I just watched season 1 of “The Librarians” from TNT. Yesterday. Well, mostly yesterday. I watched the season finale this morning. And it was wonderful!!!
First, Rebecca Romijn is everything (obviously).
The show follows her, and I guess there are other actors involved… just kidding. They’re all great.
The episode titles are awesome too.
It’s a pretty fun watch. There’s adventure, not too much camaraderie but just enough. All of the characters are pretty intelligent and women especially tend to kick the most ass up front.
So, this guy is a genius. He’s the the Production Designer of The Librarians and he says it only cost $220,000 to build this beautiful set. You can see the cameras covered in the background and this 360 feature on the TNT website actually allows us to see the lighting as well!
I really enjoyed watching this entire series the day after it became available on Hulu. One episode very quickly turned into 10. However we all know that the deal you make in the pilot is not always what you get all season long.
In the first episode you get shots like this, and with Jane Curtin. The wide shot and quick zoom reminds me so much of Pushing Daisies!
For most of season 1, instead of Jane Curtain you get this smug bastard. But you know what? He kind of grows on you too.
Again, the production design is genius.
And Noah Wyle has something of a Fillion-esque quality sometimes.
The show is basically about magic, so it’s not for the faint of suspended disbelief. However, even in series’ like that, sometimes it gets real. Like, really real.