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@Melissa Crocker - I totally agree. This is one show that I always look forward to watching.
I'm with you. I've found the show to be dull beyond words and the lead characters among the least rounded of any series. I'm also caught in a time-vortex here. By inhabiting the world years (millions of years) before they are supposed to, isn't there an enormous chance they'll change the future just by being there. Added to which it's proven that the vegetation at the time of the dinosaurs was scaled up in proportion to the beasts that ate it.....
I hate that a sci fi series disappoints so much (Stargate Universe was the last that did), but really, it deserves to go.
What is the chance that this over acted hodge podge will not come back next season?
The Josh character and story line have become tedious, and too much of the show has been devoted to them. Where's a Slasher when you need one?
Just think of the drama\conflict then - Jim must come to grips with the death of his son while also trying to fight off an invasion from the future.
Biggest complaint of the show - no Walking Dead.
Lets talk after the 2 hour finale..
this may be one of the worst shows on tv. Jim Shannon is the most unlikable character i have seen in my life. you know the character development is awful when you are rooting for Lucas to wipe out all of Terra Nova, especially the Shannon family.
Blake, every review is going to be an opinion. If not, then all you will be doing is stating what happened in the episode. Check out our episode recaps for that. You may not agree with some of my negative opinions of Terra Nova, so let us know what you loved about the episode. There are definitely aspects of the show that I enjoy, as witnessed by my review above.
My son and I have watched every episode. To date, we have yet to see any redeeming qualities in Josh. He's whiny, he regularly disobeys his parents by lying and stealing, and he's pining over a girl in 2149 who he's known for SIX MONTHS yet says he loves. All the while, he's got a fairly attractive young lady right there in Terra Nova in Skye (her being the mole notwithstanding).
I agree that the pacing and stories in the last three or so episodes have picked up, but the thing I can't seem to get over is this - how is it that all these people can go living and sneaking around in the woods that by rights should be infested with dinosaurs. The pteradons at the beginning of this episode and the brachiosaurs in the one scene (pardon my ignorance if I got the species wrong) were the only dinosaurs shown last night. I had thought the colony would interact with the local life more, but that life seems to be an afterthought in the series.
I believe your problem with Terra Nova is that you want a shoot em up, beat em up violent show. What we have is a family oriented imaginative show that I love. Each week we see characters care about and support each other, sometimes struggling with doing what may be right and or wrong in that support. Of course problems aren't solved like Castle or Jane, they're in the dinosaur age for heaven's sake. Bad acting? Taylor is fantastic in his ruling over Terra Nova and we find out more about him everyweek. The rest may not be great actors but at the least I'd call them good.
I'm actually not looking forward to young Taylor's involvement. I would rather see them struggle to exist with the dinosaurs and the unknown outside of the gates than bring in the evil humans because that's been done over and over and it's pretty predictable. The quality that made the show unique will be lost with a bunch of rich, selfish bad guys from the future running around.
Can't a show just be something
The series was enjoyable. The actors were great and no less. Each characters back story have been unfolded and made sense in connection with the story line as a whole. I really don't understand how you do not understand anything about Jim when all the previous episode showed who Jim really is. He cared about his family and he would do all he can to protect them. As an example, remember the very first episode???? He did what he could do to protect his youngest daughter from being caught. That already in itself tells a lot about who Jim really is as a person..If you didn't notice.
About Jim's work as a detective; this is Terra Nova, which supposedly existed waaaay back some millions of years ago. They didn't really bring with them a concrete system for detective work, if you didn't notice. Your logic about how detectives from other thrillers solve their case is less of logic than itself. (So, like castle, in order to solve a mystery based a small population such as Terra Nova, he must
I think this show should have have gone with a 6 episode season, with the story they had to work with all those filler "problem" episodes were just unnecessary.
That was a very bad review; I don't really feel like putting the time to explain every single reason why it was a bad review, but overall: you came into the review with a negative attitude (which you apparently have done before)... And by doing that, you basically re-classified this from a review to a bunch of random writing about a t.v. episode... Your review has absolutely no merit because your emotions about the show have clouded everything (or your emotions about previous episodes)... I can't imagine anyone who would enjoy reading the review or anyone who would find it helpful.
So, in the future, if you go into a review with an extremely negative attitude (or any type of pre-existing negative emotions), you simply shouldn't write it; because it's really not a review; it's just a bunch of useless tainted opinions.
"Let's start with the best of the best. Ashley Zukerman was fantastic this week as his Lucas Taylor finally got a bit more screen time. He was a pretty great villain in this hour, as his character proved to be creepy, funny, smart, and emotional. Zukerman combined all of that into the best performance we've seen on this show to date.
Between constantly referring to Skye as "Bucket," wanting to destroy his father for what happened to his mom, and destroying all of those nobodies with a sonic wave, it's just a shame that it took until the 10th episode to introduce such an interesting character to a series so lacking in them."
Yeah he is pretty amazing. I'm just so happy he is doing well in the US otherwise I would be extremely angry about Edwards killing off his character on RUSH so he could have these opportunities. He will always be Michael Sandrelli to me but I do like his portrayal of Lucas Taylor. He definitely brings a sense of mystery to the show and there is always that ador
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