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I though it would be rubbish,
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This review is from: Primeval - Series 1 & 2 Box Set [DVD] (DVD)
I have to admit that I've avoided this series like the plague, I really did think this series would be rubbish - I was wrong.
I caught a couple of back-to-back episodes from season three and suddenly realised what I'd been missing. It was not in fact, as I thought, a series just designed to keep children happy in the afternoon; it definitely seems to be aimed at an older audience.
Season one consists of six episodes, season two consists of seven.
Season one opens with Professor Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall), who has been unable to come to terms with the disappearance of his wife Helen (Juliet Aubrey) eight years previously, heading out to the Forest of Dean with tracker Stephen Hart (James Murray) and archaeology student Connor Temple (Andrew Lee Potts) to investigate reports of a large animal roaming free. Soon to be fired zookeeper Abby Maitland (Hannah Spearritt) hears of an unusual flying reptile which a young boy has taken as a pet. She too heads out to the Forest of Dean.
It would seem that this reptile has come through an anomaly; the same type of anomaly that Cutter's wife was investigating up when she disappeared. This reptile is not the only thing which has come through the anomaly. It is up to Cutter and his team, along with Abby Maitland, to sort out the ensuing problems.
The anomalies apparently can open anywhere, at any time, without warning. Cutter and his new team are hired by the government to secretly find these anomalies and any creatures which may have come through them. Their government controller/liaison Sir James Lester is played by Ben Miller.
Season two follows in the same mould.
It's actually a lot better than I've made it sound but I don't want to give away any spoilers and ruin it anyone who hasn't seen this programme - and I'm the type of person that doesn't usually go to these types of programmes and I think this is great.