shakespeare's Toothpick" or whatever it is, but sometimes, they don't need it when the real thrust of an episode is on the emotional development between the characters and not the artifact of the week.

Looking forward to see where they go with Marster's "Big Bad" character this season.  Should be fun.

Now that Eureka's gone, this is one of the few fun, adventure Sci-Fi shows on SyFy anymore.  I've been watching Defiance so far, but it were cancelled tomorrow, I wouldn't be broken up about it.

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