Eureka! Only One Episode Behind on Grimm

…and I’m saving it for Christmas Eve. I love Christmas themed shows, especially around the holidays.

My favorite Christmas themed series show EVER? Eureka’s special cartoon Christmas episode: Do You See What I See?! If you’ve never watched this episode, you should definitely take the time. It is still my favorite and I have a feeling it will stay my favorite for many years to come.

If you have Prime at Amazon, you can watch it now. If you don’t, both a standard definition and HD version is available for purchase.

Seriously, the episode’s a classic already.

Sheriff Carter (Colin Ferguson) and Allison Blake (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) are secretly planning the perfect holiday surprise for their kids. But a mysterious kaleidoscopic wave of color crashes over Eureka, leaving the entire town and its inhabitants animated. The episode features a stellar line up of guest stars lending their voices to a variety of characters, including Emmy Award-winner Jim Parsons, Edward James Olmos, Chris Parnell and Matt Frewer.

My original review of the episode (from my old eureka fan site)

Do You See What I See? has the entire town of Eureka (with a few exceptions) becoming animated. With the help of a Super Photon Generator and a little something extra, Carter, Allison, & the gang end up living out their own cartoon in one of the most inspired, funny, and memorable Christmas episodes I’ve seen from any television series, ever.

Several different styles of animation made an appearance in the episode (see the images to the right), and although I can tell them apart when I see them, I have no expertise when it comes to animation and cartoons so I don’t know enough to identify the techniques or styles. I do know there was traditional drawn animation and stop-motion clay animation in the episode.

Whoever came up with this idea was truly inspired. Although I do generally enjoy holiday specials from the TV shows I watch, I can’t say that I always rewatch in future years. In this case, I see lots of future repeats for myself and my family.

And some screenshots from the show.

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Eureka Season 1 & 2 DVDs on Sale Super Cheap

You can pick up the set of season 1 and season 2 on the cheap at the moment. Who knows how long the sale will last but as of the time of writing this, you can get them both for just about $15 apiece. That’s much less than the average cost of buying each episode online and it’s a significant discount on the list price of $29.98 for each DVD set.

I’ve already written about each of these Eureka DVD sets, so just click the images to read more.

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Eureka Season 1 DVD

With the Eureka Season 1 DVD, we get to ride along as Jack Carter becomes Sheriff of this super secret government sponsored town of geniuses who need someone uniquely able to keep things under control when the scientists can’t.

Eureka Season 1 DVD Box Set Cover

Click the image or the link above to buy Eureka season 2 on DVD.

Eureka Season 1 DVD Box Set

Fans of Eureka will want to start their DVD collection with the Eureka Season 1 box set not only because it’s the beginning of a great series but because it’s the kind of season you’ll want to watch over and over.

My personal favorites of this season include the fantastic pilot episode, which hooked me on Eureka immediately. Many Happy Returns really opened my mind up to the possibilities of Eureka and made it clear Eureka was something different. I enjoyed Alienated and Right as Raynes for the early look into Jo’s life. Finally, Once in a Lifetime brought the season to a dramatic close and is an episode that packs a lot of emotional punch. It’s been nice to see how it has all come together in later seasons after going back to watch this one yet again, now that season 4 has come to a close.

Click here to buy the Eureka Season 1 DVD set

Episodes on the Eureka Season 1 DVD

  1. Pilot
  2. Many Happy Returns
  3. Before I Forget
  4. Alienated
  5. Invincible
  6. Dr. Nobel
  7. Blink
  8. Right As Raynes
  9. Primal
  10. Purple Haze
  11. H.O.U.S.E. Rules
  12. Once In A Lifetime
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Eureka Season 2 DVD

The Eureka Season 2 DVD is a collection of episodes that are perfect for watching again and again.

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Click the image or the link above to buy Eureka season 2 on DVD.

Eureka Season 2 DVD Box Set

The thing about the season 2 DVD box set is that you’ll want to watch it all the time. It has a collection of some awesome Eureka episodes, and some of them are my personal all time favorites from Eureka.

Don’t Miss These Episodes from Season 2 of Eureka

Noche de Suenos is fantastic. Despite everything that’s happened with the characters’ lives, romantically speaking, I still laugh at this one with its Fargo/Zorro/Stark/Jo scene. It is spectacular and I know it makes no sense but this still makes me long for romance between two characters who couldn’t be more different–or wrong for each other. The introduction of Zane in E=MC…? is hard to beat, but Maneater just about does it. Unpredictable has one of my favorite scenes of the series, with Carter barely able to stand in gale force winds. You really have to see it at least ten times to enjoy it the most… ;-)

While those are all fun episodes, Phoenix Rising and Try, Try Again sets Henry on a path that scared me, for him. I shouldn’t have worried because in the long run, it all works out for the good of everyone, but his arc is mysterious and dark and adds a lot to season 2.

Click here to buy the Eureka Season 2 DVD set

Episodes on the Eureka Season 2 DVD

  1. Phoenix Rising
  2. Try, Try Again
  3. Unpredictable
  4. Games People Play
  5. Duck, Duck Goose
  6. Noche de Suenos
  7. Family Reunion
  8. E=MC…?
  9. Sight Unseen
  10. God is in the Details
  11. Maneater
  12. All That Glitters
  13. A Night at Global Dynamics
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Eureka Season 3.0 & 3.5 DVD

I like season 3 of Eureka because it has a lot of great episodes. Fans of the show are going to know that things change pretty dramatically in the first episode of season 4, but if you want those changes to have any kind of impact, you have to have watched season 3 and really understand where the show and characters are at the end of the season. Besides, season 3 is great and it has some really terrific episodes. Just see my list of favorites at the bottom of this page.

Season 3 of Eureka has 2 DVD sets: Eureka Season 3.0 DVD set and Eureka Season 3.5 DVD set. This was the first season Eureka’s DVD sets were split into two parts, probably because season 1 and season 2 had fewer episodes and a lengthy hiatus separated the two halves of season 3.

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Click the image or link to see this set at Amazon.

So much happens in this first half of season 3 that it makes it almost impossible to summarize without spoiling something. I can say that characters come and go, and one of them I’ll miss until the bittersweet end of the series.

Eureka Season 3.5 DVD setEureka Season 3.5 DVD

Click the image or link to see this set at Amazon.

In season 3.5, I enjoyed the foray into romance. Characters develop quite a bit and fun, interesting things happen to almost everyone in at least one episode.

Favorites of Eureka Season 3:

I have watched all of these episodes multiple times, for a variety of reasons. Some are just plain fun, while some have heart and simply deserve to be watched more than once.

  • Bad to the Drone
  • I Do Over
  • Show Me the Mummy
  • Welcome Back, Carter
  • Your Face or Mine
  • It’s Not Easy Being Green
  • If You Build It…
  • Ship Happens
  • You Don’t Know Jack

A lot of people complain about DVD sets that have only half a season of episodes on them. Although I would prefer a complete season set myself, I don’t mind these kind of sets. They don’t usually cost any more per episode than series like Chuck, which are quite expensive for the whole season.

If you go the digital route and buy the episodes online from somewhere like Amazon you are going to pay less than the combo of the season 3.0 and 3.5 DVD sets. But what’s the fun in that when you’ll miss out on the extras?

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Eureka Season 4.0 & 4.5 DVD

The Eureka Season 4.0 DVD contains approximately half of the episodes that make up Eureka’s season 4. The Eureka Season 4.5 DVD contains the remaining half of the episodes.

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Eureka Season 4.0 DVD Box Set

The lastest Christmas episode (Do You See What I See?) is not on the 4.5 DVD set but O’ Little Town is, along with the Warehouse 13 episode Don’t Hate the Player featuring a heavy dose of Fargo.

What made season 4 special was the sudden changes that occurred with the end of the first episode of the season. After an event that changed the timeline, Eureka’s history was just different enough to be interesting but not so much as to fundamentally change the show I already loved.

Fans of the series certainly won’t want to skip either half of season 4. The fourth season was drawn out over a two year period so it’s easy to be confused about what’s in season 4 and what’s not. Between both DVD sets, you’ll have all the season 4 episodes (except Do You See What I See?, see below), plus extra features, and an episode of Warehouse 13.

Eureka Season 4.5 DVD set

Eureka Season 4.5 DVD Box Set

The Eureka TV series is certainly a TV series that’s fun and memorable enough to own on DVD. Episodes are enjoyable even the third and fourth times around, and the characters are smart and interesting, and stay true to form in season 4 despite everything.

There’s been enough character development over the course of the show to make the season 4 changes important and significant to me. The sudden shift in the lives of Eureka’s residents, such as Jo, Allison, Fargo and Henry, bring season 4 to life.

If you haven’t seen Eureka’s season 4, don’t miss it. Buy the complete season 4 DVD set: Eureka 4.0 and Eureka 4.5. Click on the images above, or follow the links to buy Eureka at Amazon or read more reviews 0f Eureka’s season 4 DVD sets.

Favorites of Eureka Season 4:

Episodes not to be missed!

  • A New World
  • All the Rage
  • Up In the Air
  • Omega Girls
  • Of Mites and Men (The Eureka Season 4.5 DVD has an extended version of this episode!)
  • Clash of the Titans
  • One Giant Leap
  • Do You See What I See? (NOT on the Season 4 DVDs, probably to appear on the Season 5 DVD)
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Eureka is certainly one of the best science fiction television shows still airing new episodes but its future was cut short several months ago when it was announced that the upcoming season 5 would be its last. Although there was an announcement only a day before that indicated there would be a short season 6 for Eureka, that news was rescinded quickly and the announcement was made about the cancellation of the series after season 5.

The good news is that Eureka’s season 5 was given an additional episode in which to tie up the series, but the bad news is that it probably won’t be nearly the send-off the series deserves.

You can find plenty of information here about Eureka, but for more, you should visit my site made especially for Eureka fans.

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Eureka to Return in July

“EurekaWriters: Hear ye, hear ye! @Syfy has spoken: #Eureka is back with Season 4.5 in July, folks!” (link)


Finally, a return date for Eureka. Everyone knows I have a real soft spot for this show. I run a Eureka fan site after all, and there’s not greater show of love for a series than to spend too many hours building a site just to showcase one’s appreciation for it.

Season 4.5 has been a long time coming, and I’m excited to know that it won’t be much longer before I can revisit my favorite weird little town of Eureka.

There’s also been news that Eureka has been renewed for a 5th season.

So, I’m marking my calendar for July and will be keeping an eye out for the return of one of my favorite television shows.

Long live Eureka.

You can catch the last 5 episodes aired on the Syfy website, or just go to Amazon and watch any that you’ve missed.

If you’re a fellow fan, check out the Eureka books too…

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Syfy Series Renewed: Eureka, Warehouse 13, Haven

A recent Syfy tweet announced “And before we start…#Warehouse13, #Eureka & #Haven have all been renewed & we are working on new seasons, airdates TBA” (link)

So there we go.

Warehouse 13 renewed for a season 3.

Eureka renewed for a season 5.

Haven renewed for a season 2.

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Currently Available Eureka Books

If you’re a fan of Eureka, you might be interested in giving the Eureka books a try. These books are set in the world/universe of the Eureka television program and promise to deliver additional adventure and fun with the characters we’ve grown to love.

Eureka tie-in novels are a great way to revisit Eureka during the off-season (like now) while we wait for new episodes to come to Syfy.

The two books below are set during the time between season 3.5 and 4, before the time travel incident that led to season 4’s big “equation” change.

I’ve gathered plenty of information about these Eureka books here. Enjoy!

Substitution Method

Welcome to Eureka.
Population: BRILLIANT

It’s a town of geniuses—and now it’s the smartest series going.

Founded by Albert Einstein and Harry Truman after WWII, Eureka is home to the greatest minds in science and technology. But the creations of these eccentric geniuses threaten to destroy the world as often as they save it. Jack Carter is the everyman sheriff who must use his common sense and unique street smarts to keep a lid on this Pandora’s Box of a town. Especially now, when Eureka’s people, cars, and buildings are being swapped with people, cars and buildings from other places.

Eureka: Substitution Method
By: Cris Ramsay
Published by: Ace
Publication date: August 31, 2010
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780441018857

Brain Box Blues

Even the brightest of Eureka’s residents can’t read someone else’s mind. Then Global Dynamics develops the Brain Box: a device capable of capturing and storing human thoughts. When the Box starts messing with people’s minds Sheriff Jack Carter will have to keep his thoughts to himself if he’s going to save the town from going out of their heads.Even the brightest of Eureka’s residents can’t read someone else’s mind. Then Global Dynamics develops the Brain Box: a device capable of capturing and storing human thoughts. When the Box starts messing with people’s minds Sheriff Jack Carter will have to keep his thoughts to himself if he’s going to save the town from going out of their heads.

Eureka: Brain Box Blues
By: Cris Ramsay
Published by: Ace
Publication date: November 30, 2010
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780441019830

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