Video Quality: DVDrip
Audio Language: English - Italiano
Genre: Sci-Fi | Comedy | Drama | Mystery more
Tagline: Small town. Big secret.
Awards: Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations
Colin Ferguson ... Sheriff Jack Carter (32 episodes, 2006-2008)
Salli Richardson Allison Blake (32 episodes, 2006-2008)
Joe Morton ... Henry Deacon (32 episodes, 2006-2008)
Jordan Hinson ... Zoe Carter (32 episodes, 2006-2008)
Erica Cerra ... Deputy Jo Lupo (31 episodes, 2006-2008)
Neil Grayston ... Douglas Fargo (29 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ed Quinn ... Nathan Stark (29 episodes, 2006-2008)
Chris Gauthier ... Vincent (26 episodes, 2006-2008)
Debrah Farentino Beverly Barlowe (14 episodes, 2006-2007)
Matt Frewer ... Jim Taggart (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Eureka takes place in a high tech community of the same name, located somewhere in the Pacific Northwest and inhabited entirely by brilliant scientists working on new scientific advancements for the United States government that frequently go disasterously awry. The town's existence and location is a closely guarded secret.
U.S. Marshal Jack Carter stumbles upon Eureka while transporting a fugitive prisoner--his own rebellious teenage daughter Zoe—-back to her mother's home in Los Angeles, California. When a faulty experiment cripples the sheriff of Eureka, Carter finds himself quickly chosen to fill the vacancy. Despite not being at the genius level of most of the town, Jack Carter's ability to connect what others do not see repeatedly saves Eureka, and indeed the entire world, from one would-be disaster after another.
Ratings and critical reaction:
The series's premiere garnered high ratings, with 4.1 million people tuning in. Eureka was also the top rated cable program for that Tuesday night, and was the highest-rated series launch in SCI FI's fourteen-year history. The season two premiere drew 2.5 million viewers, making it the top-rated cable program of the day.
Critical reaction was mixed, with general praise for the premise, but overall middling reaction to the writing of the pilot.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
It's all very quirky. Too quirky, maybe, for an audience that is used to spaceships, robots, and explosions. Though every episode promises an "aha!" moment based in quantum physics and obscure scientific laws, this world is relatively flat, conceptually speaking, in comparison to the complexity woven into series such as Stargate SG-1 and Battlestar Galactica. This does not mean Eureka is a complete waste of time. Not at all. The characters are fun, Ferguson is believable and pleasant, the script is solidly constructed, and the visuals are slickly produced. All in all, it's a sweet series and probably not long for this world.
The New York Post:
3 out of 4 stars
The New York Daily News:
With its playful new series "Eureka," set in the Pacific Northwest and telling the story of an outsider who comes to explore, and settle in, a remote town full of eccentrics, Sci-Fi Channel isn't just inviting comparisons to "Twin Peaks" and "Northern Exposure." It's demanding them. But co-creators Andrew Cosby and Jaime Paglia hold up to them pretty well. "Eureka" has a premise, a cast and a plot that make it one of the TV treats of the summer. The folks at Sci-Fi Channel clearly intended to reinvent the summer TV series here, and come up with something breezy and fun. And "Eureka" - they've done it!
Eureka was nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series. The other nominees were Battlestar Galactica (the winner), Grey's Anatomy, Heroes, and Rome.