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  • Looney
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    SEASON 2
    EPISODE 1
    PHOENIX RISING

    So I finished my 31 movies on the 14TH, but then I kind of kept going and only just watched this Eureka Season Two Opener the other day.

    B5 GUEST STAR SIGHTING TAMLYN TOMITA

    IMDB SYNOPSIS: Henry and Jack struggle to deal with their losses as people begin burning to death for no apparent reason. At Global, Stark awaits the decision of the DOD.

    LIKED..... / DIDN'T LIKE .....
    I have to say I wasn't thrilled with this episode, so there was plenty I didn't like. Actually I may just have been in a foul mood or something because there really wasn't anything better or worse than any other episode. I guess on the whole it was just a very BLAH season opener.

    I really hate that they are pointing to Henry becoming villainous. I also think it is ridiculous that he is going to make this transition and now he is the only person who will know why he is different. I can't stand that for some reason. I guess I am upset because he was my favorite character and I felt Season One didn't utilize him enough and now Season Two looks like he will be a character I don't like.


    Oh and to address something I said in my previous entry about 1.12.

    Henry sent Jack back, so I guess it makes sense that he would know what happened, but why does Henry know. They negated the idea that maybe Jack told Henry what happened because Henry has now changed for Season Two because he remembers the life he lost with Kim. SO how does he remember?! Jack it makes sense, but if Henry remembers they all should remember.

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  • Looney
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    EPISODE 12
    ONCE IN A LIFETIME

    Okay so I have been taking a break from Eureka to start a 31 Day Horror Movie Marathon. It hasn't been going great. The goal is to see 31 Horror/Ghost/Monster/Halloween movies I've never seen before and I've seen a lot of stinkers already. The BEST ones I've seen so far have been GET OUT (2017) and HOCUS POCUS (1993).

    I watched one that was a pretty good movie, but I would never ever, ever, ever watch again because it profoundly depressed me. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone because I don't want people to be depressed. ACACIA {Original Title - AKASIA} (2003) is a Korean film that made it so I had to watch something more light-hearted immediately and the Eureka Season One Finale, ONCE IN A LIFETIME 1.12, was my choice. (It honestly didn't help much. ACACIA (2003) is going to haunt me for awhile.)

    Okay sooo moving on....

    B5 GUEST STAR SIGHTING - TAMLYN TOMITA

    IMDB Synopsis
    After another lab accident Jack wakens to a whole new world. ..... (This sums it up perfectly. I wish I had be tabulating how many of these episodes were going to revolve around lab accidents. 20/20 Hindsight)

    (This references several Season One Episodes.)

    LIKED.....
    Hmmmm.... I can't say I liked a lot of this one.
    I liked that we might get a reason why Stark turns completely evil. It was a nice glimpse at an alternate history, but .......


    DIDN'T LIKE.....
    .....it was far too utopian. I mean one might argue that if Kim doesn't live then all of their lives really go wrong - look at how Zoe turned around. That may not happen. I also didn't like that Carter was the only person, other than Henry, to magically remember the alternate timeline. That didn't make any sense at all.


    All and all I guess it was a decent Season Ender that could have doubled as a Series Ender if necessary. DEFINITELY looking forward to Season Two.

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  • Looney
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    Episode 11
    H.O.U.S.E. RULES

    IMDB Synopsis
    A bad day in the lab forces Carter to rethink his decision to live in Eureka, prompting an intervention from S.A.R.A.H. (the Self Activated Residential Automated Habitat)

    (This episode references back to PURPLE HAZE, Episode 10.)

    Liked.....

    So much of this episode. I am shocked how much I like Stark in this season. When I was re-introduced to this character I thought I was going to hate him, but Ed Quinn has done an excellent job of creating a character I am interested in. Sooooooooooo glad they kept Zoe out of this as much as possible.

    Didn't Like.....

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh did this episode make a TERRIBLE mistake. It was SHOCKING!!!!! But I will put that in the spoiler section below. It really just destroyed an episode I was loving. Anywho other things I didn't like would be this forced thing that is happening with Jo (Erica Cerra) and Taggart (Matt Frewer). My only solace is I know Frewer doesn't last on the show, so whatever they are trying to force here is going away soon.




    They destroyed this episode when they killed the comic relief. You NEVER kill the comic relief. It changed the whole tone of the episode in the WORST way. They were looking for a tonal shift, but this was wrong. And it was soooooooooooo predictable.

    Plus it utterly failed because it didn't create the effect it should have. The uptick in danger from this tragedy is basically passed over because the guy was comic relief. I don't think one character utter a word about that poor guy. There was no real mention of the home-icide. (I am hilarious!!!!! ) after the initial visual. But seriously the rest of the cast basically glosses over the fact someone was killed and that someone was a person. That is a huge problem shows like this have. Supporting characters get killed off, but they need to move the plot along so it gets glossed over. It really makes all of these main characters look extremely bad, like they all think that guy didn't really matter because the show painted him as just the guy who delivered the pizza.

    And there is NO chance Carter would stay in that house no matter what changes were made. That was the most ridiculous thing to end on. Even if the guns were removed he would still have to worry about what else S.A.R.A.H. could do, such as with the air and water. Ridiculous....


    Sorry I was REALLY enjoying this episode and this one incident pretty much spoiled my overall rating of it.
    Last edited by Looney; 10-06-2020, 11:42 AM.

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  • Looney
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    EPISODE 10
    PURPLE HAZE


    *After a strange night of multiple people randomly passing out Eureka awakens to find everyone acting out of the ordinary. Carter must race to solve the mystery before the town, and perhaps the world, plunge into chaos.* - This one was my own synopsis.

    (This episode also referenced back to INVINCIBLE, Episode 5.)

    Liked....
    Seeing the actors get to do things they wouldn't normally do. Lots of great banter and out of character moments.

    Didn't Like....
    Some of the afflicted characters didn't seem to act very out of character. Early on in the episode it appeared only the female characters were affected because the male characters didn't seem to be out of character.

    The ending was a bit shaky with regard to being believable. When Carter was dealing with it there seemed to be a bit of a stretch as to how he was able to remain unaffected.

    All and all I did really like the episode despite mentioning more of what I didn't like.
    Last edited by Looney; 09-24-2020, 09:05 AM.

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  • Looney
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    I just copied and pasted the IMDB description. They aren't great, but if I try to type a "brief" synopsis it won't be brief. I mean you know me Jan. ๐Ÿคฃ
    Last edited by Looney; 09-23-2020, 09:55 AM.

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  • Jan
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    Y'know, Looney...I love reading your posts - who wouldn't?!? BUT For those of us who barely watched Eureka once and aren't at all familiar with episode titles, maybe a one-line synopsis would be a kindness to those like me who have *no* idea what you're talking about??

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  • Looney
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    HA! You wish your Moto Z Droid was this kind of A.I. LOL

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  • Kraig
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    Originally posted by Looney View Post
    EPISODE 8
    RIGHT AS RAYNES

    Liked.....

    Hmmmmm.... I thought Stark (Ed Quinn) was REALLY good in this one.

    Didn't Like.....

    WAY TOO MUCH ZOE. And overall this was a big fail for me outside of Quinn's performance. The concept was so ridiculous and there was a HUGE plot flaw you could drive a truck through. SPOILER AHEAD..... My Android is acting up and the only way I can deal with it is to destroy my lab to cover up the experiment and release the Android into the world to live its own experiences. SAY WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! It was just too ridiculous. ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–

    I am REALLY starting to like these characters and this cast. Have to say I am always a sucker for supporting cast. Too bad you don't fit that bill in this show Jordan Danger (AKA Jordan Hinson as ZOE in this show.)
    Amazon.com must have sold me that same version (8.0) Android. My Moto Z Droid is about 4 years old and buggy as hell. Was it a Moto Z Droid? Was it?

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  • Looney
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    EPISODE 9
    PRIMAL

    Liked.....

    I think they opened a real can of worms with this episode, but thankfully it was quickly taken care of. On the whole I would say this was a winner.

    Didn't like....

    I don't feel the title was very fitting. I also feel like Matt Frewer reaction to what he did to the dog was WAY to subdued. I mean the face of so many things has just possibly been changed forever and he acted like it was an every day occurrence.

    (References back to INVINCIBLE Episode 5)

    IMDB
    Taggart achieves a medical breakthrough while Fargo invents a device that bridges the divide between computers and human brains.
    Last edited by Looney; 09-23-2020, 09:53 AM.

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  • Looney
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    EPISODE 8
    RIGHT AS RAYNES

    Liked.....

    Hmmmmm.... I thought Stark (Ed Quinn) was REALLY good in this one.

    Didn't Like.....

    WAY TOO MUCH ZOE. And overall this was a big fail for me outside of Quinn's performance. The concept was so ridiculous and there was a HUGE plot flaw you could drive a truck through. SPOILER AHEAD..... My Android is acting up and the only way I can deal with it is to destroy my lab to cover up the experiment and release the Android into the world to live its own experiences. SAY WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! It was just too ridiculous. ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–

    I am REALLY starting to like these characters and this cast. Have to say I am always a sucker for supporting cast. Too bad you don't fit that bill in this show Jordan Danger (AKA Jordan Hinson as ZOE in this show.)

    IMDB
    Odd fluctuations in computer-controlled environments may have something to do with the return of Eureka's prodigal son
    Last edited by Looney; 09-23-2020, 09:52 AM.

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  • Looney
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    EPISODE 7
    BLINK

    Liked....

    The humor in this one, but I feel they could have done more with it. I do like how much they are including Joe Morton. Can't help but think this series might have been better if he were Jack Carter. I do like how they are playing Stark, though I feel like there has to be a definite good or bad turn eventually. I think I will lose interest if they don't decide he is good or bad. They definitely need to give him more back story, in particular the Nobel thing.

    Didn't like....

    This is going to become a common dislike I mention, Zoe. Oh she makes it hard to watch the show. I feel bad for the actress being a part of the show I do not like. I also didn't care for how predictable this was. And I thought it was quite ridiculous that the focus of the research wasn't on what was helping them focus on the research. I feel that discovery was a MUCH bigger deal than a Missile defense system and those involved didn't treat it with nearly the importance it deserved. For real, that was HUGE and was not treated in that manner at all. Shocking plot flaw.

    IMDB
    A car accident leads back to scientists at Global, Zoe finds a boyfriend, and Jack tries to drum up support for a town baseball league.
    Last edited by Looney; 09-23-2020, 09:51 AM.

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  • Looney
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    EPISODE 6
    DR. NOBEL

    Liked....

    Hmmmm.... This episode was okay. I like what they are doing with Henry even though you have to think around to make it logical. I look at it as he is the smartest person around, so he basically gets to do what he wants.

    Didn't like....

    I didn't like how every aspect of this episode was HIGHLY predictable.

    Why do shows feel they need to include characters like Zoe?! Soooo annoying. I feel that she should be part of the series, maybe two or three times a season. And why would she be surprised by VR tennis after being in a holographic play?

    And I would have much preferred a bit of a different twist with Eugenia. I liked her character and would have liked to see things go differently, even possibly turn her into a recurring character. Alas I looked and this is her only appearance.

    Okay, Okay, Okay this might be a bit of a spoiler, so look away. LOL

    They had better eventually explain how Stark has a Nobel Prize. Fingers crossed he bought it from someone's estate.

    IMDB
    After Fargo triggers a device from the Cold War era, the race is on to shut it off before it starts a world war, but the only solution may lie in the depths of a demented scientist's mind.
    Last edited by Looney; 09-23-2020, 09:50 AM.

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  • Looney
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    EPISODE 5
    INVINCIBLE

    Liked.....
    I really liked this episode, but I might be biased because Saul Rubinek is guest stars in it. I really liked the plot and how it had a bit of a twist I didn't expect. I really liked the twist. If only the show could do that every week. Wrap things up all neat and tidy.

    Didn't like.....
    Well there wasn't much I didn't like other than the fact I WISH they had known WAREHOUSE 13 was coming and Rubinek could have established Artie Nielsen in this series as a crossover. BUT of course there was three years between the two series.

    This does make me REALLY want to watch WAREHOUSE 13 because I did the same thing to that show that I did with this one, stopped after Season One. I think I have said before that Rubinek was my favorite part of that show so this one really pushed that button.

    IMDB
    A lab accident causes a scientist to, seemingly, become indestructible, but Carter and Stark have their own concerns.
    Last edited by Looney; 09-23-2020, 09:50 AM.

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  • Looney
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    EPISODE 4
    ALIENATED

    Liked

    Meh. This was just a passable episode for me. I like that Erica Cerra got a bit more to do. I like how ridiculous it was that Spencer had this crazy great home theater setup, but all of them were essentially sitting in kitchen table chairs. I like the little bit of germinating overall arc, but I feel like they won't be able to maintain it.

    Didn't like.

    Who had the terrible idea of making Matt Frewer Australian?!?!?!?! It is WAY too gimmicky. Once again we have the development of a device that will change the world forever, swept under the rug of the end credits. Get use to me mentioning that because it will likely be saying it after every episode.

    IMDB
    The presence of a crop circle leads to thoughts of an alien invasion, the future of Eureka is threatened when a congressman visits, and Jo and Jack work on their trust issues.
    Last edited by Looney; 09-23-2020, 09:49 AM.

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  • Looney
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    Originally posted by B5-Stefan View Post

    Agree totally.



    Yes and yes.
    And I enjoyed Warehouse too. Where Eureka is a bit in advance.

    B5-Stefan

    --
    KOSH to Sheridan: "Jump. Jump, now!"
    [Babylon5, Za'ha'dum]
    Yes, Eureka started in 2006. Warehouse 13 in 2009. I purchased the complete series of WAREHOUSE 13, but have yet to get into it. I remember I watched season one and part of season two. I also remembered LOVING Saul Rubinek, but hating the trendy hip young rebel teen cast member. And now back to Eureka

    EPISODE 3
    BEFORE I FORGET

    B5 GUEST STAR SIGHTING - TAMLYN TOMITA

    Liked

    Pretty much everything. Andrew Airlie, does he end up a villain or at least a despicable person in everything? Maybe he just has that look.

    Didn't like

    Something I didn't like was a problem this show is going to have a tough time dealing with.... the implication. The implication of the technology they are creating in the show and how it is dealt with seems like it is going to become a HUGE plot flaw. In this episode two pieces of technology are a focal point and these pieces would change the world forever, but at the end of the episode they just gloss over that fact and move on like that wasn't really a thing. That is quite annoying and I have a feeling it is something this show will have to do every episode because it would be too difficult to explain and maintain the arc of all this created technology now being out there in the world. In the first episodes it was okay because part of the drama was the malfunction of the device. But in this episode there was no malfunction. These were two items that were ready to go out there and change the world forever, but that fact got left out of the final scenes.

    IMDB
    Occurrences of short-term memory loss begin when visiting scientists hit town, and Jack has to determine the cause while not letting down Zoe who is acting in a school play.
    Last edited by Looney; 09-23-2020, 09:49 AM.

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