Wednesday, July 19th, 2006
12:01 pm - Eureka!  
Yesterday was another scorcher, but I decided to go for a bike ride after work anyway. I discovered I had absolutely zero energy, but I still managed to get in fourteen miles, albeit sluggishly. My foot is still sore (and now the other foot seems intent upon joining it), but I'm mostly walking without a limp.

Later on we were treated to a series of intense thunderstorms, full of sound, fury, and hail. The nastiest rolled through the neighborhood right at the climactic moment of the pilot episode of Eureka, so there were all sorts of added special weather effects to what was happening on screen. Very cool. Although it probably didn't seem that way up to the folks up at the Port of Providence, where the storm set off a fire at a fuel transfer facility.

As to Eureka, I liked it quite a bit. The pilot had way too much exposition and such, but it's got good actors. Colin is great as the out-of-his-element sheriff. (I saw one review that called him befuddled, but that isn't terribly accurate. He's not at all clueless.) There are also all sorts of geek favorites, including Joe Morton, Maury Chaykin, Greg Germann, and especially Matt Frewer, among others. The Russian colonel from SG-1, showed up, too, now as an American colonel. Alas, the spoiler hotline has Germann disappearing after the pilot, and Frewer's role as an Aussie hunter is kinda bizarre. (Germann's leaving is too bad. I liked the character, and was idly imagining a crossover with Peter MacNicol's character on Numb3rs.)

I also watched the first ep of Dead Like Me, which Sci-Fi is going to rerun. It was interesting. Even if I hadn't already known that Bryan Fuller created it, I would've noticed the similarity to Wonderfalls. My problem is that, apart from Mandy Patinkin and Cynthia Stevenson, both bit parts, I don't really like most of the actors involved, especially the guy with the accent. I may watch some more, but I doubt it'll grab me like Wonderfalls did.
 
 
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Aimee: Daisyaimeejmc on July 19th, 2006 - 04:08 pm
Eventually, you will come to love them all. I promise.
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arlissarliss on July 19th, 2006 - 11:19 pm
I have to see if SciFi is rerunning the first ep--I missed it, and I'm planning to watch, since I never saw it on Showtime.

I'd love to see that crossover with Numb3rs, too! I did enjoy Eureka. Nice to have a show to enjoy watching, again.
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