Wow. Jane Espenson’s plan to become Queen Geek and take over the SyFy channel is slowly coming to fruition.
SyFy has just ordered a second season of it’s newest show, Warehouse 13, which follows two Secret Service agents who find themselves abruptly transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. It’s pretty much “Moonlighting” meets “X-Files” with this oddly placed humor that doesn’t always sit well even though the artifact cases are pretty damned interesting. Though I have to admit, Pete’s cookie fetish brings the funny and at least Myka isn’t a robot like Fringe‘s Olivia Dunham.
Now look, I don’t hate Warehouse 13 at all, but I’ve seen every episode thus far and think it has the potential to be something much better than it is. “Warehouse 13 has become the most-watched show in Syfy’s 17-year history, averaging 3.7 million viewers a week.” But why?! I can honestly think of several SyFy (wow I hate typing that) shows that were much better than Warehouse 13 over the last 17 years. What do you think?