Reasons why I am in love with Warehouse 13 (I am up to the beginning of season 4):
Loads of female characters, who continue to show up and attach themselves to the cast.
All of these women are well-developed and very different, and they all have deep and different friendships with each other. And talk to each other. A lot.
Actually, this show is majorly driven by women.
This is a world in which queer people exist, and queerness is casually mentioned. There is a main character and a recurring character who are unambiguously queer (gay and bi respectively), and more than that, minor characters and historical characters are queer and this is mentioned in passing but not as a Thing. (Example: the password to an artifact was the name of the male inventor's lover, Thomas.)
Dates in the past are referred to with BCE.
Mark Sheppard is in it playing a recurring character who is powerful and morally ambiguous.
One episode contained a spiel about how awesome Rosalind Franklin was and how Watson and Crick had piggybacked onto her work while she didn't get the Nobel recognition that they did.
The setup and the plots are utterly ridiculous. And the show realises that it's utterly ridiculous and just goes along with it having fun.
One of the recurring characters is HG Wells. Yes, that HG Wells. Who is a woman, and an inventor, and morally ambiguous, and AWESOME, and also openly bi.
And there are flashbacks of HG in waistcoats with pocketwatches. (This is so terribly, terribly shallow. But I regret nothing.)
This is actually the short version of the list. The longer would would involve listing pretty much everything that Myka and Claudia and HG ever do.