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March 20, 2007

Thoughts on ‘Primeval’ and other TV shows

Filed under: My Thoughts — Suramya @ 3:44 PM

Just watched the last episode of Primeval, which is a British production about a group of people investigating a series of anomalies which allow travel to the past and vice-versa that are popping up all over London.

It is an interesting series and I liked it but there are some things that they do in the series that don’t make sense and are really stupid/illogical.

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

In the first episode this kid finds this big shining thing (Looks like a big fractal) hanging in the air and the first thing he does is stick his head into it. He doesn’t try to toss anything into it to see if its dangerous or even put his hand through it, just sticks his head into it… How stupid is that? Then when the professor decides to take a stroll through the past, he just walks in without any gear to use in case the anomaly closes and they get stuck.

The most irritating thing is that they talk a lot about not changing the past but they don’t seem be doing anything to preserve it. In the last episode they decide to make a permanent outpost in the past to look for a particular anomaly (Nope won’t give away all the plot details. 😉 ) and the armed escort dies, so they decide to abort the mission (Which makes sense). So how do they go about it? They bury the guys over there, leave all the equipment there and just leave. They don’t care that by leaving the stuff there they might cause a paradox/mess up the future. The equipment they leave includes: Camera’s, tents, emergency rations and other stuff thats not bio degradable.

Then they kill a lot of the creatures that come through the anomaly. Shouldn’t that change the past? Since the creature was killed it can’t do what it was supposed to so the should timeline change right?

Other than these minor irritants the show is good. The special effects are good. The season ending was cool though, I am waiting for the next season which will probably come out in 2008.

The other show I really like is Heroes. That show is just plain awesome. Each episode makes you want to watch the next one. The next episode won’t be out for a month though so I have a long wait for my next hit.

I used to love ‘Lost‘ but I think the producers/writes got lost during the production. The show doesn’t make any sense anymore. They are introducing so many plot twists into the story that its become like a Jalabee (For those of you who are wondering what a Jalabee is, Its an Indian sweet and here’s a picture of it ) and stopped making sense. I have stopped watching it. They should have ended it in Season 2, there was no need to drag it out for the third season.

The next season of Doctor Who is starting in April and I can’t wait for it to start. The Doctor will have a new companion so it should be fun. Torchwood (A spin-off of Dr Who) is also supposed to have a new season but don’t know any details about that and I didn’t like it that much anyways so not that eager for it anyway.

Well this is all for now. Will post more later.

– Suramya

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