Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Librarians Series Premiere Review

I had the opportunity to watch all “The Librarian” movies and the series premier back to back. I can’t think of a better way to really get a solid perspective on where the producers and directors are going with a project. Director Juan Feldman finds a way to stretch the show out for two hours. This I find painful at times. But it was certainly in keeping pace with the movies. They were painfully slow at times too. Our only hope here is that now with four main characters the story will move a little smoother.

If you haven’t seen it yet, things to look forward to, include for one, original actors. I can’t tell you how much I hate the actor change when someone makes a series from a movie or franchise. In most cases if I like a character it’s because of the way the actor pulled it off. Though it appears, Judson (Bob Newhart), Charlene (Jane Curtin) and possibly even Flynn (Noah Wyle) may be gone for good, I still appreciated them being there to launch the premier. Oh and let’s not forget my favorite, Excalibur. I hope you find that character as thoroughly enjoyable as I did.

More to look forward to is the new cast. A great collection of actors we’ve been enjoying for years. Rebecca Romijn plays the tough yet sexy body guard as Christian Kane, John Kim, Lindy Booth, and John Larroquette make up the awkward foursome of trainee librarians we’ll be following as they investigate legends and hunt magical artifacts. While the cast shows promise, I hope you are one of those who miss Warehouse 13 because this looks a lot like it.

At the end of two hours we are left with plenty of questions to be answered over the scheduled ten episodes to come. We have four new characters to build and mysteries like where did the Library go with Charlene? Where is Flynn going? And much more. At the end of the day I give this series a 6 out of 10 and I’ll be watching if only with passing interest. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and let me know what you think.

The Librarians 2014/2015 TV Series Reviewed by PRFaulkner

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