Primeval (2007–2011)

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When strange anomalies in time start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team have to help track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past.

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 Connor Temple / ... (36 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Abby Maitland / ... (36 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 James Lester (36 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Helen Cutter (25 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Captain Becker (23 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Jenny Lewis / ... (19 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Nick Cutter (16 episodes, 2007-2009)
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When strange anomalies in time start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team have to help track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past.

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At the end of the last episode in Season one, it is revealed that Nick Cutter's trip back in time to the Permian Period changed the "present", with only he knowing the truth. The character Claudia Brown no longer exists, but has now morphed into Jenny Lewis (also played by Lucy Brown) and there is now the existence of the ARC - the Anomaly Research Centre. The remainder of the seasons play out in this altered time-line. See more »

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5 March 2007 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Interesting premise - 'anomalies' popping up in diverse parts of London. These anomalies are naturally (one supposes) occurring portals to the past. The perfect plot devices - they remain for a limited time only. Just long enough for creatures to arrive and create a bit of mayhem. To date these have been prehistoric eras that ensure dinosaurs and other rabid fauna can come through and wreak havoc. We've had a diverse array of battling creatures that include giant centipedes, spiders and dodos. Yes, dodos. But, if you're looking for originality, you can stop reading and look elsewhere. Everything is game for these writers. Episode 4, with our rambunctious dodos, included hilarious thievery from Stargate, SG1.

The cast is adequate with stock characters. The suited bureaucrat who thrives on secrecy and SWAT teams; tousle haired professor who touts various theories; goofy geekoid student who insinuates himself into the proceedings. Et al. All moving under the premise, as with SG1, that all of this can be kept secret from a public sure to panic and riot if revealed. A rather more interesting character is the professor's long lost wife - found to be jumping among timelines and having the ability to predict where and when one will open.

But the bottom line is this: it's fun. It's not great, and it's not replete with originality. But you will probably go back each week for more. After all, what competition is there? Under these criteria I give it 6 out of 10.


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