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|Eureka - Season Two|
Actors: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, Joe Morton
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
It's the same small town but the hidden secrets are even bigger in the city of Eureka when it returns to DVD with Eureka: Season Two! The 3-disc DVD set includes every episode from season two plus over 10 hours of behind-t... more »
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E. A Solinas | MD USA | 04/10/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Apparently the little genius town of Eureka hasn't quite run out of disasters yet, even with the destruction of the Artifact.
In fact, Eureka's problems get worse as the show's writing becomes better, starting with the citizens bursting into flame. The second season of "Eureka" is more confident and well-balanced than the previous one, and it takes the characters, quirky humor and tight writing into brand-new territory. Including Carter walking around naked.
The timeline has been restored, and Carter (Colin Ferguson) and Henry (Joe Morton) are trying to adjust to their past lives. Carter also is convinced that the future will unfold just as it did in the other timeline.
But during a solar flare viewing, a guy violently combusts -- and soon other people start combusting. Carter searches for a link between the victims, and finds that someone near him may be next. Meanwhile, the Pentagon decides to remove Nathan Stark (Ed Quinn) from Global Dynamics' big chair, and replace him with his estranged wife Allison (Salli Richardson-Whitfield). My, that's awkward.
Other problems pop up over the season -- shared dreams, personal forcefields, "ice funnels of death," falling debris clouds attracted to the GD headquarters, invisibility projects, Fargo's frozen grandpa, Biblical plagues, Carter becoming unnaturally attractive to all women, and an attempt to recreate the Big Bang that apparently turns everyone (except Carter) into driveling idiots.
But while the Artifact has been effectively destroyed, its presence is still felt -- Allison's autistic son Kevin has formed a strange connection to it. And when a brilliant scientist creates a deadly alchemical bacterium -- which turns all iron into gold, then rust -- it may lead to a showdown over Kevin's future....
There's a darker current running through the second season of "Eureka" -- Henry is more subdued and haunted, and a little boy's life is in danger. But don't worry, because thankfully the writers don't switch too far into the dark zone -- the focus is always first and foremost on our Everyman Sheriff, and how he tries to deal with the Horrific Crisis of the day.
In fact, the second season flows very easily, with a more relaxed pace and a colourful, diverse array of science-based problems -- including robot geese. There's lots of great dialogue ("Jo made it seem like the sky is falling." "That hasn't happened since 2004, and that was more of an igniting of the ionosphere") and hilarious comedic moments, such as Carter's naked public shower and the shared Zorro fantasy. But there are some sweet moments too, such as Fargo's grandfather coming to terms with the life he missed out on.
I wasn't too impressed by Ferguson in "Eureka's" debut season, but he really gets to blossom in this one -- he's quirkier, cuter and has a knack for physical comedy. He fits in better with the Eurekans. And he brings a lot of life to Jack's problems, whether it's the weird stuff, or the more realistic threat of his ex-wife taking his daughter out of Eureka.
Quinn and Richardson Whitfield also do well, as Allison and Nathan try to adjust to their new positions, as well as some renewed sparks. And the other characters get rounding out -- Jo gets in touch with her inner girly-girl, Zoe clashes with some genius "mean girls," Taggart has a maternal experience, and Fargo gets in touch with some family members. Also has to deal with the possibility of dying.
Of particular note: Morton brings a feeling of dark pathos into many of Henry's appearances, reminding us what he's lost and leaving us wondering what he's planning. And it's worth noting that a trio of "Stargate SG-1" actors make some very solid guest appearances -- particularly Michael Shanks as an embittered, myth-obsessed scientist.
The second season of "Eureka" sticks to the humorous sci-fi angle, but expands the characters -- as well as some of the darker subplots. Definitely a great little series, and promises to stay fun and suspenseful."
Love the show, LOATHE the packaging
Ben Blue | 09/17/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"First off, I love this show. It's brilliant in just about every way imaginable. So I apologize for the low rating, but I have to make my point.
The distributors of this DVD must be just absurdly lacking in IQ (irony shouldn't be lost). For the first season, they chose a nasty styrofoam wanna-be that not only shed on the discs, forcing you to clean each disc thoroughly each time you wanted to watch it, but it didn't even hold the discs. They just rolled around, free to get damaged.
NOW, they've chosen some cheap plastic that SCRATCHES the discs.
THE CASE SCRATCHES THE DISCS.
Now, call me old fashioned, but I think a case should protect the disc from damage, not damage the disc.
If the company is making an attempt to force consumers into downloading the show electronically, they succeed. With iTunes and other ways of downloading this show, I see little point in owning these round pieces of plastic that are now good for little more than flinging at ninjas who may attack my house (yes, a 3 Ninjas reference) besides the fact that I already own them.
This packaging is supposed to be "environmentally conscious," as if the case is meant to be disposal. Again, I think the case is kind of important for protecting a disc, and I don't plan on throwing the disc out right after I buy it. It's not a coffee cup.
This company needs to stop worrying about making "green" products and start worrying about making "good" products."
Eureka, I'm home Sarah
C. A. Luster | Burke, VA USA | 05/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you enjoy a good deal of comedy with your SciFi you will probably enjoy Eureka. There certainly are plenty of serious events, but with a regular mix of comedy to keep things from getting to dark. Kind of like the X-Files which had plenty of serious episodes but then were visited by unusual people including "The Lone Gunmen" to keep things in perspective. The second season is a must have for anyone that bought the first. This season continues the investigation of the alien artifact along with the further emersion of Sheriff Jack Carter and Zoe into Eureka's community.
Many of the budding relationships have now fizzled and new ones have began that may seem less odd or more depending on your perspective. This is not high brow SciFi for the most part although some of the ideas are based on conceivable research. Eureka is a town of Mensa types that have their own projects and inventions that they develop. It seems they aren't under the same rules as the rest the country so anything can happen when their experiaments go wrong. Good quality DVDs and excellent replayability, but I'm still not crazy about cardboard fold up cover."
Eureka is Fantastic
gemini | usa | 04/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Eureka seasons one and two are both fantastic with a cast of great characters and great scripts. There are fun episodes and serious episodes. Drama to Comedy this was a great series! And worth purchasing! :D"