Wednesday, January 16, 2008

It's Primeval...

So, I caught up and downl... er, watched the premiere episode for the 2nd season of PRIMEVAL. For those few of you who aren't familiar with the show its premise is really simple:

Dinosaurs. Time portals. Present Day United Kingdom. Hijinx ensue.

Shake it up and pour into a glass. Rim the glass with a good bit of sugar and lime - ha! (see what I did there? England? Lime? Never mind...)

Series 2 is every bit as good as Series 1, and contains enough meta hooks to carry over - Where's Claudia (whose existence appears to have been written out of the timestream, or has it)? What's causing these time anomalies in the first place? How much does Helen Cutter know? What happens if the public finds out that dinosaurs are breaking through the time barrier and ravaging people everywhere..?
For those of you out there who like dinosaurs and such this is a no-brainer. Good TV special effects that are part of the story. For those that like Doctor Who type adventure (although different) this is also a gimme. For those of you who want to watch that cute, platinum-blonde young lady from S Club 7 fight dinos, then there's that. (To be fair to the ladies there's plenty of beef and nerd-cake too...)

Seek it out. It's a lot of fun.


Scott Eggleston said...

Sounds good, but the site won't let me watch if I'm outsite the UK. Drat.

Kelly J. Compeau said...

I watched the first four eps of season one but had to stop there. I really wanted to like this show but it just became a muddled, cliched mess, with weak stories and poorly delivered dialogue by actors who would probably do better in daytime soaps, as they seem so far out of their element, pretending to do battle with CGI dinosaurs.