Eureka, for those that don’t watch it, is a light SciFi show about a secluded brain trust town populated by eccentric geniuses and the “Average Joe” Sherriff Carter. The show won’t necessarily win points for scientific accuracy or believability (points that are waxed over with TecnoBabble) but you will find a lighthearted comedy-drama that fun to watch.
We’re about 4 shows into Season 3 of Eureka, and I have to say that the latest episode, “I Do Over” (Watch the full episode free!), was one of the best ones yet. Sure, it’s the old Time Loop trope seen in ST:TNG and Groundhoug Day, but the Eureka flavor made it fun again.
Here are some quick thoughts on Season 3 so far:
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- The pending nuptials between Stark and Allison were a good story element, if only to watch Carter’s discomfort and smarm.
- It’s nice to see Henry Deacon out of prison, unlikely as it may be to actually happen. Henry needs to be on the outside so he can help Carter figure stuff out.
- For all the whining I do about the Stark character, they sure made him go out like a likable hero. Of course, the time loop circumstances surrounding his apparent demise probably means he’ll be back.
- I find the “corporate fixer” story arc intriguing. Eva Thorne (as if we needed the surname to paint her as villainous) embodies everything I hate with corporate America.
- As a parent, I find the scenes between Carter and Zoe amusing. Carter so thinks he’sin he’s in control.
- As a consumer, I the prominent product placement of a deodorant sticks to be annoying.
- In general, I’m liking the stories. The reality show biosphere episode (“What About Bob?“) was a great concept.
So, no complaints really, although even my daughter (who just started watching this since Doctor Who is off-air) has noted similarities week to week; like Carter being the only one to catch on and having to convince everyone else of what’s going on. Even so, Eureka is a pleasurable way to spend an hour in front of the TV.