I’m so excited about this, I’m having a hard time putting it into words. When I was little (or at least younger than I am now) I completely and utterly fell in love with the Librarian movies. Well, not all of them, but definitely the first one, the others were sort of meh. After watching it for what feels like a million times, I so wanted to become a librarian, even just an ordinary one. I strayed a bit from that path, but it’s always a possibility that I keep coming back to, so you can’t imagine my joy when I found out they continue the series on TV – calling it The Librarians! TNT I truly love you for that!
It’s a bit difficult to talk about it without spoiling it, but I’ll try my best!
In case you’ve totally missed out on the movies. Flynn Carson (Noah Wyle) was a long-time student, getting one Doctor title after the other, until he got an invitation for an interview at the Metropolitan Public Library for the position of librarian. He doesn’t yet know that the job description includes much more than you would guess by its title. He is now the protector and keeper of ancient secrets and magic artifacts – basically the best job ever.
The show now takes place approximately ten years after Flynn started the job. He’s dealt with everything on his own so far and has survived longer than any other librarian, but the library thinks he could use some support. Especially now that the Serpent Brotherhood is killing off potential future librarians while being hellbent on unleashing magic on the entire world. This time it’s not only Flynn’s life that’s on the line, but the entire existence of the library and humanity.
Next to Noah Wyle‘s main character, we get appearances from old friends such as Excalibur, Charlene (Jane Curtis) and Judson (Bob Newhart). The new cast includes John Laroquette as a caretaker as well as a new guardian played by Rebecca Romijn and three librarian “interns” (Christian Kane, Lyndie Booth and John Kim). The series’ reccuring antagonist is played by Matt Frewer. The show certainly has a sort of “Indiana Jones“-remake vibe to it, could use some better visual effects and graphics from time to time, but nonetheless doesn’t fail to entertain. I am happy to see where the 10-part first season will take us and which legends they’ll dig up.
With its fast pace, wit and humorous approach during even the most dire of times, I am sure that fans of the movie franchise will find comfort in this spin-off. Even though Noah Wyle will not be the main focus of the episodes from now on (maybe sit some of them out completely), I am definitely looking forward to more.
Have you heard about the movies? Did you watch the show?