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Terra Nova

Season 1 Episode 2

Genesis - Part 2

13
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 26, 2011 on FOX
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8.2
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443 votes
  • Well, great dinosaur effects and an interesting concept and lots of potential. The bad? Man,loaded withcliches and questionable scripting.

    5.0

    Well, great dinosaur effects and an interesting concept and lots of potential. The bad? Man,loaded withcliches and questionable scripting.


    I mean, where to begin. The teenage son, who is so concerned that his dad is coming with the family through a time portal, but then is so angry at his dad for...the way in which he tried to protect his daughter? Within a day of arriving, both the son and elder daughter both conveniently have love interests? A bunch of kids are caught outside the compound in dangerous dinosaur land and the doctor mother insists on going on the dangerous mission to get them. When told no way, she says he's my son and I'm coming...well, that would certainly override a strict military protocol in real life, now wouldn't it.


    Oh, and to top it all off, apparently some of the thrill seeking teenagers have been sneaking out of the tightly run military-multiple-guards-surveillance-camera-facility for god knows how long, and video evidence of them doing this is not discovered until the time they happen to go out and get into danger?? Please.


    I don't want to be hard on this show and want to like it, but this kind of cliched and unbelievable plotting, everything but the kitchen sink into the first episode (conveniently there is, of course, a rogue group of humans who have broken off from the main group, with sinister motives...because having dangerous dinosaurs hanging around and countless other dangers of colonizing a prehistoric world just aren't enough) isn't helping.


    Maybe if they didn't have a gazillion executive producers, that would help. Hopefully, like The Event, it will improve over the course of the season and hopefully, unlike The Event, it won't be too late.


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