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Primeval: Season 1 (2007)

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Average Rating: 6.2/10
Reviews Counted: 7
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 2

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Average Rating: 6.2/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 2

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Average Rating: 3.5/5
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Season Info

When mysterious discrepancies in Britain's time/space/continuum begin to occur, zoologist Nick Cutter and his band of assistants begin to investigate. However, unbeknownst to the team, prehistoric creatures have used the breakdown in time to set foot in the present day. Featuring state-of-the-art special effects, but grounded by a very human love story - "Primeval" is compelling viewing for the whole family.

Network: BBC

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Episodes

1
Air date: Aug 9, 2008

Leapin' Lizards

In the series opener, a dinosaur sighting is investigated by evolutionary zoologist Nick Cutter and his team.

2
Air date: Aug 16, 2008

Underground Infestation

The team searches unused tunnels in the London Underground after a giant spider attacks a cleaner.

3
Air date: Aug 23, 2008

Helen Makes Contact

Nick worries about his wife as prehistoric reptiles invade swimming pools, cellars and reservoirs via space-time anomalies.

4
Air date: Aug 30, 2008

Dodo Madness

Ancient parasites that could devastate the human race are discovered in a group of dodos.

5
Air date: Sep 6, 2008

Ptera-ble News

A prehistoric winged reptile appears above a golf course; Connor and Abby search for Rex in the nearby woods.

6
Air date: Sep 13, 2008

Future Foe

Helen resurfaces with news implicating a predator from the future as the culprit behind numerous disappearances.

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (2)

Dinosaurs can stomp and giant spiders sting, and Stephen can look like Zac Efron's older brother, but if everyone on the screen is acting like it's all just an unfortunate situation to be dealt with, well, then, so will we.

February 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times

This show could evolve into something more interesting than a guilty pleasure.

February 10, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post

Using scientific mumbo-jumbo as an excuse to do Jurassic Park Lite, Primeval stirs up a strange but mostly entertaining brew.

February 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety

Primeval mixes elements of Jurassic Park and Stargate, rarely taking itself seriously while also warning of the consequences of not confronting these threats to mankind.

February 10, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

If nothing else, this dinosaur-obsessed drama is a pleasing option in a TV landscape with too few non-Disney alternatives for families with kids in the 7 to 12 age range.

February 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

It's a rollicking adventure with decent special effects and better stories and character development than, say, Sci Fi Channel's Eureka.

February 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It definitely won't make you forget about Lost.

February 10, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times

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