TNT’s new fantasy-adventure series, The Librarians, is a spinoff of the Librarian TV movies starring Noah Wyle (ER). IGN describes the new TV series as “one part Raiders of the Lost Ark and one part Doctor Who.” The movies and the new show are about a magical library–a treasure trove of books and relics beneath a fictional city’s public library. Wyle, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin appear in the TV series just as they did in the movies, but the main character on TV is Eve Baird, a counter-terrorism agent who is asked to join the library as a guardian. Eve is portrayed by Rebecca Romijn of X-Men fame.
The TV show is “much, much lighter fare than TNT’s usual drama lineup. In fact, it’s absolutely silly,” IGN’s Max Nicoholson reports. But that doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy it. As Nicholson suggests, just leave your cynisicm at the door. Full disclosure: Nicholson’s profile features a pic of him with life-sized characters from Monsters University.