In my review of Syfy’s Warehouse 13 premiere, I said the advertising for the show did not do the show justice, and it had an excellent method of story telling to develop the story and the characters in a mature and compelling fashion.
This week, the second episode not only held up the quality of writing that the premiere did, but may have actually improved on the premiere.
The continued character development wasn’t overboard and they engaged the story of the week well while a new and mysterious issue presented itself in the background of it all. (What did happen to Artie?)
Not to mention that Artie had a really cool camera and that football made a return appearance. Don’t they have the coolest Steampunk tech?
For me, the show will keep me coming back and I am betting I can say the same for at least a few million cable viewers. Warehouse 13 dominated the ratings for its cable primetime Tuesday slot, bringing in 3.4 million viewers.
In fact, for the 9 p.m. hour, Syfy drew more viewers than ABC which was airing Better Off Ted, and on cable, WH13 beat out The Cleaner, Hawthorne, Saving Grace and Rescue Me.
That’s some serious competition and Syfy took them out with their new show – The first show they chose to premiere along with their new network brand name.
In case you don’t know, Warehouse 13 follows two Secret Service agents who find themselves transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility in South Dakota which houses strange artifacts, mysterious relics, fantastical objects and supernatural souvenirs that have been collected by the U.S. government.
The Warehouse’s caretaker, Artie (Saul Rubinek), charges Pete (Eddie McClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) with chasing 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 airs Tuesdays @ 9pm on Syfy.