Terra Nova premieres tonight, and the reviews are in: It's the perfect opportunity to dust off the Jurassic Park material and make some dinosaur jokes! Every review mentions the show's attempts to be a "family drama," and things get more repetitive from there.
How Do the Dinosaurs Compare to the Humans?
"Terra Nova’s Challenge: Make Humans as Extraordinary as Dinosaurs" [Wired]
"Terra Nova is going to have to find a way to make its human characters seem as lifelike as its dinosaurs." [USA Today]
"The dinosaurs seem real, but the people don’t." [WP]
Surely There Are Other Unflattering Comparisons to Be Made:
"It's starting to feel like the show has been in development since the dinosaurs walked the earth." [HitFix]
" ... the dinosaurs may not be the only things at Terra Nova to become extinct." [USA Today]
"Steven Spielberg's stamp on Terra Nova is as hard to miss as a dinosaur footprint." [SF Gate]