• Network: Syfy
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 7, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Warehouse 13 is unapologetically and delightfully derivative, happily plucking the best stuff from our favorite shows and leaving all the heaviness behind.
  2. I gradually lost interest during the agents' first case together, which takes them on the road. Here's hoping the assignments get better. Because the warehouse itself is packed to the rafters with (sorry, Syfy) geeky fun.
  3. Reviewed by: Kris King
    75
    The inventiveness of the gadgetry and the wild sense of humor that sneaks into the show give it the potential to develop into an adventure that's both funny and exciting.
  4. 50
    Good watching for fans of those campy, old Sci Fi original monster movies.
  5. The likable Pete and Myka are a classic match, bickering until they need to stop and work together, which they do. Artie provides both comic relief and a reminder that their job is difficult and dangerous--point also made by Artie's boss, Mrs. Frederic (CCH Pounder). Not too much new here. But there's nothing wrong with taking the old and doing it well.
  6. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    75
    The pilot drags, but Saul Rubinek, who plays the warehouse curator, is entertaining enough that I want to believe it will improve.
  7. Reviewed by: Randee Dawn
    70
    A goofy setup, to be sure, but an entertaining and lively one.
  8. 70
    There are times when you have to question the writers' urge to pack in everything but the kitchen sink...Fortunately, Kelly and McClintock pull off their roles in this precarious high-flying adventure, teetering between heaviness and humor in each scene.
  9. The world of the warehouse, and the interplay with the characters as they deal with it, are amusing enough to mark Warehouse 13 as a very promising summer series--regardless of the name of the channel it's on.
  10. 50
    Basically it's a half-baked adventure series, but it's July, and fully baked may just not be the way to go.
  11. 50
    There’s a fine line between wink-wink clever and desperately cheesy. Tonight’s story crosses into Kraft Singles territory more often than it should, with bleeding statues and bloodshot eyes, sacrificial fires and some poorly acted demonic possession.
  12. This, insidiously, is science fiction as extreme midlife crisis. As Lattimer puts it, “I’m trained to take a bullet if necessary, but I’m not sure how to stop a dead Italian cougar.” Or, he might have added, deeply stupid plots.
  13. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    40
    Exec producers David Simkins and Jack Kenny might still make something of this hash, but the concept has the decided feel of an idea that's been batted around and put through a homogenizing blender.
  14. 75
    Those two formulas--loopy genius and mismatched cops—are smushed together in Warehouse 13, yet the whole enterprise is executed with competency and humor, so despite a wobble here or there, the show ends up working.
  15. 50
    Though the debut is weak, it's still possible the series will improve as the setup recedes and new post-pilot writers chime in (including Titus' Jack Kenny).
  16. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    70
    The enjoyable if less-than-inspired two-hour pilot introduces us to the warehouse, its bizarre inventory and the mismatched new agents in charge.
  17. Like other Sci Fi shows of the recent past (think: "Eureka"), Warehouse 13 begins with a strong concept and suffers from weak execution.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 81 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Nov 6, 2010
    4
    I watched the first couple episodes of this show and just couldn't get into it. The characters are cliche and even a bit annoying. Although the overall story of the show is very creative, it is presented in a very corny and unrealistic way. There are so many other good science fiction shows and movies, I wouldn't waste my time with this one. Full Review »
  2. OrthoS
    Sep 19, 2009
    10
    I must disagree with the viewer who bashed Claudia. I think she is charming and refreshing. Then, again, I teach high school, so perhaps I have developed a tolerance for goofy adolescents. While I agree that the show is derivative (see: Life, Bones, X-Files et. al, for bickering, mixed gender partners), the artifact warehouse angle is fresh and intriguing. However, I am still getting used to Saul Rubinek in the Artie role. To me, he always will be the movie exec/drug buyer in the gory climax of TRUE ROMANCE. Full Review »
  3. Sep 10, 2013
    10
    Another great show being canceled before its due time just so they can put more stupid crap on tv. which I detest watching just stupid things I do not understand why kill off shows avid viewers watch for dumber stuff? Full Review »