I miss this show so much. It was one of those fun, good-spirited stories with a mix of SciFi and intriguing characters. Not filled with gore, sex, horror or the usual cynical content that passes for popular in today's culture. This is family-friendly humorous adventure akin to Doctor Who. The characters included Jack Carter, the well-meaning doofus sheriff who managed to pull this town of geniuses together and keep them from accidentally destroying the world. The show lasted only 5 full seasons (actually 7 since Seasons 4 & 5 where split over two years each) before falling victim to SyFy's killer cancellation curse. Season 1 established the main characters. Seasons 2 & 3 played up various relationship and Big Bad triangles, perhaps even losing it's way a bit. But Season 4 reimagined the main cast with a clever time shift and brought a direction to the series that lasted until it's very end. Unlike other shows that ended early, you do get closure (a much fought for finale episode) yet feel you were brought along for a fun ride. As it is I still miss Jack, Alison, Henry, Grace, Jo, Zane, Fargo, Holly, Vincent, Zoe, Kevin, Jenna and Baby Carter. I wish Netflix would pick it up again.
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Eureka! I randomly chose this show to 'Binge Watch' as I recover from Knee reconstruction Surgery, and I got hooked. (*Note: Mini spoiler) While 'US Ranger' was transporting a 'Teen' Prisoner while driving in bad weather avoiding falling branches etc, all of a sudden, they are blinded by a bright light in the opposite direction, A vehicle mirroring their exact weaving in the Road only they are able to straighten up in time for the Prisoner to look in the other vehicle, only to see...HER FACE!
Eureka isn't usually as good as I remember it being. The intro gives it away, really- there are a lot of fantastical, sci-fi things happening, but it tends to overpower interesting character interactions (It's a little difficult to have meaningful dialogue when "Oh no something terrible is happening again") The acting is good though, and the later seasons are better at pretty much everything. Watch if you want to see good, solid sci-fi problem solving, because that's most of Eureka. If you do decide to watch, you can probably skip the first (and maybe second) season, everything you need is given through exposition or can be inferred from context.
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