It’s no secret that I love SciFi shows. Specifically the ones on SyFy. That being said, Warehouse 13 has been a TV show that has stood out the most to me since first seeing the show Sanctuary. I only started watching it the past year or so, but ever since I started, I have loved every minute of it, and the rewatches are even better.
Here is where I state my plea for all to watch this amazing show known as Warehouse 13.
5 Reasons You Should be Watching Warehouse 13,
If You’re Not Already.
1: It Has Something for Everyone.
Are you a history buff? Do you prefer action shows? What about techie shows? Warehouse 13 has something for everyone. The way that they play with historical events, fairy tales and fables to create artifacts that have significant powers, is incredible. These storylines are fantastic. Although it’s not as action packed as other shows can be, when you see action it’s incredibly well scripted, acted and filmed. The production team on this show knows how to grab your attention and keep it. What they may lack in high action, they more than make up for with relationships that pull you in. If your flavor is romance, you’ll be satisfied with the taste that this show offers. If you looking more for a familial bond, then look no further than the agents that work for this secret warehouse.
2: Joanne Kelly and Eddie McClintock’s Chemistry.
For me, Eddie McClintock will always be the person who got between Booth and Brennan in season 2 of Bones, but I adore him in Warehouse 13. He and Joanne Kelly have fantastic chemistry on screen, to the point that I’m not sure if I ship their relationship romantically or platonically. They have this kind of banter that reminds me a lot of two siblings fighting, but there’s also an underlying admiration for each other that almost mirrors Sam and Jack from Stargate SG-1.
3: The Cast In General.
Aside from Eddie and Joanne, the rest of this cast is just top notch. Saul Rubinek, never fails to make me laugh during the episode. His comedic timing is perfection. Next we have the fantastic CCH Pounder, who can manage to make you nervous with just one look. She’s not a particularly menacing person, but something about the way that she plays Mrs. Fredrick, just shows you that you don’t want to be on the bad side of her character. Genelle Williams, though very much the maternal character of the show, manages to prove that her character does do more than just clean the inn and make the food. Lastly (but most definitely not least), Allison Scagliotti, who has quickly become one of my new favorite actresses. She’s pretty much the girl on the show that you wish could be your best friend, and Allison’s comedic ability grows with every episode.
I immediately describe the characters of Warehouse 13 as a family. You have Pete and Myka who act like bickering siblings. Claudia, as the kid sister who just wants to be part of the club. Artie, the grumpy dad who wishes the kids would just listen to him, because then things would be much easier. Pete and Artie have a relationship that walks the line between admiration and annoyance. Admiration for their duties and the end result when they work together, annoyance for the in between time when it’s like pulling teeth to get Pete to listen. Artie’s relationship with Myka and Claudia mirror each other in a lot of ways. To both of them he’s kind of the father figure, he may not always do the right thing, they may not always listen or agree, but in the end, they come together to get everything on the path it’s supposed to be. Artie’s relationship with Claudia is a little deeper, as he is more protective of her than he knows he should be. Claudia looks up to Myka in so many ways. Constantly feeling like she’s not one of the team, until Myka tells her that everyone brings something different to the table, for Claudia, it’s her youth, spunk, and overall geekiness. Pete and Claudia’s relationship, is more similar to siblings than anyone else, he teases her, beats her video games, they make jokes and even have a special handshake. All in all this family is just like any family you’d see on the street. They bicker, they love, they annoy each other to no end, just like a normal family…. with the exception that they hunt down artifacts that are wrecking havoc on the world.
5: Building Stories Off of Stories.
With this amazing cast and constant flow of fantastic guest stars, there had to be incredible stories to go along with it. I don’t know any other show that could have managed to pull off a story line that involved not only H.G. Wells’ Time Machine, but also an artifact that inspired Cinderella, all in the same episode. Where else could you find Edgar Allen Poe’s pen, where anything you write with it comes to reality? Or think to have Sylvia Plath’s Typewriter that renders the person in its proximity to lose their will to live. I mean really? The storylines can range from Lizzie Borden and invisible men, to shared bodies and superheroes, alternate dimensions, folklore, and I could go on. Every episode leaves you wanting more, and leaves you thinking that it just can’t get more awesome, then, the next week, it does.
“I give it an 8.5. Next time you have to stick the landing.”
BONUS: The Beyond Amazing Guest Stars.
In addition to all the reasons listed up there, they have fantastic guest stars. Now this might just be a me thing. I love when people I know from other TV shows and movies guest star on my newer favorite shows. Warehouse 13 is no exception. Neil Grayston (Fargo from Eureka) doing a crossover episode from Eureka. Plus, Jaime Murray (Spartacus), Tia Carrere (Wayne’s World), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Joe Flanigan (Stargate: Atlantis), Niall Matter (Eureka), Erica Cerra (Eureka), David Anders (Alias), and MANY more. My personal favorite, Jewel Staite and Sean Maher (Kaylee and Simon from Firefly) guest starred in an episode that will make any Kaylee/Simon shipper giggle in happiness.
Pete: You know, if you were gonna ask me how I would die, I would say that being beaten to death by my partner would be really low on the list.
Artie: Just… you know, just to clarify, you decided to re-create a clearly dangerous, potentially deadly experiment?
Claudia: Oh, sure, it sounds bad when you say it like that.
Pete: Nobody’s got the picture of Dorian Gray hanging up for decoration.
Myka: Well, the real one’s in the Warehouse, anyway.
Pete: Is that what that is? Man, I’ve got to stop looking at that.
Artie: It’s a museum, anything there could be an artifact. You can’t let him touch anything.
Myka: Artie it’s Pete, it’s a win when he doesn’t lick anything.
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