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.