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The Future for The Librarians Needs Rescue

17 Dec

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)


The Librarians makes for some great Christmas time and mid-season filler material when all the prime-time shows are taking a break. But, fans of The Librarian trilogy will be sad that Noah Wyle is not helming the TV series. Ten years ago, producer/director Dean Devlin created a light-hearted whimsical take of the pulp-action adventures of Indiana Jones. Instead of a globe-trotting professor of archaeology intent on preserving artifacts of the past, viewers are introduced to Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle), an irrepressibly and socially awkward hero who tends to bumble into situations where his vast knowledge saves the day more often than his charm. Carsen is the type of guy who would prefer a life in academia, earning himself multiple PhD’s so he can be a storehouse of information. But if it was not for one particular professor who simply kicks him out of graduate studies to get a life, he would most likely there until he becomes chairman.

When he gets a letter from the Metropolitan Public Library, he gets a chance at doing what he loves. But there is more than meets the eye to what the job of being a bookworm entails. What a true ‘Librarian’ represents is essentially that of a Knights Templar — to protect the weak and uphold an ideal.

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