So, an odd thing happened.
I was setting my PVR to record Terra Nova and started to see commercials for the new season of House, which is on after TN. House is a show I enjoyed the first couple seasons of, but then the show got stupid, gimmicky and formulaic so I stopped watching it. But in the new season of House, he’s just gotten out of prison, most of the old cast are gone, and the show has pretty much reset itself to a fresh start.
So I started to record both Terra Nova and House.
Now, I don’t even bother to watch Terra Nova, but I adore House again.
I think that says it all. TN feels to me like Deep Space Nine (which was a good show), but without the elements that made DS9 good. The family drama and characters are flat, the mysteries around the show are boring, and the dinosaurs aren’t in it enough for me to care. They’re already doing old Trek plots I’ve seen a zillion times.
Maybe I’ll give it a shot again in the future, but sorry Terra Nova, I’m leaving you for House.