Thursday, December 2, 2010

British SF TV Flash - Primeval

Primeval is returning to BBC America New Year's Day. For those that missed it, the British SF series explores what happens when rips in the fabric of time starting popping open and spitting forth various critters from past and future.

I've had a love/hate relationship with Primeval in the past. It started out as pretty compelling and then jumped the megalodon in Series Three when main character Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall) bit it unexpectedly. Not that I was all that attached to either the character or the actor, but is seems that when he left he took all the writers with him. After that it became a drinking-game show, saved only by the awesomeness of Jason Flemyng and Ben Miller. (Who are both pretty damned awesome).

Miller's back, along with regulars Hannah Spearritt and Andrew-Lee Potts, and a new cast. Jason Flemyng makes a return at some point, but I suppose he's too busy off being awesome to show up earlier.

Jury's out as to whether the show returns to earlier form, but one thing's for sure, I'm definitely looking more forward to it than the Americanized version of Being Human *shudder*.

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