‘The Librarians’ Gets A Second Season Some Thoughts

TNT series 'The Librarians', which served up some light adventure and fun to keep us all warm in the recent bleak winter nights, getting a second season.

Sorry if I am a bit late with this news. Real life events of late have been getting in the way of me being able to keep updated on everything science fiction and fantasy related, but its great that I am able to bring forth some good, but belated news about the TNT series ‘The Librarians’, which served up some light adventure and fun to keep us all warm in the recent bleak winter nights, getting a second season.

Pretty much the polar opposite to the bleak, post apocalyptic character drama that much of science fiction and fantasy has been dishing out in recent months on Syfy Channel.

The show offered us much in terms of fantasy, adventure, fun characters and lots of fun banter and of course the female viewers got their eye candy in the form of Christian Kane whereas us guys were torn between the high kicking strong Rebecca Romjin or the sweet, but innocent yet mischievous Lindy Booth.

The cast worked well as an ensemble and were all likable and easy to watch.

What impressed me most about the series was that it delivered fun new takes on well established science fiction and fantasy tropes, but also gave us an interesting take on Arthurian mythology, which is something I hope the second series will revisit.

So it goes without saying that I am more than made up at the fact that ‘The Librarians’ is coming back for another series because it is the type of show, which is in short supply these days on television in that it is one you can watch and enjoy with all the family. A show that can really be enjoyed if you are aged 8 t 80.

When I interviewed John Rogers about the series a week before it launched here in the UK. He told me that he was looking to do a show that anyone could enjoy. His ambition is to have an American version of ‘Doctor Who’ insofar as giving people an adventure show that is watchable by all. For my money he has certainly succeeded at at least one of those goals, but an American/Canadian ‘Doctor Who’ style show. I think the verdict is still out on that one. We’ll have to check back about that one in say 50 – years.

But for me. ‘The Librarians’ is the style of series that we need to see more of on television so we have at least some light fun and adventure amid the bleaker more gritty stuff that we seem to have been bombarded with in recent years.

 

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
13 Comments on this post.
  • Matt Moore
    18 February 2015 at 3:55 pm -

    Thoughts? Ya. I quite enjoyed the movies, but I fought hard to get through the first episode of the tv show.
    Honestly I think it was because Rebecca Romjin makes for the worst law enforcement agent ever. Paul Blart has better movies.
    I enjoy her acting in other things, but not in this. It hurts to watch.

  • jacquieshomebiz
    18 February 2015 at 5:47 pm -

    I really enjoyed the first season of #TheLibrarians. So happy we’re getting a second season & that I’ll have Christian Kane back on my television again, each week 🙂 . Even though, it’s only for another 10 episode season.

  • Jules
    18 February 2015 at 5:57 pm -

    I’m so excited!!! More Christian Kane!! I’m loving this show and can’t wait to see where it goes!

  • Mary E. Brewer
    18 February 2015 at 6:01 pm -

    So excited that #librariansS2 is going to be made.. Hoping for MANY seasons of The Librarians…Sweet Eye Candy indeed… Christian Kane is indeed that and so talented.. multi talented at that.. not only a actor..but singer/songer .. stuntman.. and cook!.. He does it all and does it all well! . Also looking forward to #50to1 his movie that comes out April 28th in US on #DVD and #VOD.. ♥

  • jksword
    18 February 2015 at 6:10 pm -

    Very well said! Thank you for pointing out that we need more lighthearted shows like The Librarians that the whole family can watch together. My family cheered when we heard TNT finally decided to renew it for a seasons 2. We are just not too thrilled about the shorter seasons of only 10 episodes. At any rate, we will be watching The Librarians every week and hoping for many more seasons of this fun show. I agree that the cast has great chemistry. We started watching the show because of Christian Kane, but the others have won us over too.

  • Louise Shive
    18 February 2015 at 6:56 pm -

    Couldn’t agree more with your take on #The Librarians. Every episode was unique and exciting, appealing to all ages. So looking forward to another season with the wonderful #Christian Kane and his fellow Librarians saving the world.

  • Clarike Wieman
    18 February 2015 at 7:11 pm -

    Thank you for your great article about #TheLibrarians! I totally agree that it is a family fun show, one we can all enjoy and watch, no matter how old you are. So glad I get to see #ChristianKane and the rest of the cast & crew in #LibrariansS2, already looking forward to this! If you’d like to see more of #ChristianKane : check out his new movie #50to1 on VOD and DVD by the end of April (May 6th for Benelux)!

    • Ian Cullen
      18 February 2015 at 8:39 pm -

      The sad thing is the days of family television have been in decline for ages due to the advent of cable, there being more than one TV in the average household and other factors. I’m from that generation of kids that grew up with just the one TV in the house. So we’d watch stuff as a family or do our own thing if what was on was not to our taste. So when I see shows like ‘The Librarians’ and ‘Warehouse 13’ and ‘Eureka’, which are light drama with a sprinkle of comedy. It sort of takes me back to those happy days of when I watched stuff with my mum, dad, big sister and older brother.

      • rampantgeekery
        19 February 2015 at 3:49 am -

        Mostly what I love about The Librarians, is that while it’s family friendly, it’s still really smart family friendly. They don’t dumb it down, or make the characters any less intelligent, and HolyCrap they manage to avoid all the bullshit stereotypes. Roger’s and co write strong, intelligent, capable people, who just happen to live in a crazy world. And they react the way normal intelligent, admittedly very geeky people would to all the discoveries too! That’s why I love this show.

  • kwatson
    19 February 2015 at 4:11 am -

    I’m so excited that #TheLibrarians has been renewed for a season 2! This is definently a fun family show that you don’t see on tv much anymore. I mostly started watching because of Christian Kane, but grew to love the rest of the cast. Can’t wait for it to begin again.

  • Beth Kredel
    19 February 2015 at 12:53 pm -

    So happy we get more of this amazing series! I couldn’t agree more that it’s fun and light and for the whole family! The cherry on top; Christian Kane, who is the most underrated and underused entertainer on the planet!

  • Debra Burton
    19 February 2015 at 2:37 pm -

    I love the Librarians, so very glad it got a second season. I really enjoy the stories and all the actors are great. I hope they can write a store with Christian Kane singing.

  • Cindy
    19 February 2015 at 4:14 pm -

    I am absolutely excited to see The Librarians renewed for a 2nd season! Looking forward to watching this show with my grandsons. Love Christian Kane in this series even though much different from his other roles! Thanks for the great article on this series.

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