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Plenty to Like, Plenty to Dislike
While it doesn't offer any answers, it both thrills and makes you think.
The main problem with Terra Nova is that it had so much potential that was never realized. The show, which was quite an expensive production for network TV, needed to have amazing ratings to keep the episodes coming and sadly it never achieved those ratings and was cancelled very early on in its initial run. The show had other problems and was never able to arrive at a great high quality level, but it showed such promise towards the end of its season. When the last episode finally ends you wish there will be a second season to answer all of the new mysteries that are revealed in the final minutes of the Resistance, but sadly there is no more Terra Nova to be had. Overall, the performances were adequate with Stephan Lang's portrayal of Colonel Taylor probably being the best of the bunch. The stories could have had some better writing, but the plot, setting, and universe that they create is compelling and intriguing. The special effects are high quality for television and their sets are magnificent. Had the show continued, I would have been there to see how it all unfolded for at least another season, but as it stands here, Terra Nova is relegated to dwelling in its mediocrity and could-have-beens.
Because trying to make sense of this dreadful, over-hyped, under written piece of frelling dren has actually make me dumberer.The premise was: humans clinging to the edge in a world of dinosaurs.The actuality is: Look out! It's another Fantasysaurus Bulletproofus! Our guns, they do nothing! Again! A Pseudo-Science solution is required. Huzzah for Pseudo-Science! Again!No sense of frontier survival. Huge clean glazed and painted houses with waxed flooring, vast wardrobes of clean clothes, clean bedding, clean hair. Hard work is occasionally mentioned but rarely seen. Who built this colony? It's certainly not the mob of spineless, idle loafers currently inhabiting it.Far too much tedious politics and plot. Why did a group of settlers split off and how did they survive? Is Terra Nova in a different time stream from 2149 or not? Who made the strange rock markings? SPOILER: You won't care. You really, truly won't, because you have no reason to care about any of the idiotic, posturing plonkers involved."Teen" tribulations played out by the usual superannuated mob of 20-somethings desperately clinging to their lost youth. The love interests for both of our irksome teen protagonists are played by actors about seven years older than them - and they looks it - which is well into creepy territory.Mediocre to poor acting. Most of the supporting cast is tolerable enough, but Shelly Conn is simply dreadful, far too focused on ee-nun-cee-aye-ting her plummy drawl to actually put any character into the performance.Lazy, plagiaristic writing. Plots and whole lines are simply ripped off wholesale from other, better productions. It's no surprise that the dreadful Brannon Brago, the man who killed Star Trek, has his toxic finger in this festering pie. Characters are mere stereotypes, the dialogue is entirely exposition.Normally I'd bemoan the waste of talent, but there really isn't any in evidence.Terra Nova was rightfully put out of its misery and there's no need to mourn its passing.
I think it was a bad mistake that this show was cancelled, it was good quality and if it was given more time to get more popular it would have done very well. The concept was fresh and original. Too bad that somethings did not seem realistic but in the sense it does make sense because reality check people this will happen to earth if we do not become kinder to it. Maybe not this same scenario but still. Today we are so worried about the bottom line instead actually producing good things. I use to love cinema (movies and TV shows) but today it feels like there is no original thought and they rather have substance over quality now. These networks drop these good shows to put up slop TV shows like a zombie corner and many versions of CSI or NCIS that have the same kinds of stories in it, that even repeat in another crime show. I was watching Rizzoli and Isles the other day and realized that episode was almost the same from the NCIS show. I miss the shows like Gilmore girls, Terra Nova of course, West wing and many others. And Movies like Vampire Academy, The host, Dracula untold but they do not make these movies into Sequels. Instead they make 4 MOVIES of the Chipmunks movies that I think out of all of them the last one was kind of funny.
I barely managed to make to season 1 end. After 3rd episode i watched it "half eye", working at the same time. Still it was boring as hell. Despite the fact i love dinosaurs, love time travel, love sci-fi and all the stuff, those series made me feel disgust to people who made it. All, absolutely all scenario twists are cliché. There were not a single twist that was not obvious. Actors are playing so bad that it makes you feel it's a porn. Soldiers of the future are all dressed in Chinese plastic pads from nearest sports shop. My snowboard protection would make a better soldier costume. All the characters are stereotypical as hell and have the most boring motivation ever. Creators of that thing seem to have no respect to the viewer just as no love to the product they make. Moreover, but the rate of that thing seems like they're OK to buy votes at IMDb. Which is really really disgusting...There are bright spots probably. But things above are SO noticeable and SO disgusting that it makes you blind for anything else.