• Network: Syfy
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 18, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. 30
    With its population of must-love oddballs, the series drowns its cool sci-fi concept in a flood of "Northern Exposure" quaintness.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 130 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 64
  2. Negative: 1 out of 64
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. Oct 14, 2013
    10
    Fun, comedic, clever, well cast and written oasis of sci-fi in a desert of mediocre tv. Was the most popular show on the channel and continued to grow till it was sadly cancelled. Full Review »
  3. Sep 21, 2013
    7
    Eureka is set in a fictional US town in the Pacific Northwest that is inhabited almost entirely by scientific geniuses. Most residents of Eureka work for Global Dynamics, an advanced research facility that has been responsible for nearly all the major technological breakthroughs of the modern era. As the show begins US Marshall Jack Carter finds himself appointed as the town’s new sheriff, soon realising he is not prepared for the things he is about to witness.

    Featuring a very good cast, headed brilliantly by Colin Ferguson as Sheriff Carter, Eureka certainly showed promise during its debut season and was usually at its best when it kept things light and had fun with its outlandish concept. The ongoing mystery behind the object hidden in ‘sector 5’ of Global Dynamics also added a little more depth to the drama ensuring that it didn’t fall into the usual procedural trap of having completely stand alone episodes. Having said all that I did find that my attention began to wander during a few episodes, particularly early on in the season, as the weekly cases often lacked the originality or imagination of something like the X-Files or Supernatural at their best. An episode whereby someone develops the ability to heal themselves for example, while still mildly entertaining, has been seen plenty of times before.

    All in all then Eureka is probably worth giving a try and I’ll certainly tune in for the second season in the hope that it can continue its steady improvement.
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