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It's probably not excellent TV, but the sci-fi at hand in Warehouse 13 isn't without its dweebish charms...
Universal / 865 Minutes / 2012 / Unrated / Street Date: July 9, 2013
Warehouse 13 at its best plays like the end sequence of Raiders of the Lost Ark over and over again. Our team of secret service agents gets charged in every episode here with retrieving certain supernatural artifacts that they are to steal from the hands of dubious characters, and lock them up where they (and, in turn, us) are safe.
Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) remain the figureheads of the Warehouse 13 movement, and this Season Four TV-on-DVD set is as fun and diverting as seasons past. Lewis Carroll’s mysterious comes into play (Fractures), the team takes a trip to the Vatican (The Ones You Love), and there’s even a fantastic episode where the gang finds themselves in a 1940s detective novel (The Big Snag – without question the highlight of this box set).
Warehouse 13 has its shortcomings, but after so many seasons on the air, this writer has decided to look past them and instead focus on the bookish, nerdy thrills the show is able to provide with impressive frequency. I have no idea how much longer a show like this will retain popularity, but even though I’d hasten to call it classic genre TV, I can’t wait to see where it ends up.