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Old January 13th 21, 14:58   #31
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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Old January 17th 21, 15:05   #32
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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.

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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?

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Old January 20th 21, 02:28   #33
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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?

I think you have to wait to get above 1000 to be a PsiCop.
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Old January 21st 21, 17:35   #34
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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!!!!!



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.

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Old February 5th 21, 16:52   #35
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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!!!!!
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Old February 25th 21, 22:03   #36
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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.
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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. Oh and still not of fan of Zane. 🙄
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Old March 5th 21, 16:13   #37
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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.*
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As well as Hologram Who Can See What is Happening Henry was quite ridiculous.* 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.
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Old March 13th 21, 23:07   #38
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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.
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Old March 13th 21, 23:08   #39
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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.

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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.
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Old March 19th 21, 13:59   #40
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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.
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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 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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