Clash of the Dinosaurs

Discovery Channel (Mini-Series 2009)


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  • This is one of those shows that has a good story to tell but is executed very poorly.

    The facts, figures, and animations that are given in this show are very interesting. Discovery has taken these positives and re-formed them in a way that they can beat you to death with!

    To know where I am coming from on my view points you need to realize that Discovery Channel is by far my favorite channel. This is exactly why I'm compelled to write this review.

    This show falls on its face like no other Discovery show that I have ever seen. I can't say that I have ever seen a show that recapped so much!!!!!! They recycle that same 10 animations for an hour and repeat information over and over again. After every commercial break they recap what happened right before the break or two breaks ago. It's not like we are coming back from a mid-season break here Discovery. You really don't need to recap the same 5 points for an hour. It gets so bad at times that after a break it feels like post break you are doing nothing but recap then you get a NEW small bit of info.... THEN IT'S COMMERCIAL TIME AGAIN! After the commercial break it's time to recap the new bit of info that you got 3 min ago... It truly was frustrating.

    Then there are the animations... It felt like they made ten 15sec animations and put them on random loop for an hour. Very repetitive.

    I'm now on the second episode and it's more of the same. They are recapping the previous episode WAY to much. Episode 2 feels like it is made up of at least 75% of the story/animations of episode 1. Watch the first 2 episodes and you will know what I'm talking about. I have never seen anything like this. Discovery writers; If you didn't have the material to at least make 2 decent episodes.... why even bother?

    Viewing public; Watch the first 10 and last 5 min of each episode and you will get at least 90% of the info and story. The added bonus of this is you won't feel like killing your TV.