• Network: Syfy
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 18, 2006
Season #: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 137 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 137

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User Reviews

  1. MarkS
    Jul 23, 2006
    4
    A pretty weak start. I'm personally only giving it one more episode to try to turn things around. A real shame since I've been looking forward to this for a while. One of the biggest problems is that it seems to have been written by someone who has never had any interactions with actual scientists or engineers and is just relying on lame cliches and mind-numblingly bad guesses A pretty weak start. I'm personally only giving it one more episode to try to turn things around. A real shame since I've been looking forward to this for a while. One of the biggest problems is that it seems to have been written by someone who has never had any interactions with actual scientists or engineers and is just relying on lame cliches and mind-numblingly bad guesses (Popular Science?!? Who possibly reads that?). That combines with bad, inaccruate, Star Trek-style technobabble explained away with a simple metaphor really hurts the show. Expand
  2. GaryW
    Jul 25, 2006
    4
    Boring! Unimaginative story. Bad dialog. Bad science. Watched the pilot and will give the coming episodes a pass.
  3. JolardJ
    Aug 7, 2006
    6
    This is one of those shows that has huge potential (great theme, interesting idea, very original) however the execution is very mediocre. I wanted to like it so much, but after three episodes, I am done. Needs to take itself a little more seriously, and avoid the annoying cliches.
  4. BrandonS
    Jul 19, 2006
    6
    This show has potential. The premiere was bloated at 2 hours, so I'm curious to see what happens when it settles into the 1 hour format. It's a little too conventional as a sci-fi original (government cover-ups, military dum-dums not understanding that nerds and genius are where-it's-at), and in truth I'd like it to take even more of a cue from Northern Exposure: Allow This show has potential. The premiere was bloated at 2 hours, so I'm curious to see what happens when it settles into the 1 hour format. It's a little too conventional as a sci-fi original (government cover-ups, military dum-dums not understanding that nerds and genius are where-it's-at), and in truth I'd like it to take even more of a cue from Northern Exposure: Allow the show to be episodic, without some uberplot running through the whole series. Tell individual stories that follow up on the rather clever premise. There are many fine actors in the cast (even if the lead is almost exactly like the guy from Keen Eddie and Boston Legal), so I hope this show can grow. (Just for the record, Kansas City Star, this show is certainly not the best sci-fi on tv - the best science fiction around right now is still without a doubt Battlestar Galactica.) Expand
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.
  2. Even though broader does mean more conventional, conventional these days is underrated.
  3. 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.