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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 18, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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Universal acclaim- based on 130 Ratings

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  • Starring: Greg Germann, Debrah Farentino, Joe Morton
  • Summary: When a small Pacific Northwest town boasts more eccentric geniuses per capita than anywhere else in the world, and when they are each working on their own secret projects, a lot of strange things tend to happen.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Science Fiction
  • Creator: Andrew Cosby
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Jul 18, 2006
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Hilarious, delightful and smart... "Eureka" may have the gumption to become the best sci-fi show since the late lamented “Farscape.”
  2. 75
    "Eureka" is clever paranormal escapism that sometimes teeters on the edge of whimsical excess. But that doesn't mean you won't find plenty of affable, oddball entertainment.
  3. "Eureka" is the sort of show that makes you want to see more of almost every supporting player - and, of course, of the show itself.
  4. Reviewed by: John Maynard
    60
    If you're a regular viewer of the network -- whose hits include "Stargate: SG-1" and "Battlestar Galactica" -- be glad there's plenty of sci-fi to be found on "Eureka." And if Sci Fi's not on your TiVo, be glad that the show is driven more by characters than special effects (and so-so special effects at that).
  5. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    60
    A divertingly original but awfully precious comic fantasy.
  6. The frustrating thing about Eureka is it doesn't know how seriously to take itself. [11 Apr 2006, p.59]
  7. 30
    With its population of must-love oddballs, the series drowns its cool sci-fi concept in a flood of "Northern Exposure" quaintness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 64
  2. Negative: 1 out of 64
  1. JaniceR
    Jul 23, 2006
    10
    Good actors, original script. What's not to like?
  2. ReidC.
    Oct 5, 2008
    10
    Don't listen to the critcs. This show has become one of my favorite shows of all time. There is just something about it that keeps me drawn into it. And its a major plus that the main character is very likable and draws a contrast between the town and himself. Expand
  3. CliffordW
    Aug 22, 2006
    10
    Great show, wish it was on 2 hours instead of 1. Hope it stay around for along time. Keeps your attention and wanting more.
  4. JustinR
    Oct 20, 2006
    10
    2nd best show on Sci-Fi! Stargate Atlantis is my number 1 :D
  5. Linker
    Sep 25, 2007
    10
    Fun, interesting, and quirky. One of my favorite shows on TV right now. One of Sci Fi channels only successes. More like this, SciFi Channel!
  6. Robin
    Sep 4, 2006
    9
    Simple - Cool
  7. PatrickB.
    Sep 20, 2007
    3
    This show started out with an interesting concept. Sadly, the show quickly ran out of fresh ideas and turned into a formulaic, intelligence smothering, insulting show. With the thin guise of a continuing story line wrapped around an enigmatic power source, the writers pump out classic bait and switch story techniques that are so obvious it hurts to watch. I have seen every episode. And I have done so because I am hopeful that it will improve. With each episode though, it gets worse. The stereotypes get stronger and the shallowness and laziness of the production team gets worse. There are a few good lines that make me chuckle or acknowledge that a thinking person is behind the show, but it has become painful to sit through the rest of the garbage for those few, brief insightful moments. After this past episode (9/18) I have given up and removed it from my record list. This show is obviously intended for the 12-14 year old pubescent males sub-set, and I will leave the show for them to enjoy. I have better uses of my time. Expand

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