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We got hooked on Eureka, watching them on DVD and can't wait till the final episodes show up on DVD. Having said that, I was annoyed fairly often at some of the lazy plot devices that were very unrealistic. E.g. when everything is floating they send the Sheriff floating up to the bank on a medicine ball. Really??! No rope, no tether, no harness, no way back down. Suppose he had missed the bank and floated into space (as his jeep did)? Suppose he had slipped off the ball at some point and plummeted to earth? Did they have a back-up plan to get him out of the bank in case it a) fell or b) floated away? Would it have been so hard to at least stick a rope on the ball and drag it to the bank so an errant breeze doesn't blow him away from the bank? Nope. The fate of the world rests on some guy floating into an open window on an untethered medicine ball and hoping he doesn't slip off a smooth round surface while trying to climb into a window. Heck, they didn't even give him a grappling gun to fire into the bank so he could reel himself in. Or a propulsion system that would steer him. Funny scene. We chuckled, but we both shook our heads at the writers who put together a plan reminiscent of something Sponge Bob might put together. I can buy into all the outlandish technology, the violation of physics because in the Eureka world, that is how things happen. But writing a script that makes the brightest people in the world compare unfavourably to a kids' cartoon character....??....well, there's no reasonable excuse for that (drunk, hung-over, last second rewrite while drunk and hung-over, producer's child wrote the scene??). Anyway, that was my pet peeve about a show that we both enjoyed watching and will watch the rest when it is available. And we loved the characters, their interactions, and thought all the actors played their parts brilliantly (also liked the running jokes with the jeep, and with Andy. One episode we said, "Andy hasn't been destroyed for a while. He's about due", and then his legs were eaten by bugs).
Commented May 31, 2012 on
I really miss this place
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I really miss this place
I took this picture on one of the last days of production. Whenever I watch Eureka this season, and I see an advert on the network formerly known as Sci-Fi for one of their stupid goddamn are-you-serious-with-this-bullshit reality shows, I get angry and then sad. Eureka was and is such a g...
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