"Warehouse 13" is one of those shows that is tough to mimic. The chemistry of the actors and the romantic hints between the leads is difficult to pull off. Of course, "Warehouse 13" ups the ante by having the characters constantly on the prowl for items that posses supernatural abilities. While that little issue tends to complicate even the most trusting of partner relationships, the show manages to pull it off nicely, and even tosses in the occasional one or two episode story arc to really get things kicked into high gear. While "Warehouse 13" stands alone in the depths of great science fiction television currently on the air, there are a few shows that really do come close.
Everything from aliens to demons to vampires was tackled on TV years ago thanks to "The X-Files." The show even could be one the building blocks of the male-female lead with a potential romantic attraction that the job keeps getting in the way of. Two FBI agents track down the unexplained: Really, that is a formula that "WH13" takes to the next level.
While "Ghost Hunters" is a reality show chronicling the adventures of The Atlantic Paranormal Society in their quest to prove or disprove various ghost claims, the drive to explain the unexplained is what puts this show into the same category as "Warehouse 13." The entire cast is entertaining and friendly, and they could just as easily stop over for a barbecue as to start a midnight hunt for ghosts in the cemetery.
"House" is one of those shows that works from a steady formula. After a few failed attempts at curing a patient, Dr. House usually comes up with a lifesaving revelation within the last 15 minutes of the show. Sure, the show departs from that formula occasionally, but just like "WH13," it usually sticks with what works.
"The Mentalist" has a few things in common with "Warehouse 13." First, the solving of mysteries, though on the CBS show those mysteries are usually murders. Second is the potential romance of the leads, which is hinted at sometimes but often goes unnoticed, even by the parties involved. Still, "The Mentalist" remains one of the most entertaining shows on television.
"Bones" is another formula driven drama, but like "Warehouse 13," it is difficult to place into a genre. Part comedy, part drama, and part romance, "Bones" delivers a great hunt for the truth. Just like "WH13," this show thrives on developing characters, which is something many TV series forget to do.
Because the shows on this list do not get so caught up telling stories that they forget about their characters, they are all just like "Warehouse 13," and all deserve to be given a chance.
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