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Primeval: Volume 1 (DVD)]]>
Primeval was created by Britain's ITV as a big-budget primetime Saturday rival to the success of the BBC's Doctor Who. But unlike some efforts to buy big ratings, there's actually a lot of entertainment throughout the series. The crux of the show surrounds a series of strange creatures from both the future and the past who appear to be roaming around in the present day. So what's going on? And what can be done about the dinosaur-esque creatures, big insects, and assorted parasitic life forms that are suddenly roaming the Earth? That's where professor Nick Cutter and his team come in, and the fun really begins.
A surprisingly human action-drama, Primeval clearly draws influence from Doctor Who, and while it never really threatens to rival it, it is nonetheless a good show in its own right. The special effects are suitably smart, but, more importantly, there's also a half-decent script at the heart of things, and that really does help lift the show.
The second season finds Cutter and his team once again dealing with creatures quite literally out of their time. But this time, Primeval has a few more tricks up its sleeve. Because while the convention for much of season 1 was that the creatures that faced Cutter and his crew were arriving from the past, this time round there are monsters from the future to worry about too. Cue the likes of a woolly mammoth on the motorway, and a raptor-esque chase around a shopping center. The show then blends in some twisty narratives surrounding the characters themselves, which--while not particularly intricate or surprising--do keep up the fun, and it does its best to throw as much at the screen as it can. Primeval is very good fun, worth rewatching, and suitable for family viewing too. --Jon Foster
but not enough to pay $1.99 an expisode already seen all seasons on BBC for freePublished 11 days ago by Carol
Light. Smart. Silly at times. Fun. Dinosaurs!! No gore. well there was the hair ball thing in the Jaws part. No cheese. Convincing monsters except maybe the giant earthworms. Read morePublished 16 days ago by earthling
Only watched this first volume and although I love anything dinosaur I don't know if I'll continue. I liked all the characters but plot seemed to just repeat itself. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joan E Randolph
I was so sad when this show was cancelled - and on a cliffhanger, no less. Why do networks do that?
I already had all of these seasons on iTunes but wanted to watch them... Read more
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Hmm. I'm wondering the same. I think it just may be weird british wording. Just like "series 1 and 2". I assume that they mean seasons 1 and 2 there. Primeval is just one series after all.
Aug 23, 2008 by Amazon Customer | See all 7 posts
You are correct. Things have been edited out of the DVD and it's not just a US thing either. So far I know that songs in certain scene were taken out and replaced with music that is low cost and doesn't fit the scene as well. I wish I could find a site that tells us everything that has been cut... Read More
May 30, 2011 by Vivian Rose | See all 2 posts
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Are there any subtitles and or close captions for series one?
Nov 16, 2010 by Thomas Eleam | See all 2 posts