Jessica Jumps In: A Newbie's Guide To Warehouse 13
Science fiction is a tough genre with tough fans. It’s difficult to get sci fi fans to invest in a world and a program that doesn’t seem carefully crafted or make theoretical sense. It’s also frequently difficult to get non-sci fi fans to invest in a science fiction drama, especially if it’s on a channel other than network TV. Braving all of these fronts is Syfy’s Warehouse 13, which is currently in its fourth season on the cable network. The real question is whether or not the show is worth investing in this late in the game.
While there are shows that are easier to invest in if they are watched from Day 1, luckily there are plenty of shows with the ease of plot or the writing finesse to help people to jump into any episode and get involved with a new series. To determine whether a show falls in to the former or latter camp, TV Blend writer Jessica Rawden has vowed to watch episodes of shows she’s never seen before and analyze those shows in different areas to let you, the reader, know how quickly you could become a fan. This week Jessica is tackling Warehouse 13’s Season 4 Episode 18 comedy “Lost and Found.”
1. Quality Of Story
The overarching idea of Warehouse 13 is that there is a giant warehouse on U.S. property in South Dakota. The warehouse features a slew of supernatural artifacts that need to be guarded from going out into the world once, more. Each week, a group of agents go out into the world to attempt to retrieve more artifacts and “bag them” to bring them back to the safety of the warehouse.
Monday’s episode featured a storyline offering hidden treasure and the tale of a pirate. While one warehouse group went off to learn the pirate’s secrets, another team had to deal with safety and trust issues when the warehouse was compromised. Additionally, a smoke monster and some seemingly nefarious characters tried to cause a rift in the team. Pirate plotlines are always engaging, but I didn’t enjoy the way everyone needed to split up during the episode to be involved in different stories. With so many characters, the writers have to give everyone something to do. Having never watched the show before, I’m not certain this is what happens each week, but the show is far more exciting when the different characters get to engage with one another rather than be split into teams.
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