Warehouse 13 – Season 1
After having saved the life of the President, Secret Service agents Pete Lattimer and Myka Bering are transferred to South Dakota where they meet up in a weird old warehouse with Artie Nielsen. Artie tells them that they now have to report to him and that their job now consists of “finding, bagging, and tagging” strange artefacts and bringing them to the warehouse.
At first hey’re not overly impressed with their new task but while Myka, who’s a real career woman, tries to get transferred back, Pete quickly finds it quite interesting. And as time progresses, they find out that there’s more to the artefacts and the warehouse than they could have ever imagined.
Sound and Vision:
The image isn’t anything to write home about. It’s got a quite natural color palette but we do see some artefacts, noise and grain here and there, and the CGI is of the level that you usually get to see in Syfy Channel TV movies about giant sharks and monsters. On the other hands, things do look quite up to par with the series as a whole.
The 5.1 soundtrack doesn’t do much with the material that’s at hand. The dialogues are clear and understandable at all times, but we weren’t impressed with surround effects or anything.
– Deleted Scenes
– Gag Reel
– Audio commentary
Not really anything special and again in line with the show itself.
Warehouse 13 is a lighthearted show that takes the setup of an X-Files FBI duo, transfers them to the Secret Service, sets them up with colliding characters like in “Castle”, has them investigate supernatural artefacts and put these in a warehouse that reminds of that from Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Add to that references to plenty of other sci-fi series and movies and you have a good idea of what to expect.
The acting isn’t great at all (although CCH Pounder and Saul Rubinek do manage to capture the screen when they pass by), the CGI is quite poor, and the writing is simplistic.
So is this show bad? Well, no. It’s easy viewing and goes in as well as a Big Mac. Don’t think too much, don’t expect too much and you’ll see it’s fast food for the masses. There’s nothing that stands out but the overall package with a good dose of humour does manage to entertain up to a certain level.