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Why <i>Eureka</i> Will Be Missed

Why Eureka Will Be Missed


Syfy’s Eureka may not have ever been the most critically-acclaimed show on the network – That is likely Battlestar Galactica – nor the most watched – That would be Warehouse 13 – but the fact that it’s ending tonight may leave the network missing something that it can’t quite do without: A heart.

“Everything You Know Is Wrong! Again!”

“Everything You Know Is Wrong! Again!”


How important is knowing what you’re going to get when you watch to a television series? We’ve gotten so used to shows being either long-form arcs with “mythology-based” episodes or self-contained procedurals with little-to-no episode-to-episode continuity that it feels like a strange question to ask, but nonetheless: How much is continuity – and consistency – central to our entertainment and enjoyment? Do we want to be surprised, or do we want to know what we’re getting?

5 December TV Debuts We Can’t Wait To Watch

5 December TV Debuts We Can’t Wait To Watch


It’s the most wonderful time of the year… unless you’re looking for season premieres of television shows, because if there’s one thing that the holiday season means, it’s Special Episodes based around yuletide and peace and love. So if this month’s selection of all-new shows for your viewing pleasure has a theme, don’t blame us…

5 <i>Eureka</i> Episodes To Get You Hooked Before The End

5 Eureka Episodes To Get You Hooked Before The End


So, an early goodbye, then, to Syfy’s Eureka. The network announced earlier this week that the show’s fifth season will be its last, ordering an additional six episodes to allow everything to be wrapped up in a satisfactory and enjoyable manner. It’s a bittersweet moment because, although the show got five years and some warning about its demise – A happier fate than, say Stargate Universe or Caprica – it’s a show that I’ll readily admit to watching, enjoying and kind of feeling like it’s the televisual equivalent of comfort food, and one that I’ll definitely miss. For those who’ve never seen the show, here are five episodes you should sample to see if it’s something you should fall in (mild) love with.

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