It’s like The Doctor and Buffy got together in a TARDIS, went to an Irish pub to pick up the Leverage cast, and then materialized in a gigantic library-slash-men-of-letters-bunker where the Winchesters showed them how to defeat every badass magical thing out there.
In short, The Librarians is the combination of every awesome thing of all the above-listed awesome shows meshed into one awesome concoction of magic, quirky humor, and even quirkier characters.
So really, it’s love for me on an HD screen.
“We’re…the Librarians.” DUN DUN DUN
A spin-off of The Librarian movies (which made me want my own giant magical library more than I already did), this show follows the four people in the gif above. Shall we go left to right?
Cassandra Cillian (Lindy Booth) is a mathematician who hallucinates thanks to a brain tumor lovingly nicknamed “the brain grape”. Jacob Stone (Christian Kane – with a shorter hairdo that’s all kinds of hubba hubba) is a geeenius specializing in art history whose signature weapon is an ax. Sooo…brains AND brawn. Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijn) is an ex-counter-terrorism-agent who kicks. ass. literally. And finally, Ezekiel Jones (John Kim) is a witty, wise-cracking world-class thief who apparently does not do punchy. (Also, *happy fist pump* for more Asians in the industry!)
The plot follows Cassandra, Jake, and Ezekiel as the three would-be Librarians, members of a secret society tasked with recovering magical relics, and Eve, the Guardian chosen to keep the Librarians safe while they’re keeping the aforementioned artifacts safe.
Then, there’s the supporting characters of Flynn Carson (Noah Wyle) who is the resident Librarian-extraordinaire with a trilogy of headlined movies to show for it, baddies who call themselves the Serpent Brotherhood, an adorably grumpy Library Head/Researcher Jenkins, and a sentient Excalibur who also goes by “Cal”, because it just rolls off the tongue easier, you know? Continue reading