Fun. Daft though, based on a premise impossible to believe. Imagine a vast stock of artefacts, all with special powers. Clearly they must never fall into the wrong hands. America's government forces must secretly store them away with maximum security....
Not so! Instead they have created Dakota's Warehouse 13, its organization ramshackle (to put it mildly). In charge is brilliant but bumbling Artie, his staff in due course to rise to four. Many items seem haphazardly stacked, accidents (and problems) resulting - as with Lewis Carroll's toppled looking glass.
Despite such nonsense (or perhaps because of it), there is much to enjoy with a likeable cast. Those playing Pete and Myka entertainingly squabble their way through various investigations. Claudia makes impact - she a lippy ultra brainy whizz kid with considerable attitude. CCH Pounder adds welcome substance, Roger Rees formidable villainy.
Some may feel the series is at its best when not so lightweight (as with Edgar Allan Poe's pen and that prison suddenly experiencing suicides). The finale certainly piles on the shocks, cliffhangers designed to whet the appetite for Season 2.
Pleasant escapism for those who simply wish to sit back and relax.