You know there are a lot of shows that, in the history of television, have fallen short of the word… how do you say it? Oh yes… “good”. I expected Terra Nova to be in the same category. I have spent years studying television shows and my predictions of show failures are as storied as Nostradamus. I thought that Terra Nova was going to flop like a John Kerry speech on the economy. I could not have been more WRONG. Like a bowl of oatmeal, on the surface it may look like old Guatemalan mush, but it is a delicious breakfast staple. That is exactly what Terra Nova is to TV.The premise is basically that the future is so messed up people have to wear masks and are in complete despair. A little hippie, but fine. We, meaning America, find a hole in the time fabric (no, Doc and Marty McFly are not there), and go back 85 million years. The show, really, at least to this point, doesn’t have that much to do with dinosaurs. It actually brings up interesting moral questions about ends justifying the means, and what other garbage phrases the English majors like to make up to make it interesting. There are tons of guns out of Halo, and these strangely hot Indian women with English accents. Further, it is like a cross-between Swiss Family Robinson and 24. You have Commander Nathaniel Taylor who is like Jack Bauer – except he is massacring both bad guys and dinosaurs.
In summation, as much as it seems like Terra Nova might have turned into a three month old tunafish sandwich, it is actually a fantastic show. It’s got action, a good story line, and yes, some dinosaurs. Everyone likes dinosaurs. Can you think of someone who didn’t like Jurassic Park? Nobody… because it was awesome. This is like Jurassic Park minus the Goldbloom. Check it out on FOX – you will not be disappointed.
Goddamn it, I love dinosaurs,