Seeing as Jurassic World has been out in theaters for some time now, I can't help but wonder how many people are checking into Netflix and rewatching the first (and unfortunately the only) season of Terra Nova in order to satisfy their cravings for some prehistoric-dinosauric action. What, you've never heard of it? Come on, I can't be the only one who misses this show!
I've been known to like some pretty cheesy shows, I'll admit, but Terra Nova was the kind of cheesy that some of us associate with the classics! I have always been crazy about dinosaurs--Jurassic Park, The Lost World, and Jurassic Park III (don't judge) were some of my favorite "grown up" movies that I would watch with my parents back in the day! And now Jurassic World (which has re-re-sparked my obsession with dinosaurs) is making a killing in the box office! And you're lying if you say that there wasn't at least a little bit of cheese in Jurassic World....
~Not gonna lie, I might go see it a few more times in theaters just for the experience.~
I think Terra Nova was just a little ahead of its time, which is why its reception was not as spectacular as the network would have liked. If that show had been released maybe two-or-so years later (it aired in 2011), or even if they had continued the series, we would be on our way to watching season three or four and this article would not have to exist. Not to mention, the network would be able to ride the explosion of dinosaur-enthusiasm from Jurassic World for seasons to come! But I guess hindsight is always 20-20, right? It's like when Fox cancelled the series Firefly.
~ Hey, wait a minute, didn't Terra Nova air on Fox, too? Hmmm seems they have a track record for cancelling awesome shows... ~
I wonder how many fans like me are out there, waiting to see what happens in the badlands... I seem to have written the only article on the subject thus far, so in all fairness, maybe people really didn't like TN... Nah, I think that tons of people were secretly fond of the show!
And for those of you who have never watched Terra Nova, open up your Netflix and give it a peek. Don't be shy; just because a critic calls something "as corny and cheesy as a family-sized portion of cheesy corn nachos," that doesn't mean that you won't absolutely love it! I've heard it said many times that things taste 10 times better when they're covered in cheese! Go ahead, immerse yourself in the scrumptious cheesiness! Indulge in that urge--especially if you're having dino-withdrawals! Terra Nova really is an exciting, action packed, 13 episode long adventure, and although it is a little corny at times, it's a show you'll fall in love with.
I know I did!