Primeval

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Primeval
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Primeval, a high-budget series, follows Professor Nick Cutter and his team as they investigate anomalies in time found in the Forest of Dean. An unfortunate side-effect of the anomalies is that dinosaurs are moving through them and into the present time, making the team's investigations that much more stressful. Cutter's wife also disappears while investigating the anomalies and he makes it his mission to find and save her. This series originally aired on ITV and begins on BBC America on August 9, 2008.

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  • What were they expecting to happen. . .

    3.0
    . . .when they gutted an ensemble cast, especially by removing the more notable characters?



    There was always some internal consistency issues but they were generally easy to overlook, well until the end of season 2.

    From that point; the series had an amateur feel to it and not in the good way -'amateurs trying to deal with anomalies' but instead 'amateurs trying to write and make a series about incompetents trying to deal with anomalies'.



    The characters and the organizations were written as incompetent so the writers could create drama and series 'development' but they did it so much and to such an extent that I found it completely unbelievable that the protagonists could quite successfully deal with every anomaly situation.

    It was like Superman getting defeated by 'bank robber #3' every single time.



    Things got a bit better during season 4 but then Emily and all the random BS type of stuff from Season 3 turned up again.

    Remember when team members needed to have a military background. . .even people as experienced as Abby and Connor? it was the starting premise for an entire damn episode -but when an arrogant aristocrat from a time before telephones and light bulbs wants on -It's like the 'rule' never existed.



    We once again got stereotypical cardboard cut out characters, massive incompetence and one dimensional character 'development'.



    TL;DR: Enjoyed the premise and the first season but it turned to utter garbage after season 2, to not so bad garbage during season 4 and then back to utter garbage again.moreless
  • BRING BACK PRIMEVAL

    10
    For every Primeval fan there is a petition up to bring it back please go sign it

    If you have Facebook look for Alexander Tran and look down the page and you will find a thing written ipetitions click on it!



  • Bring it BACK!!! PLEASE!

    10
    I don't understand why wouldn't you bring it back? It had over 5 million views per episode which is more than an average US show going for like 50 seasons. What is wrong with you guys!! I keep watching the old seasons over and over again. Know every line that's ever been said by the main characters! PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!!!
  • Bring it back please! - Great writing, Great casting and great special effects!

    10
    Really miss this show, currently watching the re-runs from the beginning. I can't beleive something this good has not been continued. There is so much rubbish TV out there, that it's a shame not to continue this show. Compelling viewing. Here's an idea, seeing as people can come and go in time, bring back Cutter (not only intelligent but sexy too!)

    I amongst others are waiting for it to pick up where it left off.........

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  • The Best TV Show Ever

    10
    Primeval is, by far, the best television show I have ever seen. It has excellent special effects, nearly as good as movies such as Jurassic Park. It also has a very complex and interesting story, which makes you want to continue watching it. But perhaps most importantly, in my opinion, it features plenty of lesser-known prehistoric animals, including my favorite dinosaur, the Troodon. It also features some animals from the future, which I felt was really creative and unique. Overall, Primeval is the best television series of all time, in my opinion, and if it ever gets renewed for a sixth series, I will definitely be watching it.moreless
  • LUCY BROWN REPRISES HER ROLE AS JENNY IN THE FIFTH SEASON OF PRIMEVAL THIS WEEKEND. TO FIND OUT MORE WE CALLED HER FOR A CHAT...

    Interview: Lucy Brown on Her Primeval Return

    Lucy Brown reprises her role as Jenny in the fifth season of Primeval this weekend. To find out more we called her for a chat...

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