Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:47 AM
That should be good. I hope they really do something about the realism so that it won't be so cheesy. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the show enough, but some of the cheesyness was just. . . absurd, to say the least. LOL, I remember laughing watching these ginormous creatures expending so much energy for tiny little morsels. LOL, these blood thirsty creatures stomping around making all kinds of scary noises who will fight to their own death just to kill a tiny little human, LOLOLOL. The absurdity just screams. First of all, the primary reason we are not hunted by wild creatures is because we are not an instinctive source of food for creatures used to killing other wild animals. So, exactly how common a food source are we going to seem to dinosaur that has never seen us before? We're not going to seem like a food source, and the animal not being in it's own territory is more than likely going to hide and look for a way to return to more familiar surroundings, not stomp through the city roaring and killing any and every human being it lays eyes on LOLOLOLOL.
Another little annoyance is, even if I could accept that these prehistoric beasts would hunt humans, they aren't going to do it by stomping and roaring all kinds of noise, quickly and bloodily dispatching all humans they see except the main stars with whom they always pause for a moment before attempting to kill them even often stopping a full on charge just to pause for a moment before attempting to kill them. I'm telling you, the show made laugh sometimes because of the cheesyness. I mean, how does the writing honestly believe they get away with this ridiculous *****. I guess because us sci-fi lovers are a . . . an understanding bunch. We realize that most of our shows will be somewhat unrealistic and cheesy at times, so we tolerate it. And Primeval was fairly decent show, so I tolerated the utter absurdity this show demonstrated sometimes. I mean it was no Stargate saga, LOLOL, it was better than SGU though. It was no Dr. Who or even Sarah Jane Smith Adventures, but it still had it's charm, and it kept me watching.
You know, in reality, Dr. Breshear was right. Using those anomalies as energy sources was not a bad idea at all. It was just his unrealistic pushing of it to happen so soon. In fact, to say that they don't want to understand those anomalies intricately, just defend against the creatures was absurd in of itself. That's like not trying the experiment of Democracy because you're afraid of opening a Pandora's box that could send the entire nation into upheaval and anarchy. I mean they're there, they exist, understanding every aspect of their physics would behoove them, and may prove to be of utmost importance one day. Nothing wrong with understanding something.
Oh yeah, one other thing I thought was incredibly cheesy, what in the world is up with that girl saving those creature's lives at the expense of human life, and nobody says anything, she expressed no guilt or regret that her actions of saving a creature in a somewhat unsecured situation caused the death of people and nearly the death of the entire team. I feel her, I understand, there's no reason to kill a creature if it's not absolutely necessary under most conditions, but when in certain situations, it's better not to risk the lives of human beings just to pat yourself on the back as being a considerate animal lover. I mean the show progressed and people reacted as though that girl was right in her actions to save animals despite them causing the deaths of people because she saved them. I mean on the submarine alone, it was just absurd. We're going to save a raptor on a submarine in a room that obviously wasn't very secure at all only to kill it later anyway, but only after it killed like 4 people and put the whole team at risk of being killed. All so this girl could say, "I saved one, I'm so enlightened." It's these things that are so cheesy about this show. Oh, and that submarine is not an isolated incident on this show, I just don't remember a lot of other examples because it's been over a year since I last watched this show at at the end of season 3.
Anyhow, despite all of it's annoyances, the show still draws me in and I enjoy it. It's hard for me to take it seriously though seeing dinosaurs stomping around like demon-possessed banshee lunatics killing people as fast and as noisily as they possibly can. Slamming into buildings and vehicles even when their bodies and heads are not shaped properly to do that without considerable injury. lOLOL, geez I laugh every time I think about it, it's so absurd, LOLOL. But I think the show gives a good long-term storyline. It's got some good episodic storylines, and the characters are lovable enough, although I think their development in seasons 1 through 3 were much better. They seemed more realistic.
Also, I still cannot figure out exactly what that girl's job is. I mean I think it was the boy and the girl just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and somehow got mixed up with the whole thing, if I remember correctly. The boy proved his worth by demonstrating his expertise on prehistoric creatures, and the girl, I have no earthly idea why she was part of the group. I guess she was a just another gun to help out with capturing creatures, or at least that's how she seemed in seasons 4 and 5. However, and it seems kind of funny to me, they wanted to kick out the boy, who was obviously worth something because of his expertise in prehistoric creatures and apparently computer science and physics, but the girl, who has no obvious worth or special contribution they wanted to keep? LOL, I find this kind of funny as well. I understand that I may have merely forgotten her place in this whole thing, but still, she didn't really seem to have anything to particular contribute. Anyhow, no big deal, I've come to expect this kind of thing out of this show, and it still has not lost it's charm. So indeed, I hope they do come out with this spin-off because I'm sure I will enjoy it. Now if they got rid of a few of the more ridiculous parts and made them more believable, I think the show would be just be that much better.