• http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhee TheGenie

    I don’t really know what to make of the first one. It was OK; quite entertaining, intriguing, a seemingly normal everyday life with everyday people who are suddenly thrust into adventure. It’s a bit like the start of Primeval but it seemed to be missing something. The ‘through-the-anomaly’ scene was visually impressive; the budget gave us a very convincing prehistoric landscape. The arc looks interesting, but at the same time, I have qualms. Connor was brutally underused, and whilst a captivating plot could be developing, I’d rather like to see the lose ends of Primeval tied up first. What happens after the convergence? When are the arc creating future predators? Where did the other futuristic creatures come from; what’s happened to humanity? And why was there a copy of Matt at the end?

    Overall: 3.5/10

    As for the rest… the two that have me most anticipating them are Fear of Flying; an apparently fast-paced rescue story which should be a pleasure to watch, and The Truth: Evan, battling his inner demons, telling the truth to other and in turn discovering more about himself, with a lot of tension between characters and still a background threat. This could be good, though I’m getting tired of Primeval now. It’s time we had some actual answers.

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    • Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All

      After watching the first episode I’d say I enjoyed it a bit more than you did. I’d give it a six. It was, as you said, intriguing and entertaining, but I was upset with the way Conner was under-used and the some things were done.

      I have also seen ep 2 and 3. Episode 2 is probably my favorite so far. Episode 3 feels more like the old Primeval but for me I found it quite forgettable and slow-moving.

      I can’t wait to see your reviews for the other ones :)

    • Calebxy

      Did you give it such a low score partly because it didn’t answer any of the loose ends from Primeval?

      • http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhee TheGenie

        Not really; one of the reasons was because it didn’t seem to acknowledge the events of Series 5.

        • Calebxy

          This is based before the events of series 5, as confirmed in an interview and also evident in the show since no one else knows about the anomalies and dinosaurs.

  • Calebxy

    I really liked it. It was entertaining and quite exciting at times (though, extremely annoyingly, the adverts came on in the middle of one of the action scenes, stopping its momentum and thrill). So, I am pleased with it, and I’m sure it’ll be a worthy companion to the original show. However, of course, I have problems with it.

    I thought it was interesting that they had both a raptor and a pteranodon in the same episode. But of course, this meant that they were both severely underused. I hope they both come back at some point (though not in the same episode!). Also, another major problem I have with this show so far is one I also had with the later series’ of Primeval. The writers (or producers, depending on how much they insist on) seem to think that if you have the monsters killing a whole bunch of people, it makes the episode more dramatic. They are apparently under the impression that the more drama you want to create, the more people you kill.

    No. That doesn’t work. Not for me, at the very least. The more people who die, the more normal it seems. That’s the effect of it. One stops caring because it just seems so normal. In the first episode of Primeval, not a single person died. The body count throughout the rest of the series wasn’t particularly high either. In fact, none of the main characters died until the series 2 finale, which, of course, was an extremely big thing because of that.

    But I did appreciate that this is a more grounded version of the show. I really liked the comment made near the beginning by Evan about the Anomalies being “very hard to catch,” or whatever his exact words were. It reminded me of real natural phenomena such as ball lightning, which obviously is very rare. So that comment, and showing it disappear just before they got to it, made it seem more realistic, which I liked.

    So I’m looking forward to the following episodes, though I really really hope they don’t continue killing lots of random people just to “show how dangerous it all is.”

    My rating: 7.5/10