The Librarians

The Librarians

Season One

DVD - 2016
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A trio of librarians set off on adventures in an effort to save mysterious, ancient artifacts. The trio consists of two guys and a girl, none of whom are good warriors.
Publisher: Culver City, California :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2016]
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (approximately 460 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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ScorchingSun
Sep 20, 2017

See this as a light-hearted, fanciful adventure comedy, not to be taken too seriously.
As such it can be fluffy fun. It does get better as the episodes progress, but perhaps not enough for me to look for the next season.

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humbleworm
Jul 30, 2017

Perhaps loosely based on Cogman's Library universe, but this is more like a Doctor Who wannabe in a live-action Scooby-Doo variant made by Disney or Joss Whedon without Cogman's permission. To start with, these 6 librarians (trio?) don't seem very interested in books and handle the supposedly valuable ones they have like junk on a shelf. Campy and nothing that involved research, but may be enjoyed by some.

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Tbabij
Jul 24, 2017

A fun fantasy. Light mindless and quirky stories. Need to go back for the original Librarian. Not the highest production and writing just a fun diversion.

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KennyBania
Jun 30, 2017

yup.. five minutes into the 1st episode I had a feeling it was going to be a fast forward favorite. By 10 minutes into it, the DVD was back in the box.
Silly script. corny acting.

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kpelish
Jun 19, 2017

This reminded me of a child's adventure cartoon, adapted for adults. The plot lines aren't very challenging because the Librarians have magic, which more often than not rescues them and the plot. If you're looking for something lightweight, you'll probably enjoy the series.

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LauraSteinert
Jun 19, 2017

I wish I had watched this when it was on TV, but there was no time. I laughed, I jumped at bogymen, felt sad, and the I laughed some more. A fun romp if you like fairy tales, tall tales, and myth. A great ensemble cast with good chemistry.

Amateurish production of a cool concept. Acting and directing are terrible. Music scoring is dreadful. Stories are mostly lame. Not nearly as good as Warehouse 13. John Larroquette is fine and the only thing good about this show. Strictly for kids.

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miaone
Apr 11, 2017

I love this TNT series. The first year is good, and the subsequent seasons are even better. Who would have thought the young doctor from ER could do comedy so well? And John Larroquette, whom I haven't seen since "Boston Legal" -- I'd never have imagined he would be such a natural at being intelligently amusing. Then there's Christian Kane, most recently seen in the "Leverage" series, usually playing a good guy who fights for the victims of crime by beating people up. As a Librarian, he's the most highly educated one, and sweetly sensitive.
The other thing I love about this drama- comedy is that it's never vulgar or coarse.
Sometimes it seems that anything on TV that's described by critics as funny is really just crude and lewd -- the equivalent of a child standing in the playground hollering "pee pee!" and "poo poo". Not clever, not witty, not funny. Or else it's slapstick, which is dumb, and still not amusing.

But The Librarians series is not coarse, and it does not fill time with slapstick. It has humor and wit in abundance, and I will no doubt continue to re-watch it for a long time.

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feralranger
Apr 08, 2017

I thought I would actually like this since i work in a Library but I didn't.

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jocelyn_victoria
Apr 01, 2017

Cheesy but fun.

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jimg2000
Dec 18, 2016

Flynn? How did you become a Librarian? Uh, the previous Librarian... died.
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Each Librarian has a guardian... someone who's trained in combat, tactics, survival. Sort of the brawn to the Librarian's brain. But... no, no. Much more than that. Sort of the, uh, common sense to their head in the clouds.
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So, vampires aren't real?
-Vampires are real, but Dracula is not, because I killed him.
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That's a nice tattoo you got there.
-Tell you what, cowboy. Tell me what it means, and I'll let you buy me a drink.
Well, it looks like you got some foreign words there. That I-talian? "Aestus cruentus adventus est et ubique carmen pudicitiae submersa est." "And the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere, the ceremony of innocence is drowned." It's Yeats, "the second coming." It's his poem about the apocalypse. Tell me... what's a pretty little thing like you doing running around with the end of the world on her arm? -I'm Lamia.

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jimg2000
Dec 18, 2016

I was actually just thinking that I now appreciate the advantage of having both a librarian and a thief. Librarians aren't perfect. None of us are. Somebody needs to hold the line. Somebody needs to keep it on an even keel.
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Each Librarian has a guardian... someone who's trained in combat, tactics, survival. Sort of the brawn to the Librarian's brain. But... no, no. Much more than that. Sort of the, uh, common sense to their head in the clouds.
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You're... dead.
-It's easier than it looks.
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Wow. Auditory and sensory hallucinations linked to memory retrieval. You're a synesthete.
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"Aestus cruentus adventus est et ubique carmen pudicitiae submersa est." "And the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere, the ceremony of innocence is drowned." It's Yeats, "the second coming." It's his poem about the apocalypse.

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jimg2000
Dec 18, 2016

I appreciate you wanting to keep them out of harm's way, but librarians exist to keep magic out of the wrong hands. Their job is to be in harm's way.
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There are many immortal beings that can be injured but not killed. Nicholas Flamel, the wandering Jew, the black mask. Sources reported him killed many times, but he always seems to pop up when needed.
- If I can't kill this thing, what am I supposed to do?
Colonel, the library chose you for a reason. And, trust me, it wasn't because of your ability to kill.
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The labyrinth. Imagine a building where every floor has a different layout. Sometimes, when you walk around, you move between floors without even knowing it. So, from your perspective, the layout looks different.
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Look... the point is, I'm used to keeping my life separated, all right? My family, my friends, I like 'em. No problem. Work right alongside 'em, any of 'em. But I don't trust a single one of them...

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jimg2000
Dec 18, 2016

Some people use the term "tiger mom." I'm the Wolverine of mothers.
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Well, everybody tells me I can't do what I want, can't rely on luck, but when a magic spell turns everybody into heroes of legend, who did it turn me into? Me. Yep. I'm gonna go punch something.
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Last time I saw you, you were trying to murder me with a sword.
- I don't get out the katana to murder just anybody, cowboy. You're special.
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You don't look like the pictures.
-Ho, ho, ho, Santa does not look like any of the pictures, but all the pictures look like Santa, Ezekiel Jones.
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When a person commits an act of goodwill, it does not just create more goodwill, it transforms into something better, into a gift for their fellow man.
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How stolen is this?
-Is it really considered stolen if no one knows it's gone?
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And Ezekiel got to know what it was like to be the good guy even just for a little while.
-Hmm. It was as horrible as I imagined.

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jimg2000
Dec 18, 2016

It's a life of choice. It's not a life of safety. If I could go back and... if I could... if I could have it now, I would choose... I want that now. I'd choose to save the world. Just one more time.
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There are no such things as UFOs. Minotaur's, haunted houses, Santa Claus, yes, but UFOs, don't be silly.
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The most powerful witch on the planet raised an army and killed Arthur.
- No. I prefer "sorceress." "Witch" has too much gender baggage.
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On a snack machine:
I adore these. It's like a miniature apartment building. And when you hit the right numbers, the occupant of your choice leaps to its death! And becomes your snack.
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Well, we're lucky they're just getting trapped in fairy tales. You know, singing, dancing, woodland creatures making ball gowns. Ah, my dear, these are not your cartoon stories. These are the original fairy tales filled with death and dismemberment, and there's still a long list of archetypes.

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jimg2000
Dec 18, 2016

We have to find 57 magical items? Ugh.
-No. Luckily for all of our sanities, we can employ a process of elimination. We can cross off any artifact that is currently in the library, since being untethered from this reality makes accessing them rather difficult. There have been no fires or floods reported in the area, so we can cross off anything that requires displays of nature's power. The immortals prefer Southern Europe this time of the year. Uh, the Libris Fabula has been lost for centuries, thankfully. It is a really nasty one. The black mask is not worth mentioning at this point, and the genie's lamp can go. Why not the genie's lamp? It's never the genie's lamp. Okay. So, that leaves us with the mother goose treaty of 1918. They never forgave the way Beatrix Potter rewrote that bloody history. And Aesop's lyre. ...

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jimg2000
Dec 18, 2016

Magic is not an exact science. If it were, it would be science.
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I think you're moving sideways between different timelines... each one with a minor difference. Uh, not so minor.
-Wait... are you saying that we're... I'm in a parallel universe? Wait. Is there a me here? Theoretically. If I... if I met myself, would I explode?!
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That... That... That's Excalibur? You call Excalibur "Cal"?
-We are friends, best friends. Besties, really.
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Close your eyes. Focus on your other senses.
-My other senses and I don't get along so well.
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I got to see what you were like if you weren't librarian.
- How was I?
Scattered. Annoying. Alternating between between genius and bad puns.
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Well, that makes sense, because the pyramids were designed along precise mathematical lines. If the stones are resonant to certain energy wavelengths along the magical spectrum, they act as lenses of focuses... along the three dimensions... infinity ...

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