'The Librarians,' Season 3 - TV Review

Back in 2004, TNT created a silly but hugely entertaining TV movie called "The Librarian: Quest for the Spear." It starred Noah Wyle in his first outing as "the Librarian," leader of "the Library" whose duty it is to find and protect historical - and often magical - items. In the first movie, the Spear of Destiny. It's a more silly and intellectual "Raiders of the Lost Ark" with lower production values (it was for TV after all). On the strength of that movie, and to some extent Noah Wyle's charm, I've worked my way through three TV movies and two seasons of TV. I skipped season 2 and watched season 3 because it showed up at the library (oh yeah - I work at a library - that might have something to do with this), so I borrowed it.

As expected, this is 10 episodes (45 minutes each) of unadulterated idiocy. I enjoy the characters of Jacob Stone (Christian Kane), Cassandra Cillian (Lindy Booth), Ezekiel Jones (John Harlan Kim), and to a lesser extent Colonel Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijn) and Jenkins (John Larroquette). Noah Wyle is - to my surprise - in several episodes in this season, having sat out the first season almost entirely. There is magical evil, there's magic, there's vampires, there's a great deal of silliness. It was fun enough to get me through riding my exercise bike, and that was all I asked of it. I still recommend the first movie to people, but the TV series is ... pretty bad.