Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Librarians

Warning: Mild spoilers follow. View at your own discretion.
What comes to your mind when I say… Indiana Jones? Or how about when I say, Warehouse 13?
Well, when thinking of a way to explain this series, and the films that spawned it… that is what comes to mind. Indy meets Warehouse, basically. And seeing as I love both of those, I was probably guaranteed to be fascinated by this story-world!
Before I delve into why you should look into it, let's backtrack a bit…
The Films
A made for television movie trilogy, that follows a guy named Flynn Carsen, played by Noah Wyle. In The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004), we see him thrust into a world beyond anything he could have imagined. In The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (2006), we see him learning something new about people that have been a part of him and his life for a long time. And in The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008) we find him in New Orleans, where he has to worry about… Vlad Dracul?!  I'd say more, but we're not here to discuss these… if you have questions, either feel free to ask me, or look into them on your own time. Enjoy!
The Librarians (2014)
Continues the mythology of the films… Flynn's job is to find and protect powerful, ancient, and more often than not, magical relics. Things such as the Ark of the Covenant, Pandora's Box, Excalibur, and so many more! In the two part series opener, things at the Library are… not going well. Mysteriously, potential librarians are being hunted down and killed. See, The Librarian, is a lifetime position… and Flynn had beat out several other interviewees to get the job. But the others are still out there… and in consideration, I guess. I mean, if Flynn dies, they will need to replace him. (poor guy, having that hanging over his head!) Anyway, where was I? Oh, the others… right! But, before we can get to them
Col. Eve Baird is a no-nonsense leader of an anti-terror unit, and on her most recent assignment, who should she run into but our old friend Flynn! She thought he was crazy, and confusing, but oh whatever… she'll never see him again. (ha, yeah right! This is TV we're talking about!) Anyway, the library calls on her to be his Guardian… something which distresses him greatly, as he thinks he doesn't need one. He's done just fine on his own the last ten years! LOL!
Now, being forced into a partnership neither is happy about, they go off to figure out why potentials are in danger. They manage to find and warn three. (not sure what happened to the rest? There were a lot) So, unable to stay in their normal life patterns, Jacob Stone, Cassandra Cillian, and Ezekiel Jones are thrust into Flynn's world. He decides to change tradition, and takes them under his wing… making them LIT's (Librarians in Training). But, then the Serpent Brotherhood gets in the Library's and group's way, and the five are thrust into the Annex in Oregon, thinking their base is gone for good. Flynn goes off in search of the Library, which they learn is just lost, not destroyed. But not before asking Eve to be their Guardian, and protect them.
So, that is our lead cast... Eve, Stone (art historian with a high IQ), Cassandra ("math girl", who has a brain tumor which gives her cool abilities), and Jones (thief). Ok, and Jenkins, their cantankerous and reluctant caretaker. (he's in charge of the Annex, which is kinda like a normal library or office. You can learn and stuff, but can't access the relics)
With the Library gone, and because of something that happened in the premiere, magic has been released back into the world. What the show basically is, is the quartet chasing down weird occurances and objects to put everything right again.
It's really cool, and also, at this point in time, very short… so it's easy to get caught up on! Especially because I found that the show's website has it so that you can watch every episode! And yay, there's gonna be a season two!!
Anyway, the trailers aren't the greatest. But I think this fan made video is very good about showing what it's all about/like/what have you. Enjoy, and if you have questions… don't hesitate to ask! Learning is a good thing! ;)

Warning, this show has some language… and maybe a few things I don't agree with (in terms of the magic); but for the most part it is decently family friendly? I guess it's up to you. If you end up watching, let me know! I'd love to have a friend to chat about it with! Keep an eye out for season two!
Until next time, stay out of trouble! ;)


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