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Eureka’s End

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 4 comments

Last night my favorite show, Eureka, aired its final episode. I’ve always said that it’s not the best show, but it’s just plain fun. That’s what made it my favorite. It was nice to have some fun sci-fi to watch along with the gritty, depressing stuff. In the 5 years or so that I’ve owned a DVR, it’s always been prioritized in the #1 position ahead of sci-fi and non-sci-fi shows like LOST, Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, etc.

I started watching Eureka in the summer of 2007 on DVD before the second season started. I knew about it during the first season, but hadn’t seen it except for a few seconds while I was flipping through the channels. I have this memory of Sheriff Carter in the woods. I know that doesn’t really narrow it down. The only time I mentioned it here was not long after I first started watching. I’ve enjoyed watching the show every season. Not every episode was great, but they were all at least pretty good as far as I remember. I even switched to using Degree deodorant was because of the creative tie-in they had in season 3.

I was very satisfied with the finale last night. We had the same familiar crisis-of-the-week story along with references previous seasons and resolution to the various character threads. The sheriff’s trip through memory lane was great. I’m just glad it got a chance to wrap things up considering how it was suddenly canceled.

With Eureka ending, there aren’t any truly sci-fi shows on Syfy. There’s not much sci-fi left on TV in general. I hope something as imaginative and fun as Eureka comes along soon.