Primeval S02E05 (ITV)
Primeval is a British science fiction drama television program produced by Impossible Pictures for ITV.
The first episode was broadcast on 10th February 2007, and was renewed
for a second series by ITV, which started on 12th January 2008.
The series follows a team of scientists who investigate anomalies in time
and deal with the creatures that travel through. The team of five is
led by Professor Nick Cutter, a palaeontologist determined to find his
wife, who disappeared while investigating an anomaly in the Forest of Dean eight years previously.
As much as the premise sounds ridiculous, the series is actually
quite good. Things really get interesting when the predator from the
future arrives in our timeline and wreaks havoc. There is also the
enigmatic Helen, Dr. Nick Cutter’s ex-wife, who travels between times.
She’s trying to get to the future era, but spends most of her time in
the Permian Era.
I actually like the second series a lot more than the new season of Torchwood, and that’s saying a lot. The actors are good in Primeval and they have good chemistry, something that is completely absent from Torchwood.
To confound matters even further, Dr. Cutter changed something by
traveling into the past. Claudia Brown is missing and no one knows of
her. He might have just stepped into an alternate worldline. However, clues are shown that there might be other time traveling agents involved. This show is really getting good.
Most definitely, Primeval is way better that the current season of Torchwood. Primeval is better than the first season of Torchwood.
There are better action scenes, the script is better and it’s just
plain more entertaining. The team is interesting and although Connor,
Cutter and Stephen’s lovelife is a part of the show, it’s part of the
fun. Connor is just the über geek. Stephen is still sleeping with
Helen, behind Cutter’s back. Cutter doesn’t know what to do about the
Claudia Brown mystery.