No, I don’t have a cool idea, just another post about the TV show Eureka.
The finale was a while back and, for months, I’d avoided watching it. Why? Because if I still had an episode left to watch, then it wasn’t really over. But somehow, idiot me accidentally watched it, which means it is officially over and I can’t pretend it’s not. This makes me very sad. 🙁
As a person, I’m drawn to great stories–on TV, movies, songs, books. I love good stories, great characters, and interesting worlds. Eureka had all three in spades. They had some of the best TV writers ever, I believe. And the actors and actresses on the show were superb. (I’d use higher praise than ‘superb’ but I can’t currently think of that word. If you know it, then pretend I used that instead.)
One of the reasons I’m writing this is because of Colin Ferguson; he’s the awesomely talented actor who portrayed the equally awesome (if not sometimes neurotic) Jack Carter.
There are some actors who, I think, aren’t playing a character so much as playing themselves with a different name. Sometimes, this can be…underwhelming. Like watching the same character, with a different name, in different movies. Or the same book, TV show, etc.
However, in the case of Colin Ferguson (who I believe–or sincerely hope–is a lot like his character from the show), it only adds to his ability. He’s clearly not a Sherrif of a small town (…I don’t think?) of genius scientists and inventor people. But he’s quirky and lovable and flawed and…Jack. And, in case you also catch my tweet stream, you know I recently tweeted that I’d probably want to marry him if he was like Jack. There, I said it in a post, too. That means it’s FOREVER! (But I have no shame in admitting to some of my crushes. He’s currently at the top of the list, by the way.)
Now, the other reason I’m writing this is to introduce people to an awesome show, even if it is gone. It’s available on DVD, and probably Blu-Ray, and even on Netflix (or it was the last time I checked). So if you haven’t watched it, you should. There were five amazing seasons, and I think the actors and writers and set designers–and everyone who was behind the story–deserve some love, even if the show is over.
If you haven’t watched it, go watch some episodes now and report back. But watch more than the first episode. It was great, too, but the later ones are even better. Eureka was definitely among the few shows that only got better with age!