Starring: Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, Genelle Williams, Simon Reynolds, Allison Scagliotti
Directors: Jace Alexander, Vincent Misiano, Stephen Surjik, Michael W. Watkins
Duration: 9 hours and 6 minutes (approx)
Two Secret Service agents are transferred to a new assignment – the weird but wonderful Warehouse 13 – a huge Area 51 style top-secret storage facility only in South Dakota. Warehouse 13 is a storage depot for every weird and wonderful thing ever to have been captured or found by the US Government. It’s a massive X-Files warehouse. Every alien artifact, mysterious ancient relic, fantastical, mythical or supernatural object ever collected by the U.S. government is housed there. Artie (Sual Rubinek) is the man in charge. Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) are his new agents and they have to chase down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the warehouse itself.
Warehouse 13 is delightfully odd. It’s a little bit spooky and it’s a little bit scary. It’ll keep you guessing. It twists and turns and the storylines zig and zag. It’s deliciously complex and there is only the minimum amount of backstory and set up in the first few episodes which means that anyone can pick this TV show up at pretty much any point in its run and still enjoy it. It’s fun and it’s well written and appropriately acted.
The only thing that Warehouse 13 does seem to lack is a truly big-name star in it. I think this will not help its appeal in the UK, but it may not matter so much to the American audience who will both probably be more knowledgeable about it’s stars or, perhaps less bothered by seeing big names on their screens as they have a lot more content on their TV schedules anyway.
Warehouse 13 is four parts X-Files, three parts The Outer Limits, two parts Dr. Who and one part Buffy the Vampire Slayer which add up to a full complement of sci-fi fun. Amulets, demonic possessions, dead languages and evil spirits are all par for the course at Warehouse 13. Don’t miss it.