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Looney September 24th 20 15:38

Eureka (2006-2012)
 
You didn't ask for it, but here it is.....

I am going to start by just bringing over what I have said in other forums about the first ten episodes. Then go from there. I am writing these posts across three forums so you may have already seen them on JMS News or ISN News.

I will first explain that I did watch some of Eureka back in 2006. I can't remember how far I got, but watching these first ten episodes I am feeling like I didn't get very far because they haven't really seemed terribly familiar. Honestly none of them have seemed familiar at all since the very early ones. This is easily explained with regard to the fact that I live in a rural community and back in 2006 we did not have reliable cable television. I don't remember if it was still the SciFi Channel back in 2006 or if it had already switched to the ridiculous SyFy channel, but either way it never worked well with our cable. If I could see the picture it was never clear and always "fuzzy". This made it very difficult to stick with shows on that channel. And in the interest of honesty this show didn't hook me long term. I did enjoy the pilot and the setup and this time around the pilot did hook me again. I want to see more, but I don't think I lasted long watching this the first time around.

So again the Pilot did hook me this time and I did enjoy it, but that is all I am going to mention on that one. The next nine posts will be what I "Liked" and "Didn't Like" from episodes two through ten. ;)

Looney September 24th 20 15:39

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EPISODE 2
MANY HAPPY RETURNS

IMDB Synopsis
What appears to be a ghost begins terrorizing people and disrupting equipment shortly after a funeral, and even more surprising, one of the recently dead reappears alive.

Liked.....
I enjoyed this one. I like the whole SMART HOUSE concept. I liked the funeral twist. Not so sure how I feel about the new "villain".

Liked That the Daughter was gone.

Didn't Like.....

That they brought the daughter back.

REALLY didn't like what Allison Blake (Sally Richardson-Whitfield) did to Susan Perkins (Jennifer Clemment). That was horrible. I would have punched her in the face. Yeah I knew there was going to be some happy ending, but that was soooooooooo messed up.





WARNING!!!!! WARNING!!!!! SPOILER AHEAD WARNING!!!!! WARNIG!!!!!

What if the kid had seen her? And she isn't his mother so bringing her to pretend she is his mother is ridiculous. And how would you explain to the kid because you are going to have to explain to him when he realizes she doesn't act right. I know it is a TV show, but that started as a great twist and their forcing a happy ending just made it messed up.

Looney September 24th 20 15:41

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EPISODE 3
BEFORE I FORGET

B5 GUEST STAR SIGHTING - TAMLYN TOMITA

IMDB Synopsis
Occurrences of short-term memory loss begin when visiting scientists hit town, and Jack has to determine the cause while not letting down Zoe who is acting in a school play.

Liked.....

Pretty much everything. Andrew Airlie, does he end up a villain or at least a despicable person in everything? Maybe he just has that look.

Didn't like.....

Something I didn't like was a problem this show is going to have a tough time dealing with.... the implication. The implication of the technology they are creating in the show and how it is dealt with seems like it is going to become a HUGE plot flaw. In this episode two pieces of technology are a focal point and these pieces would change the world forever, but at the end of the episode they just gloss over that fact and move on like that wasn't really a thing. That is quite annoying and I have a feeling it is something this show will have to do every episode because it would be too difficult to explain and maintain the arc of all this created technology now being out there in the world. In the first episodes it was okay because part of the drama was the malfunction of the device. But in this episode there was no malfunction. These were two items that were ready to go out there and change the world forever, but that fact got left out of the final scenes.

Looney September 24th 20 15:42

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EPISODE 4
ALIENATED

IMDB Synopsis
The presence of a crop circle leads to thoughts of an alien invasion, the future of Eureka is threatened when a congressman visits, and Jo and Jack work on their trust issues.

Liked.....

Meh. This was just a passable episode for me. I like that Erica Cerra got a bit more to do. I like how ridiculous it was that Spencer had this crazy great home theater setup, but all of them were essentially sitting in kitchen table chairs. I like the little bit of germinating overall arc, but I feel like they won't be able to maintain it.

Didn't Like.....

Who had the terrible idea of making Matt Frewer Australian?!?!?!?! It is WAY too gimmicky. Once again we have the development of a device that will change the world forever, swept under the rug of the end credits. Get use to me mentioning that because it will likely be saying it after every episode.

Looney September 24th 20 15:44

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EPISODE 5
INVINCIBLE

IMDB Synopsis
A lab accident causes a scientist to, seemingly, become indestructible, but Carter and Stark have their own concerns.

Liked.....
I really liked this episode, but I might be biased because Saul Rubinek is guest stars in it. I really liked the plot and how it had a bit of a twist I didn't expect. I really liked the twist. If only the show could do that every week. Wrap things up all neat and tidy.

Didn't Like.....
Well there wasn't much I didn't like other than the fact I WISH they had known WAREHOUSE 13 was coming and Rubinek could have established Artie Nielsen in this series as a crossover. BUT of course there was three years between the two series.

This does make me REALLY want to watch WAREHOUSE 13 because I did the same thing to that show that I did with this one, stopped after Season One. I think I have said before that Rubinek was my favorite part of that show so this one really pushed that button.

Looney September 24th 20 15:45

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EPISODE 6
DR. NOBEL

IMDB Synopsis
After Fargo triggers a device from the Cold War era, the race is on to shut it off before it starts a world war, but the only solution may lie in the depths of a demented scientist's mind.

Liked....

Hmmmm.... This episode was okay. I like what they are doing with Henry even though you have to think around to make it logical. I look at it as he is the smartest person around, so he basically gets to do what he wants.

Didn't Like....

I didn't like how every aspect of this episode was HIGHLY predictable.

Why do shows feel they need to include characters like Zoe?! Soooo annoying. I feel that she should be part of the series, maybe two or three times a season. And why would she be surprised by VR tennis after being in a holographic play?

And I would have much preferred a bit of a different twist with Eugenia. I liked her character and would have liked to see things go differently, even possibly turn her into a recurring character. Alas I looked and this is her only appearance.

Okay, Okay, Okay this might be a bit of a spoiler, so look away. LOL

They had better eventually explain how Stark has a Nobel Prize. Fingers crossed he bought it from someone's estate.

Looney September 24th 20 15:46

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EPISODE 7
BLINK

IMDB Synopsis
A car accident leads back to scientists at Global, Zoe finds a boyfriend, and Jack tries to drum up support for a town baseball league.

Liked....

The humor in this one, but I feel they could have done more with it. I do like how much they are including Joe Morton. Can't help but think this series might have been better if he were Jack Carter. I do like how they are playing Stark, though I feel like there has to be a definite good or bad turn eventually. I think I will lose interest if they don't decide he is good or bad. They definitely need to give him more back story, in particular the Nobel thing.

Didn't Like....

This is going to become a common dislike I mention, Zoe. Oh she makes it hard to watch the show. I feel bad for the actress being a part of the show I do not like. I also didn't care for how predictable this was. And I thought it was quite ridiculous that the focus of the research wasn't on what was helping them focus on the research. I feel that discovery was a MUCH bigger deal than a Missile defense system and those involved didn't treat it with nearly the importance it deserved. For real, that was HUGE and was not treated in that manner at all. Shocking plot flaw.

Looney September 24th 20 15:50

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EPISODE 8
RIGHT AS RAYNES

IMDB Synopsis
Odd fluctuations in computer-controlled environments may have something to do with the return of Eureka's prodigal son.

Liked.....

Hmmmmm.... I thought Stark (Ed Quinn) was REALLY good in this one.

Didn't Like.....

WAY TOO MUCH ZOE. And overall this was a big fail for me outside of Quinn's performance. The concept was so ridiculous and there was a HUGE plot flaw you could drive a truck through.
Spoiler for spoiler:
..... My Android is acting up and the only way I can deal with it is to destroy my lab to cover up the experiment and release the Android into the world to live its own experiences. SAY WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! It was just too ridiculous. 🤨🤨😖😖


I am REALLY starting to like these characters and this cast. Have to say I am always a sucker for supporting cast. Too bad you don't fit that bill in this show Jordan Danger (AKA Jordan Hinson as ZOE in this show.)

*******SIDE NOTE ADDITION EXCLUSIVE HERE ON B5TV. I watched this on the 21st of September and I keep thinking about it because it really annoys me. They brought this technology in and then in the next two episodes it isn't mentioned. This is something that is really going to annoy me about this show. And extreme leap in Artificial Intelligence and it is just another crisis of the week episode. WOW! :eek:

Looney September 24th 20 15:52

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EPISODE 9
PRIMAL

IMDB Synopsis
Taggart achieves a medical breakthrough while Fargo invents a device that bridges the divide between computers and human brains.

(This episode references back to INVINCIBLE Episode 5)

Liked.....

I think they opened a real can of worms with this episode, but thankfully it was quickly taken care of. On the whole I would say this was a winner.

Didn't Like....

I don't feel the title was very fitting. I also feel like Matt Frewer reaction to what he did to the dog was WAY to subdued. I mean the face of so many things has just possibly been changed forever and he acted like it was an every day occurrence.

Looney September 24th 20 15:54

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EPISODE 10
PURPLE HAZE

This is my own synopsis.
*After a strange night of multiple people randomly passing out Eureka awakens to find everyone acting out of the ordinary. Carter must race to solve the mystery before the town, and perhaps the world, plunge into chaos.*

(This episode also references back to INVINCIBLE, Episode 5.)


Liked....
Seeing the actors get to do things they wouldn't normally do. Lots of great banter and out of character moments.

Didn't Like....
Some of the afflicted characters didn't seem to act very out of character. Early on in the episode it appeared only the female characters were affected because the male characters didn't seem to be out of character.

The ending was a bit shaky with regard to being believable. When Carter was dealing with it there seemed to be a bit of a stretch as to how he was able to remain unaffected.

All and all I did really like the episode despite mentioning more of what I didn't like. :p

Looney September 28th 20 17:40

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​Episode 11
H.O.U.S.E. RULES

IMDB Synopsis
A bad day in the lab forces Carter to rethink his decision to live in Eureka, prompting an intervention from S.A.R.A.H. (the Self Activated Residential Automated Habitat)

(This episode references back to PURPLE HAZE, Episode 10.)

Liked.....

So much of this episode. I am shocked how much I like Stark in this season. When I was re-introduced to this character I thought I was going to hate him, but Ed Quinn has done an excellent job of creating a character I am interested in. Sooooooooooo glad they kept Zoe out of this as much as possible.

Didn't Like.....

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh did this episode make a TERRIBLE mistake. It was SHOCKING!!!!! But I will put that in the spoiler section below. It really just destroyed an episode I was loving. Anywho other things I didn't like would be this forced thing that is happening with Jo (Erica Cerra) and Taggart (Matt Frewer). My only solace is I know Frewer doesn't last on the show, so whatever they are trying to force here is going away soon.

Spoiler for spoiler:
They destroyed this episode when they killed the comic relief. You NEVER kill the comic relief. It changed the whole tone of the episode in the WORST way. They were looking for a tonal shift, but this was wrong. And it was soooooooooooo predictable.

Plus it utterly failed because it didn't create the effect it should have. The uptick in danger from this tragedy is basically passed over because the guy was comic relief. I don't think one character utter a word about that poor guy. There was no real mention of the home-icide. (I am hilarious!!!!! ) after the initial visual. But seriously the rest of the cast basically glosses over the fact someone was killed and that someone was a person. That is a huge problem shows like this have. Supporting characters get killed off, but they need to move the plot along so it gets glossed over. It really makes all of these main characters look extremely bad, like they all think that guy didn't really matter because the show painted him as just the guy who delivered the pizza.

And there is NO chance Carter would stay in that house no matter what changes were made. That was the most ridiculous thing to end on. Even if the guns were removed he would still have to worry about what else S.A.R.A.H. could do, such as with the air and water. Ridiculous....


Sorry I was REALLY enjoying this episode and this one incident pretty much spoiled my overall rating of it.​

Kraig September 28th 20 17:55

Re: Eureka (2006-2012)
 
I like your Eureka thread, but you do know that
Spoiler for tags:
spoiler tags are available.
;)

Looney September 28th 20 18:52

Re: Eureka (2006-2012)
 
I know there are, but I always forget how to do it.

Looney October 6th 20 19:00

Re: Eureka (2006-2012)
 
EPISODE 12
ONCE IN A LIFETIME

Okay so I have been taking a break from Eureka to start a 31 Day Horror Movie Marathon. It hasn't been going great. The goal is to see 31 Horror/Ghost/Monster/Halloween movies I've never seen before and I've seen a lot of stinkers already. The BEST ones I've seen so far have been GET OUT (2017) and HOCUS POCUS (1993).

I watched one that was a pretty good movie, but I would never ever, ever, ever watch again because it profoundly depressed me. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone because I don't want people to be depressed. ACACIA {Original Title - AKASIA} (2003) is a Korean film that made it so I had to watch something more light-hearted immediately and the Eureka Season One Finale, ONCE IN A LIFETIME 1.12, was my choice. (It honestly didn't help much. ACACIA (2003) is going to haunt me for awhile.)

Okay sooo moving on....

B5 GUEST STAR SIGHTING - TAMLYN TOMITA

IMDB Synopsis
After another lab accident Jack wakens to a whole new world. ..... (This sums it up perfectly. I wish I had be tabulating how many of these episodes were going to revolve around lab accidents. 20/20 Hindsight)

(This references several Season One Episodes.)


LIKED.....
Hmmmm.... I can't say I liked a lot of this one.
Spoiler for spoiler:
I liked that we might get a reason why Stark turns completely evil. It was a nice glimpse at an alternate history, but ...


DIDN'T LIKE.....
Spoiler for spoiler:
.....it was far too utopian. I mean one might argue that if Kim doesn't live then all of their lives really go wrong - look at how Zoe turned around. That may not happen. I also didn't like that Carter was the only person, other than Henry, to magically remember the alternate timeline.
That didn't make any sense at all.

All and all I guess it was a decent Season Ender that could have doubled as a Series Ender if necessary. DEFINITELY looking forward to Season Two.

Kraig October 7th 20 21:41

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Looney (Post 463604)
EPISODE 12
ONCE IN A LIFETIME

Okay so I have been taking a break from Eureka to start a 31 Day Horror Movie Marathon. It hasn't been going great. The goal is to see 31 Horror/Ghost/Monster/Halloween movies I've never seen before and I've seen a lot of stinkers already. The BEST ones I've seen so far have been GET OUT (2017) and HOCUS POCUS (1993).

I watched one that was a pretty good movie, but I would never ever, ever, ever watch again because it profoundly depressed me. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone because I don't want people to be depressed. ACACIA {Original Title - AKASIA} (2003) is a Korean film that made it so I had to watch something more light-hearted immediately and the Eureka Season One Finale, ONCE IN A LIFETIME 1.12, was my choice. (It honestly didn't help much. ACACIA (2003) is going to haunt me for awhile.)

For horror if you haven't seen it yet
Spoiler for spoiler:
The Cabin in the Woods


Spoiler tags are so
Spoiler for spoiler:
difficult. :p

Looney October 7th 20 22:43

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Kraig (Post 463607)

Spoiler tags are so
Spoiler for spoiler:
difficult. :p

Spoiler for spoiler:
Well yeah they are difficult when you don't know how to do them and when every other site you use just has [spoiler] instead of this way. Why would it require spoiler=spoiler instead of just [spoiler]?!


I will never remember that, as has already been proven. :guffaw::lol::guffaw:

Kraig October 8th 20 01:21

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You can also say
Spoiler for :
spoiler


Or this is a
Spoiler for specific reason:
special or show name type of spoiler.


The Cabin in the Woods
Spoiler for The Cabin in the Woods:
is an excellent Horror movie while being tongue and cheek about Horror movies.

Looney October 10th 20 20:40

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Ooops sorry I meant to say in my last post that I have indeed seen CABIN IN THE WOODS in the past.

I am up to 23 on my 31 days, so I think I am going to make it. :lol:

Yesterday I got in:

ISLE OF THE SNAKE PEOPLE (1971) Boris Karloff could not save this waste of time.
DRIVE-IN MASSACRE (1976) Another waste of time, in particular due to the fact that it doesn't really have an ending.

Took a break from horror and went to a 5 o'clock showing of THE WAR WITH GRANDPA (2020) at a theater. I recommend it if you like fun and formulaic. ;) The whole time I was watching it I kept thinking how much it reminded me of every similar movie since the 1990s. But I still enjoyed it quite a bit for what it is.

Back to horror. My friend has a screened in patio area and a new projector, so he had a little gathering and screened....

READY OR NOT (2019) I enjoyed this one, but would have preferred it ended differently. Had it been given the conclusion I wanted I likely would have bought a physical copy of this movie as soon as it ended. But they went a different direction so they don't get my money. :lol:

THE DEAD DON'T DIE (2019) What a mis-fire. And I mean my friend deciding to show this turkey at a gathering. :wtf: But yes the movie itself is a mis-fire as well. Brilliant in parts, but it doesn't come together as a whole. I think Jim Jarmusch just over thought this one and tried to include too much.

Kraig October 11th 20 17:34

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I have two movies in the DVR that have been recorded and I haven't watched yet. WIki links below with spoilers.

Slaughterhouse Rulez & Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

Looney October 11th 20 20:26

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Well now I definitely want to see SLAUGHTERHOUSE RULEZ after just seeing the poster. :thumbsup:

I saw SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK (2019) in the theater. Don't have high expectations and you will be fine. I didn't think it was a bad movie by any means. I was just a little disappointed because I had expectations.

Looney October 15th 20 19:20

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So I finished my October 31 Horror Movie Marathon last night with TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016). It was pretty good. I would give it a 9/10. The only reason I didn't give it 10/10 was because things didn't happen the way I wanted them to. :lol:

If you enjoy a good zombie movie then this one is for you. I'm sure anyone familiar with the Horror Sub-Genre would rank this a minimum of 7/10.

Okay now that I won't be so focused on watching Horror movies I haven't seen I'm sure I'll be starting Eureka Season 2 any day now. I also just started a new B5 Re-Watch with a new order posted by gs4291 over on JMS NEWS, so we'll see how that goes. :)

Looney October 26th 20 17:39

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SEASON 2
EPISODE 1
PHOENIX RISING

B5 GUEST STAR SIGHTING TAMLYN TOMITA

IMDB SYNOPSIS: Henry and Jack struggle to deal with their losses as people begin burning to death for no apparent reason. At Global, Stark awaits the decision of the DOD.

LIKED..... / DIDN'T LIKE .....
I have to say I wasn't thrilled with this episode, so there was plenty I didn't like. Actually I may just have been in a foul mood or something because there really wasn't anything better or worse than any other episode. I guess on the whole it was just a very BLAH season opener.

Spoiler for spoiler:
I really hate that they are pointing to Henry becoming villainous. I also think it is ridiculous that he is going to make this transition and now he is the only person who will know why he is different. I can't stand that for some reason. I guess I am upset because he was my favorite character and I felt Season One didn't utilize him enough and now Season Two looks like he will be a character I don't like.


Oh and to address something I said in my previous entry about 1.12.

Spoiler for spoiler:
Henry sent Jack back, so I guess it makes sense that he would know what happened, but why does Henry know. They negated the idea that maybe Jack told Henry what happened because Henry has now changed for Season Two because he remembers the life he lost with Kim. SO how does he remember?! Jack it makes sense, but if Henry remembers they all should remember.

Looney November 10th 20 18:05

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​EPISODE 2.2
TRY, AND TRY AGAIN

B5 GUEST STAR SIGHTING (kind of) TAMLYN TOMITA (Uncredited). Henry watches footage of her on a screen. I believe it is something we haven't seen before, but she does not get credited for the episode.

IMDB SYNOPSIS: When Fargo activates a mysterious device on Allison's first day, he endangers not only himself, but Global Dynamics and Eureka as well.

LIKED....
I REALLY liked this entire episode. The comedy was good. Everything worked for me. It was very refreshing after being a bit disappointed with the season opener.

DIDN'T LIKE.....
The location of Allison Blake's new office seemed a bit ridiculous. Trying to wrap my head around the point of it. I can only assume it is involved with an upcoming plot or they wanted it to seem like Carter had easier access to it or something.

On the whole this was probably one of my favorite episodes. I feel like everything worked across the board and I am very glad there was finally a big revelation with regard to the villainy surrounding Global Dynamics.

Spoiler for spoiler:
So now someone, Henry, finally suspects Beverly Barlowe (Debrah Farentino) of something sinister. I hope this continues and she isn't able to explain it away. But since I am talking spoiler here, I really liked how they dealt with the crisis of the week. I loved how they made it seem like Fargo was the product of a joke gone horribly wrong, but then he wasn't.

Looney November 13th 20 15:18

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EPISODE 2.3
UNPREDICTABLE

IMDB SYNOPSIS: A surprise visitor disrupts Jack and Zoe's lives; strange weather must be tracked to its source before it becomes an "ice funnel of death."

LIKED.....
I really liked most of this episode. BEST SCENE STEAL goes to Ed Quinn - Cafe Diem scene. I really like what they do with Stark and Carter. I loved seeing David Nykl in this, but it was far too brief. LOVED that Henry seemed a bit more back to normal.

DIDN'T LIKE.....
Well I am guessing you can imagine I didn't really care for the stuff with "The Carters". And Zoe seemed very different. I don't know if it is just her hair or if she is actually thinner than she has been, which doesn't seem possible. I just know there were a couple of times I questioned if it was even the same actress. It was very strange.

Spoiler for spoiler:
I really hate it when scripts create drama where there should be none. Unless they want us to think Dr. Abby Carter is so completely self-absorbed that she is a danger to herself. It is one thing to have scenes where an spouse or ex-spouse is giving grief for using work as a defense against dealing with their issues. Happens in fiction and reality all of the time, but to have them literally involved in the crisis that is distracting the person from dealing with their issues and still giving them grief is just crazy. So we, the audience, are to believe Dr. Abby Carter is crazy.
:wtf: :wtf: :wtf:

Looney November 19th 20 19:08

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Episode 2.4
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

B5 GUEST STAR SIGHTING (kind of) TAMLYN TOMITA (Uncredited). Henry watches footage of her on a screen. This is likely going to keep happening this season so I am not going to mention it again unless there is something new with her.

People in Eureka start to disappear and Sheriff Carter seems to be the only person whom notices or remembers.

LIKED.....
They really like to give Ed Quinn good lines. S.A.R.A.H. gets hands down the highlight of the season in the episode with her musical ambiance moment.

DIDN'T LIKE.....
This was not my favorite episode. It was passable and it did have it's moments. As a matter of fact the S.A.R.A.H. musical interlude definitely makes the Top 5 moments in the series as of right now, but on the whole this one was HIGHLY predictable and a bit too over the top in some regards - for instance the large crowd in the waiting room scene just seemed like too much. I understand it served a purpose, but yeah it didn't seem believable.

Very disappointed this was Oliva D'Abo's final appearance. It makes ZERO sense that Dr. Abby Carter is not in this series again. I am going to assume she comes back later as a different actor, is referenced but never seen, or they kill her off.

And I also don't feel like the title of the episode fit that well. I'm not saying it didn't fit at all, but it just didn't feel to me it fit what happened enough to judge it as the title of the episode.

Looney November 30th 20 18:24

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Episode 2.5
DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE

IMDB Synopsis: Debris starts raining down on Eureka on the day of the school's science fair.

LIKED.....
I REALLY enjoyed this episode. Twenty minutes in I might have said it was my favorite episode, but then it lost a little steam. Honestly I loved so much of the stuff early in this episode, but that tapered off by the end and it ended up being just an above average episode.

(I feel a bit of shame in admitting this, but I actually liked Zoe in this episode.) :rolleyes:

DIDN'T LIKE.....
The stuff the the geese seemed forced and unnecessary.
Spoiler for spoiler:
I really got the impression that they had Frewer contracted for an episode and this is what they came up with.
It wasn't bad. It just felt a bit shoved in.

On the whole Season Two is shaping up quite nicely. I am really getting into this show.

Looney December 2nd 20 16:40

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EPISODE 2.6
NOCHE DE SUENOS

(Partial) IMDB Synopsis: Groups of people begin sharing dreams in some embarrassing and conflicting ways.

LIKED.....
I liked almost everything about this episode.

DISLIKED.....
Carter's reaction while being decontaminated.
Spoiler for spoiler:
The guy was naked in front of several people he is close to and he didn't react like someone whom is suddenly naked in front of several people he knows.* It was VERY poorly done.* Carter constantly acts awkward, but this time where that should have been off the charts he just stood there.* It made no sense.


The other minor thing I would say was I wish they had done more dream stuff, but what they did was fantastic.

Overall another winner. I have to be honest I did not think I was going to like this show as much as I am, so I hope it continues.

Looney December 11th 20 21:44

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EPISODE 2.7
FAMILY REUNION

Fargo's Grandfather is found mysteriously frozen in Cryo-Stasis after 50 years and the gang has to figure out how and why. :lol:

LIKED.....
I think I'm falling in love with Jo (Erica Cerra) LOL. I enjoyed most of this episode, .....

DIDN'T LIKE.....
..... but I didn't really like the way they used the plot. I felt like they could have done more with it than they did. And I have no clue what was really their point with the "B" plot.

Spoiler for spoiler:
I guess it was supposed to teach Zoe a lesson, but I just felt it was unnecessary.* I don't know. It rubbed me wrong.


Having said that is still a good addition to Season 2. I would say a bit weaker episode, but this season is still shaping up well. :thumbsup:

Looney December 14th 20 16:19

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EPISODE 2.8
E=MC...?

IMDB Synopsis When Allison puts a newly hired, but criminal, genius in Jack's care he's less than pleased, but then an accident in a lab causes most of GD to lose their smarts, and he may be the only one with the solution.

LIKED....
The humor in this episode was good. I really loved what happened to everyone and how that got related to Carter.😁

DIDN'T LIKE.....
I HATE gimmicky characters!!!!!! At first I thought this new character was going to fill a necessary void (I don't recall any of the main characters claiming to be a computer expert. Different characters have done things that require computer expertise, but none of the main characters have really claimed that as their field.) Then it turned out he was a particle physicist not a computer expert - or he is both. IDK. I HATE gimmicky characters!!!!!😡

🤬
Spoiler for spoiler:
Oooooooo I'm a rebel particle physicist expert hacker super genius pretty boy who lives by my own set of rules. I've got a criminal record, but that is because I am like Robin Hood.* OMG I hate gimmicky characters!!!!!!* I mean every character has a gimmick.* I just hate the ones that appear they came in a studio memo.* I hope I like the character because I hate the background setup.

AND the best part of the episode came in two parts.* The first part was when I believe Henry said to Carter that he must feel like this all the time.* The second part was when Stark's RC car broke. LOL*
:guffaw:

Looney December 17th 20 18:57

Re: Eureka (2006-2012)
 
EPISODE 2.9
SIGHT UNSEEN

Invisibility makes an appearance in Eureka. :lol: :lol: :lol:

LIKED.....
This was a pretty middle of the road episode. I did like the effects and always the humor.
Spoiler for spoiler:
I did like the stuff about the legality of invisibility. It will be interesting to see if the laws they mention come up again because I know they will do episodes on the other subjects they said had treaties.


DIDN'T LIKE.....
The relationship stuff. I see no reason to introduce any romance stuff into this show. LOL :rolleyes:
This episode just didn't strike me as a favorite.

Looney January 13th 21 14:58

Re: Eureka (2006-2012)
 
Episode 2.10
GOD IS IN THE DETAILS

IMDB Synopsis: Zoe and her friends lose their voices, but whatever is causing the symptoms has an even worse effect on Allison and her only hope comes from an unusual source.

LIKED:
I would say all things considered a middle of the road episode, but l leaned away from it. I can't say I really liked much of it other than having Teryl Rothery as a guest star.

DIDN'T LIKE:
I just didn't really enjoy this one. I felt the plot escalation didn't really fit the circumstances, but as stated there was more going on than was being shown. I guess they just didn't do a great job of getting that idea across or I just wasn't in the mood.

I can say that one thing that turned me off was what happened with Jo's character. She just seemed slightly off character for her.

And I can't say I'm thrilled with where they are going with Kevin's character at this point.
Spoiler for spoiler:
We're talking borderline magic here. I think I would be okay with it if they had done a better job working up to it, but the fact that Stark just brought him in and expected him to magically heal Allison put me off.


So this isn't really a memorable one for me, which is a shame because I really like Teryl Rothery and I wish she had been in a more memorable episode.

Looney January 17th 21 15:05

Re: Eureka (2006-2012)
 
Episode 11
MANEATER

IMDB Synopsis: All the women of Eureka begin to pursue Carter, so something must be very wrong.

LIKED.....
Oh what a great concept that just didn't quite hit right. Loved all the humor. Loved seeing guest stars like Lexa Doig.

DIDN'T LIKE.....
How they wasted this opportunity with needless convulsion filler. They tried to make more of a mystery than was necessary and it some what spoiled other aspects and made for some big plot holes.

Spoiler for spoiler:

Early on they were too specific with the female attraction. Carter was around more than just the women they focused on in the script. The issue should have been more evident earlier on.

I know the stuff with the wolves was meant to be a mislead, but it just seemed unnecessary. Yeah they were able to stick some good plot points in with it, but they could have used that screen time for more humor.
There was enough mystery going on. They didn't need the wolves.

And talk about a huge hole, why didn't Dr. Stone (Richard Ian Cox) report finding the bodies? That made no sense. I know they would say his wife distracted him, but that would also make no sense. Why would he go home before reporting the discovery of human remains?!


Ugggggh poor choices are so annoying because this could have / should have been an excellent episode. I would say the episode is an overall winner, but it could have been top tier.


WOW! Just realized this was post 800!!!!! Where is my prize? :cool: ;)
:guffaw: :lol: :guffaw:

Kraig January 20th 21 02:28

Re: Eureka (2006-2012)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Looney (Post 463888)
Episode 11
MANEATER

IMDB Synopsis: All the women of Eureka begin to pursue Carter, so something must be very wrong.

LIKED.....
Oh what a great concept that just didn't quite hit right. Loved all the humor. Loved seeing guest stars like Lexa Doig.

DIDN'T LIKE.....
How they wasted this opportunity with needless convulsion filler. They tried to make more of a mystery than was necessary and it some what spoiled other aspects and made for some big plot holes.

Spoiler for spoiler:

Early on they were too specific with the female attraction. Carter was around more than just the women they focused on in the script. The issue should have been more evident earlier on.

I know the stuff with the wolves was meant to be a mislead, but it just seemed unnecessary. Yeah they were able to stick some good plot points in with it, but they could have used that screen time for more humor.
There was enough mystery going on. They didn't need the wolves.

And talk about a huge hole, why didn't Dr. Stone (Richard Ian Cox) report finding the bodies? That made no sense. I know they would say his wife distracted him, but that would also make no sense. Why would he go home before reporting the discovery of human remains?!


Ugggggh poor choices are so annoying because this could have / should have been an excellent episode. I would say the episode is an overall winner, but it could have been top tier.


WOW! Just realized this was post 800!!!!! Where is my prize? :cool: ;)
:guffaw: :lol: :guffaw:


I think you have to wait to get above 1000 to be a PsiCop.

Looney January 21st 21 17:35

Re: Eureka (2006-2012)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kraig (Post 463893)

I think you have to wait to get above 1000 to be a PsiCop.

Woh! A thousand posts and I will be a P12 or HIGHER!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

:lol:

So what Kraig is suggesting is I should pad my numbers. Perhaps one sentence, post it, next sentence, post it, and so on and so on until I gain my telepathic abilities. :cool: :thumbsup:

:guffaw::lol::guffaw:

Looney February 5th 21 16:52

Re: Eureka (2006-2012)
 
Episodes 12 & 13
ALL THAT GLITTERS & A NIGHT IN GLOBAL DYNAMICS

ALL THAT GLITTERS IMDB Synopsis: The town's metals begin to spontaneously turn to gold, but the wealth may be as fleeting as the town when the structures begin deteriorating.

A NIGHT IN GLOBAL DYNAMICS IMDB Synopsis: A flesh eating virus has infected Global Dynamics, and the building goes into a security protocol that endangers everyone's lives.

LIKED.....
The big reveals that FINALLY came out.

DIDN'T LIKE.......
These didn't seem like the best two part Season Finale to an otherwise good Season. I may need to re-watch them. It did seem the season lost a bit of magic as it went.

Honestly I watched these about twenty minutes before I got the news about Mira Furlan on January 21st, so that might also be clouding my memory of these two.

ON TO SEASON THREE!!!!! :thumbsup:

Looney February 25th 21 22:03

Re: Eureka (2006-2012)
 
EPISODE 3.1
BAD TO THE DRONE

IMDB Synopsis: The D.O.D. has sent in a business shark to perform an evaluation of Global Dynamics' viability, and everything that could possibly go wrong, does. Including a drone, whose boosted AI turns it into a killing machine.

LIKED.....
Guest star Frances Fisher. I've never seen her in anything where she wasn't great. I really like this role on her as well. Guest star Jonathon Young. I only know him from playing Tesla on SANCTUARY and his appearance on STARGATE ATLANTIS, but I like him so I'm glad he turned up in EUREKA.

DIDN'T LIKE.....
Most of it. I guess I thought this was a pretty weak season opener. I can't decide if I like what they are doing with Fisher's character. On the one hand it seems VERY cliché to introduce this type of character, while at the same time it seems VERY fitting that this type of character would be inserted into the plot.
Spoiler for spoiler:
EUREKA should have never tried to do romance. They aren't very good at it. NO WAY Allison would EVER sit on Stark's lap in Cafe Diem. And speaking of Cafe Diem, I felt the refrigerator thing was handled VERY poorly. They should have gone subterranean if they were going to suggest it was large enough that a tram was required.* But back to the whole love triangle thing.* It is soooo poorly done.* It is sooooo useless and annoying.* I love the Carter / Stark relationship.* If anything those two should get together. :) *


Overall not a terrible episode, but I am concerned about Season Three moving forward.:rolleyes: Oh and still not of fan of Zane. 🙄

Looney March 5th 21 16:13

Re: Eureka (2006-2012)
 
EPISODE 3.2
WHAT ABOUT BOB?

IMDB SYNOPSIS: Carter and Allison search for a missing man in a bio-dome while Eva Thorne makes changes in town in the name of balance and efficiency.

LIKED.....
I liked the Soap Opera vibe. You would have to watch the episode to see what that means.;)
Spoiler for spoiler:
I liked that they suggested Fargo and Vincent were old friends, but I found it hard to believe.


DIDN'T LIKE.....
Hmmmmmmm..... I was okay with the story, but again they went too far with the effects. That seems odd for me to mention because I don't think I've ever put it that way before. Basically I mean there was an effect, the biosphere, that was too exaggerated to believe.*:rolleyes:
Spoiler for spoiler:
As well as Hologram Who Can See What is Happening Henry was quite ridiculous.*:rolleyes: Actually just that fact that he could walk around seem ridiculous.* *I also found the relationships in the biosphere to be a bit odd, or maybe brushed over is a better term. I mean there wasn't much reaction from the guy who's wife took up with Bob.* For there only being ten people in the biosphere there were six of them whom received very little screen time. That seemed off, but there was a pretty big "B" story arc. And BTW I have to say it seems like Allison Blake has been replaced by someone else in Season Three. Re-Kindled love has made me feel the character is off.


So, didn't care for the ridiculously exaggerated effects. I thought some things were too brushed over.* Overall not a bad episode, but really not inspiring me for what lies ahead. :rolleyes:

Looney March 13th 21 23:07

Re: Eureka (2006-2012)
 
EPISODE 3.3
BEST IN FAUX

IMDB Synopsis: Carter is frustrated when he's told to investigate when robotic dogs begin exploding, believing it's a waste of his time. He's even more frustrated when no one else feels the earthquakes he's experiencing.

LIKED.....
Okay so I enjoyed this one, especially Alan Ruck's guest appearance.

DIDN'T LIKE.....
Spoiler for spoiler:

The only thing I would say I did not like about this episode is that Carter had no reaction when he found out the dogs were robots. I can't believe he is so desensitized that he had no reaction to perfect appearing robot dogs.

So I try to keep an open mind when it comes to the most outrageous aspects of a show like this, but this season in particular is beginning to annoy my sense of reality. They establish CAFE DEME has some HUGE storage facility. That started my annoyance. How does a small café have a storage unit that requires a tram in a city that is clearly not that large and does not have a giant building in the middle of it. Oddly enough what I thought "Why didn't they make it subterranean?" Then we get the next episode we get exposed to this ENORMOUS subterranean biosphere. And now we get a vehicle that can just zoom around tunneling. I mean just how much can there be around and under Eureka?


All and all a decent episode that I enjoyed. Definitely my favorite of Season Three to date.

Looney March 13th 21 23:08

Re: Eureka (2006-2012)
 
EPISODE 3.4
I DO OVER

IMDB Synopsis: It's Allison's wedding day, and Carter is stuck in a time loop that causes him to relive it over and over. Unfortunately, there's no simple act that will right things, and the solution may prove very costly.

LIKED.....
I really like this one and I was shocked by the twist.

DIDN'T LIKE.....
I'd have to say there is very little I didn't like. I really enjoyed it. This one is my new favorite of Season Three to date. :lol:

Looney March 19th 21 13:59

Re: Eureka (2006-2012)
 
EPISODE 3.5
SHOW ME THE MUMMY

Synopsis: A sarcophagus releases a "curse" that threatens Eureka.

LIKED.....

I have to say this was probably my favorite episode of Season 3 to date. So they are improving at this current juncture. Zak Santiago guest stars. I knew I knew him. LOL Guest Starred on SG-1 and JMS' JEREMIAH. I mean I've seen SG-1 more than JEREMIAH, but I likely saw him on JEREMIAH first.

DIDN'T LIKE.....

I wasn't a huge fan of the solution this week. It seemed a bit simplistic for a complex issue. Maybe it isn't really over.
Spoiler for spoiler:
I just found it a bit difficult to swallow that the entire swarm followed the music and right through the restaurant into the freezer. It was kind of a let down.


All and all I really enjoyed it despite the soft ending

Sadly captive audience this will likely be my final post in this thread for awhile. I am going to work at a very stressful job with very long hours :scream: and I just doubt I'm going to have the energy to reach out too often. I will try to keep this up until I get through Eureka, but it will likely be a long slog. I have a feeling I won't even really have the desire to watch the show as often as I have been, which already isn't that often. :(


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