Is Terra Nova going to make it?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by gastrof, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey


    This show has kinda gotten a raw deal in terms of it's schedule. It started out well for a few weeks, then got bumped almost an hour by baseball. Then was off for a week and returns on Halloween. It took a big dip, ratings wise, this week...only a 2.1. Hopefully with tv back to normal it will get the viewers back or it's definitely a goner.
  2. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    Like I said a couple posts up, the screwy schedule turned me off the show. I used it as an excuse to stop watching it. If I had loved the show, I would have just got the missing show(s) off usenet.
  3. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    No, she wasn't "living" in the air duct; that's just where they hide her when the Family Gestapo (or whatever they were called) came by to make sure there were only two children.
  4. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

    Oct 13, 2002
    I nearly forgot about the Halloween ep. I normally watch it near-live, but this time the only reason I saw it that night is that I looked at the SP after fiddling on the internet. I wouldn't have seen it at all if I didn't have Tivo. Skipping weeks is the surest way to kill a show.
  5. philw1776

    philw1776 Active Member

    Jan 19, 2002
    Seacoast NH


    Rather than nit pick specifics, I'll say I agree with your stated premise that the TN characters respond rather oddly to life situations, especially the children. I'm a major SF and big time dinosaur fan and I've bailed on THE show I eagerly awaited. A travesty.
  6. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    20th Century Fox DID sue Universal. (There was a countersuit too.) Quick search (on wikipedia) didn't give citations though.
  7. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    Why is it that the Most Expensive Shows Ever Made so often skimp on the writing? (Movies, even more so.)
  8. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    I have lost interest. I realized it last night when I went to watch the last two episodes and got thru ten minutes and deleted them both. SP over.
  9. dwit

    dwit Active Member

    May 4, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    After vthe 2nd episode, I started losing interest. I think I may have watched the third(that's how memorable it's become).

    Have not really had an inclination to even click on the show recorded Monday.

    After episode 2, I predicted the show would not last 2 complete seasons.
  10. sieglinde

    sieglinde Active Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Sebastopol, CA
    I am still watching it but it does belong on the Family Network with all the other teen angst dramas.
  11. stahta01

    stahta01 Simple Member

    Dec 23, 2001
    Fort Wayne,...

    Tim S.
  12. RMBittner

    RMBittner Member

    Aug 19, 2003
    I wanted to like this more than I actually am.

    I'm finding the whole "Sixers" angle reminiscent of the "Others" on Lost...while I find the Sixers more interesting than "the Others," they still draw attention away from the main characters. And, frankly, the main characters and their stories are proving to be not all that interesting. I was hoping for something along the lines of Primeval, a BBCAmerica import that I really enjoyed. It doesn't come close.

    Part of the dramatic problem, for me, is that their actions have no bearing whatsoever on the human race that they left behind. They're in a different time-line (somehow), so they're starting fresh and there are no consequences for the future. But the whole idea of how what's done in the past can alter the "real" future is one of the great catalysts for dramatic tension in SF. Without it. . . meh.

    Another problem for me is that they've been sent back to create a new and better future for humanity. Yet they've introduced fuel-burning vehicles into a prehistoric age! How is that starting off on a "better" foot? Never mind all the high-powered weaponry or the fact that, a decade or so in, they're already involved in a civil war of sorts. This is "terra," yes, but there's nothing "nova" about it.

    At least the digital effects are much better rendered than on "V," where it was obvious that there was hardly a real set -- or even a real floor -- in sight anywhere the aliens lived or worked. (This is also a trap that "Once Upon a Time" is falling into whenever it shows the fairy-tale half of the story.)

  13. Gromit

    Gromit Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 1999
    Atlanta, GA
    I wanted to like it, but it's really just not that good.

    I like big budget sci-fi movies. But I can't think of a sci-fi tv show that I've liked since Battlestar Galactica when I was a kid. As expensive as this show is to produce, I'm constantly reminded that it feels like a cheap tv show. Maybe it's the writing.
  14. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    They need to kill off everybody under 18.
  15. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I like the show, but not as much as I had hoped. The last episode was kind of boring actually. I'll keep it for now (my daughter really likes it) but not holding out much hope that this is going to be great.
  16. kettledrum

    kettledrum Active Member

    Nov 17, 2003
    Fishers, IN
    Is there a thread for this week's episode? That probably gives you an indication right there of how well it's doing.
  17. Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy Active Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    high desert...
    I have to agree with this. I fully expect the thirteen hours that they have made to be shown in the current timeslot, but the prospects for renewal seem remote.

    When I think of what they could have done with the concept, compared to what they DID do with it, I become sad and disappointed. Not really for the sake ot Terra Nova, but because this is yet another nail in the coffin of science fiction on network television. It will send a message to TV execs everywhere to steer clear of SF.:( They'll blame the genre and not the treatment.:(:(
  18. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

    Oct 13, 2002
    ^This. What bugs me is they'll probably replace TN with some stupid (un)reality show, or maybe 2 stupid sitcons.
  19. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    That would be better for me. I will probably continue watching this show until it ends even though I'm not that fond of it. I will keep anxiously awaiting the moment when the plot "kicks into high gear" and becomes interesting. At least if it's some dumb show, I won't even watch it and be doomed for inevitable emotional letdown.
  20. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    We got halfway through the episode where the people in the remote outpost were losing their memories and got interrupted by something. That was several weeks ago, and we haven't bothered going back to finish that episode or watch any subsequent episodes. I really like the concept and had high hopes for this show, but so far the execution is just falling flat. I don't care about any of the characters and the plots have just been boring.

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