Eureka (2006–2012)
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After a strange accident sidelines Eureka's sheriff, U.S. Marshal Jack Carter takes over the investigation into the mysterious phenomenon that led to the death of a resident.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Professor Warren King
Jo Lupo
Douglas Fargo
Meshach Peters ...
Kevin Blake
Beverly Barlowe
Sheriff / Major William Cobb
Walter Perkins
Colonel Briggs
Susan Perkins
Shayn Solberg ...
Spencer Martin


After a strange accident sidelines Eureka's sheriff, U.S. Marshal Jack Carter takes over the investigation into the mysterious phenomenon that led to the death of a resident.

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When they initially meet, the sheriff introduces himself to Marshall Carter as, "Bill Cob County Sheriff." Both Sheriff Cobb's and Deputy Joe Lupo's shoulder patches are round and both only say Sheriff and Eureka. At the end of the show when we first see "Sheriff Carter" in the bathroom his shoulder patch says "TOWN OF EUREKA."

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Henry Deacon: [while giving Jack's car back] Um, try to keep her on the ground.
[Jack smiles]
Henry Deacon: [dead serious] No, no, really.
Marshall Jack Carter: [drives off] Yeah.
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References The Bridges of Madison County (1995) See more »


Eureka On My Mind
Composed by Mark Mothersbaugh
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Not too bad, not too good
3 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

The pilot for Eureka was watchable, had some good performances, a bit of interesting dialog, and maybe one or two interesting ideas. But considering the promising premise of a whole town full of super-scientists, I thought they squandered the concept terribly. So much more could have been done with the idea. Most sci-fi can be divided into stories that are science-friendly, and stories that are skeptical of science. The best sci-fi is invariably the former, but unfortunately the majority of commercial sci-fi tends to be the latter, and so is this show. The main science guy is an unlikeable jerk, and in a questionable effort to be realistic, it's all tied in with the military. The protagonist is a U.S. Marshall who's apparently supposed to be the voice of reason in this world of crazy science. The sympathy is clearly with him, whereas none of the scientists can really be trusted (except possibly Joe Morton's character, which is one of the few touches of real class this show has - another is cool soldier girl Jo Lupo).

Like I said, this show could have been a hell of a lot better. There's not much actual or interesting science in it, and nothing else is original either. I'll give it a few more episodes to improve, but if it doesn't, I'm gone.

6 out of 10.

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