Warehouse 13: The Greatest Gift (Syfy, 2011) Warehouse 13 pays Christmas homage to Philip Van Doren Stern’s short story ‘The Greatest Gift’ (adapted in film as It’s a Wonderful Life). The character reset allows for humorous reintroductions and contrast nostalgia, lending this deadly serious adventure a fun, festive feel.
Warehouse 13, Season 3 (Syfy, 2011) Re-watching season three of Warehouse 13, one could easily imagine this perfect blend of action, humour and pseudo-science running for a decade or more. With its wide family appeal and endless capacity for wonder, it could have been the next Doctor Who.
Warehouse 13, Season 1 (Syfy, 2009) This quirky science fantasy takes several episodes to find its feet, establish a premise and strike the right balance between serious action and humorous character interaction. With the dynamic in place (mid-season), Warehouse 13 quickly starts to make good on its promise.
Warehouse 13, Season 2 (Syfy, 2010) With an intriguing but non-obtrusive story arc, ever-strengthening character relationships and the inventive use of pseudo-scientific magical artefacts to bring about both comic mishap and Earth-threatening peril (often at the same time), the second season of Warehouse 13 makes for compulsive viewing.
Warehouse 13, Season 5 (Syfy, 2014) An abbreviated final season (mostly a carryover from the previous year) where it’s hard not to notice the exaggerated blowback from increasingly over-the-top plot arcs. It’s still worth persisting with, though, if only for the last episode; a well-pitched and dignified sign-off.
Warehouse 13, Season 4 (Syfy, 2012-2013) Although coming down from the highs of season three — there is less cohesion and the split-story plotlines are more intrusive — much of the quirky, light-hearted charm is retained as warehouse agents try to collect and contain a plethora of historically-imbued supernatural artefacts.