Eureka! It’s over

Daemonik writes, Okay, last night was the season finale of Sci-Fi’s Eureka, so I’m interested in everyone’s impressions of the show. Will the bumbling Sheriff and the quirky town draw you in for another season or was the show a waste of time?

14 replies on “Eureka! It’s over”

  1. Cymor says:

    Liked it
    I liked it. It’s light and funny and doesn’t take itself too seriously. I’ll keep watching.

    • Spooner says:

      Re: Liked it

      I liked it. It’s light and funny and doesn’t take itself too seriously. I’ll keep watching.

      I agree. Eureka is a lot of fun, kind of a sci fi Northern Exposure. I guess it has been getting pretty good ratings as well. I am anxious for more.

      • vanyel says:

        Re: Liked it
        Count me in, it’s just the right sort of quirky humor to make it one of my new all time favorites. They had me hooked in the first episode with ‘Kaboom! "ok, call Henry now, he’ll answer this time"’, followed up by Henry’s gadget crashing through the roof at the end and the casual way they treated it. And it just gets better — I really liked the way they handled the robot kid.

        Unfortunately, I didn’t like them bringing back time travel in the season finale. Given their premise, the universe would self destruct regardless since the sheriff is all too likely to let something slip and disrupt the timeline again.

  2. Jethro says:

    Sure
    It’s a fun show. Sometimes the ‘Science’ makes me cringe a bit, but it’s a nice fluffy SciFi show that you really don’t have to think too much about. And if you DO think a lot, well, it makes one feel good to figure stuff out before the supposedly super-genius citizens of Eureka.

    My high point for the entire season is from an episode where the sheriff is holding a crash-test-dummy’s head and talking to Henry who has just walked off-screen:

    "Hey, why does it look like me?"
    "It’s generic!"

  3. Daemonik says:

    I like it
    I’m curious about the season finale as well. Considering that Eureka does tend to stretch the limits of science, this one shaped up to be a really nice time travel paradox episode.

    I appreciated their nod to physics in that you can’t physically go back in time, but that you might transfer your consciousness, although the Artifact is becoming a bit of a Deus Ex Machina in many episodes. I’m curious how they moved the Artifact into Global Dynamics, or did they build the town around it, in consideration of its danger.

    It will be interesting to see where they go next season (if SciFi picks Eureka up again) as the Sheriff seems to have retained his future knowledge.

    Oh, when did Cisco become the evil consortium? ;)

    • Jethro says:

      Re: I like it

      Oh, when did Cisco become the evil consortium? ;)

      1998.

      • Fozzy_Bear says:

        Re: I like it

        1998.

        Awe, come on… It took a little longer than that…

        I’d put it closer to 1-1-01; once all the money in Y2K F.U.D. dried up.

        But back on topic:
        I also found the series more than worth my time to watch.

        – I’m not expecting any award show sweeps next year, but I was quiet entertained every time I watched.

    • Babbster says:

      Re: I like it

      I appreciated their nod to physics in that you can’t physically go back in time, but that you might transfer your consciousness, although the Artifact is becoming a bit of a Deus Ex Machina in many episodes. I’m curious how they moved the Artifact into Global Dynamics, or did they build the town around it, in consideration of its danger.

      Saying the artifact is a "DEM" feels like something of a dig on the writers, such that they have an episode almost ready but can’t think of a way out. I consider it more of a focal point which the series as a whole can revolve around, hitting it up for a story when they want to give a glimpse of "the big picture" before getting back to something "smaller" like the pollen episode or the nanobots episode. ;)

      Who else noticed that David Greenwalt (of Buffy and Angel fame) is a consulting producer on the show (even while he’s executive producer on Kidnapped)? I liked Angel quite a lot, so I feel pretty good about the chances of Eureka continuing to entertain.

      • Fozzy_Bear says:

        Re: I like it


        Saying the artifact is a "DEM" feels like something of a dig on the writers, …

        Yeah, but to ignore it would be a bit… well, Silly.

        Come on, I mean, in the last ep, a Nobel Prise winner (with near infinate resources) was working desperately on a issue and said, "I’m missing something…." When another character walked into frame saying "You’re missing this" and produced a piece of the thing, which caused the entire process to spring to life, instantly solving the problem.

        There has never been a more textbook example of DEM since the ancient greeks who coined the term.

        But to your point about the writers; I would agree that it isn’t all their fault. I’m thinking that it’s a fault of the basic architecture of the show that they have to work within. I expect that it is all just a built up to make the audience gradually take the artifact for granted, thus making it quite tramatic when we have to loose/sacrifice it for some grater good in a later season. (I don’t usually give show writers so much benefit-of-the-doubt, but I’m hoping for the best here)

        • Fozzy_Bear says:

          Re: I like it


          There has never been a more textbook example of DEM since the ancient greeks who coined the term.

          Upon further thinking about this, I probably should mention all the times the bad-guys locked the A-Team in a tool shed… But other than that … ;)

        • Babbster says:

          Re: I like it
          You want to know the truth? I completely forgot about (or blocked out?) that scene. I was only thinking about the artifact in terms of how it started the story, but you’re right about this one. My bad. :)

  4. hossman says:

    It’s been renewed
    It’s been renewed for a second season. Maybe this time they’ll actually show the episodes in the correct order.

  5. madpoet_one says:

    Somewhat hooked on Eureka
    I enjoyed Eureka for what it is, light, slightly comedic sci-fi fluff. I think my only complaint is the sheer amount of characters they have introduced and not followed up on, especially Beverly.

    The whole DEM thing can be a bit disconcerting (and yes, I agree with the some of the other posters on the finale and ‘piece’ of the artifact) but I really watch for the interplay between the characters and not so much the ‘science’ content. The characters are a lot of fun.

  6. Ogre says:

    Watching next season
    I’ve really enjoyed the light hearted feel of the show. Colin Ferguson portrays his character superbly. Next season, I hope to see more revealed about Deborah Farentino’s character and how exactly she’s involoved with this "Consortium".

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