The title small town in Hallmark Channel’s CEDAR COVE, Saturdays at 8 PM, is usually a pretty friendly place. However, things in the close-knit burg may be getting competitive with the arrival new district attorney Paul Watson, played by Colin Ferguson. Paul, it seems, is interested in Judge Olivia Lockhart (Andie MacDowell), just when she’s having some issues with boyfriend Jack Griffith (Dylan Neal). Ferguson is fairly visible these days to anyone with commercial TV, thanks to his gig as the Maytag repairman in a series of ads. He’s also got a following from his five seasons as Sheriff Jack […]Read On »
Stars: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, Niall Matter, Tembi Locke, Kavan Smith, Felicia Day, Trevor Jackson, Debrah Farantino Writer: Amy Berg Director: Matt Hastings Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: July 18, 2011 Episodes of EUREKA can approach THE USUAL SUSPECTS in structural complexity, with a lot of individual actions affecting one another until calamity erupts. This is the case in “Reprise,” which is both entertaining and suspenseful – and also intentionally very funny. When visiting Department of Defense scientist Holly (Felicia Day) hits town, she is clearly hyper-bright but also so nervously chatty […]Read On »
Stars: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, Niall Matter, Tembi Locke, Kavan Smith Writer: Bruce Miller, story by Jaime Paglia & Bruce Miller Director: Mike Rohl Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: July 11, 2011 Welcome back, EUREKA. Despite the long time the show has been gone (barring the Christmas special), “Liftoff” is actually the beginning of the second half of Season Four, rather than the premiere of Season Five. As such, it begins on a cheery note, with just about all of the main characters in a state of reasonable contentment. The first note […]Read On »
From its one-off holiday title sequence to the series-specific jokes about fruitcake (and of course the fruitcake does come to menace the town’s inhabitants), “O Little Town” is a uniquely EUREKA Christmas episode. Some plot elements are a bit too wacky even for EUREKA, which is why we get the framing device of Jack (Colin Ferguson) telling four cynical snowbound kids of a Yuletide when it was unseasonably sweltering in Eureka. The town’s electromagnetic shield has gone haywire, trapping everybody inside. Taggart (Matt Frewer) is visiting town in an actual flying sleigh, determined to find Santa, while at Global Dynamics, an energy project gone amok and Taggart’s gift-shrinking technology are causing the town to get smaller and smaller. On the upside, there’s a Secret Santa running around, giving everyone the perfect present. Who can it be? Maybe … Santa?