History YMMV / Primeval

6th Oct '16 4:01:26 PM SpaceHunterDrakeRedcrest
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: A lot. A fan favourite is when Lester [[spoiler: fights a Future Predator and kills it with the help of a mammoth.]]
** Matt's [[spoiler: face off with a T-rex on the back of a truck.]] is probably the best from s4&5.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Oh, ''so'' many.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming: [[spoiler: When Connor and Abby are trapped up a tree in the Cretaceous]]
15th May '16 6:58:28 AM fearlessnikki
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* AlasPoorScrappy: Connor's friend Tom

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* AlasPoorScrappy: Connor's friend TomTom who, despite being an annoying character who was TooDumbToLive, got a shockingly sad death.



* AuthorsSavingThrow: A few complaints fans had about Season 4 were addressed in Season 5. Some of which included the conspicuous lack of extras in scenes in the cities, Abby and Connor not acting like a couple and excessive focus on Matt.



* BaseBreaker: Abby became a big one in Season 4, with many fans feeling she TookALevelInJerkass and there was a lot of forced conflict between her and Connor - most of which was her being antagonistic towards him. This was fixed in Season 5.



* MostAnnoyingSound: If I hear that Wilhelm scream one more fucking time...
** Thankfully, this sound effect was eradicated from the show after Series 2.

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* MostAnnoyingSound: If I hear that The overuse of the Wilhelm scream one more fucking time...
** Thankfully, this sound effect
Scream in Season 1, but it was eradicated from the show after Series lessened in Season 2.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Sarah was quite a fun character - with knowledge about various myths and legends, and how they related to the creatures from the anomalies. Unfortunately, she's only in Season 3. This is due to Laila Rouass not wanting to move to Ireland to film after production changed to the BBC. [[spoiler: So she's killed offscreen between seasons]].
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The issues of Cutter being attracted to Jenny as a ReplacementGoldfish don't get much of a chance to be explored, as both Douglas Henshall and Lucy Brown leave the show in Season 3.



* UglyCute: The baby future critters at the end of S1.

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* UglyCute: UglyCute:
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The baby future critters at the end of S1.
25th Aug '15 1:26:13 PM Digifiend
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** It's a shame "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x26O237kP8 All Sparks]]" was used only for the first season end credits. The later seasons, as well as the DVDs, use the opening theme instead.

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** It's a shame "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x26O237kP8 All Sparks]]" was used only for the first season end credits. The later seasons, as well as the DVDs, [=DVDs=], use the opening theme instead.
25th Aug '15 1:25:32 PM Digifiend
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** It's a shame "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x26O237kP8 All Sparks]]" was used only for the first season end credits.

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** It's a shame "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x26O237kP8 All Sparks]]" was used only for the first season end credits. The later seasons, as well as the DVDs, use the opening theme instead.
9th Aug '15 12:07:06 PM fearlessnikki
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* ActorAllusion: Abby is played by Hannah Spearritt, who before this was best known for being a member of the band S Club 7. In the Season 4 premier, when she turns on music in an arena to distract a dinosaur, what plays? "Don't Stop Moving" by S Club 7.

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* ActorAllusion: ActorAllusion:
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Abby is played by Hannah Spearritt, who before this was best known for being a member of the band S Club 7. In the Season 4 premier, when she turns on music in an arena to distract a dinosaur, what plays? "Don't Stop Moving" by S Club 7.



** In the season 3 finale Connor gets injured when he's not ready for a grenade's explosion. The same thing happened to Andrew Lee Potts in ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' [[spoiler: though at least he lived this time around]].



* HoYay: Nick and Stephen are pretty well suited for this. Especially given that Stephen's fairly quiet and has known Cutter for roundabout 10 years and thus has an interesting tendency to communicate with him via long, meaningful gazes.

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* HoYay: HoYay:
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Nick and Stephen are pretty well suited for this. Especially given that Stephen's fairly quiet and has known Cutter for roundabout 10 years and thus has an interesting tendency to communicate with him via long, meaningful gazes.


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** And in Season 5 Abby's disapproval of Connor spending so much time around Philip is played a bit like a LoveTriangle.
6th Apr '15 10:56:44 PM nombretomado
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* FandomRivalry / FriendlyFandoms: With ''DoctorWho''. At first, there was some unease over the fact that the show was basically created to ride on that show's popularity, but it dissipated when people came to realize that ''Primeval'' was actually quite different, and told a respectable story of its own. Many people like both now.

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* FandomRivalry / FriendlyFandoms: With ''DoctorWho''.''Series/DoctorWho''. At first, there was some unease over the fact that the show was basically created to ride on that show's popularity, but it dissipated when people came to realize that ''Primeval'' was actually quite different, and told a respectable story of its own. Many people like both now.
22nd Mar '15 4:27:42 PM fearlessnikki
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Lester.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Lester.EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Lester, due to him being a fountain of sarcasm and funny moments.



** Sarah was also very well received - and there were numerous complaints about her [[spoiler: sudden offscreen death]] in Season 4.



* {{Narm}}: In the last episode, Matt says "Nothing can survive out there, except for those ugly freaks".

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* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}:
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In the last episode, Matt says "Nothing can survive out there, except for those ugly freaks".



** Abby's weird little argument with the knight in Season 3. "Oh yeah, I'm a demon alright".



* SeasonalRot: Season 3 is generally considered by fans to be the worst-written of the series, particularly the last three episodes. But most of them agree that it picked itself back up with 4 and 5. Some however think the opposite, in that Series 4 and 5 are the worst.
* TheScrappy: Matt (with a side order of CreatorsPet), half an hour into the first episode of the {{Revival}} and he already is hated by some for being a smug git. Then again, his background is both false and was created specifically to appeal to the ARC recruiters, so he's ''supposed'' to seem like a CreatorsPet.
** By the end of the series he's become a much more sympathetic character. We actually feel sorry for him when [[spoiler: His future self pops up ruining his happy ending.]]

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* SeasonalRot: As noted above under BrokenBase, Season 3 is generally considered by fans to be the worst-written of the series, particularly the last three episodes. But most of them agree that it picked itself back up this for some with Season 4 and 5. Some however think the opposite, in that Series 4 and 5 are the worst.
being a return to form. Others aren't fond of Season 4.
* TheScrappy: TheScrappy:
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Matt (with a side order of CreatorsPet), half an hour into the first episode of the {{Revival}} and he already is hated by some for being a smug git. Then again, his background is both false and was created specifically to appeal to the ARC recruiters, so he's ''supposed'' to seem like a CreatorsPet.
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CreatorsPet. By the end of the series he's become a much more sympathetic character. We actually feel sorry for him when [[spoiler: His future self pops up ruining his happy ending.]]


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* TrappedByMountainLions: Caroline's story. She's being paid an absurd amount of money by Leek to do...well it's never clear exactly what she's supposed to be doing. In one episode Leek says she's supposed to delay them from responding to the anomaly and sometimes she hints at taking pictures of Rex and busting Connor and Abby for keeping him. Yet all she seems to do is hang around their flat for no defined reason. Then her last episode shows that she had no idea what Leek was really up to and was horrified by it.
21st Dec '14 2:17:08 AM Keys2theARC
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* ActorAllusion: Abby is played by Hannah Spearritt, who before this was best known for being a member of the band S Club 7. In the Season 4 premier, when she turns on music in an arena to distract a dinosaur, what plays? "Don't Stop Moving" by S Club 7.
** At several points in Series 5, Lester hints that he has a less than peachy relationship with his wife. Christine Johnson, who could be described as Lester's EvilCounterpart in Series 3, is played by Ben Miller's real-life wife.
17th Dec '14 12:30:25 PM Keys2theARC
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* AlasPoorScrappy: Connor's friend Tom
1st Sep '14 4:23:20 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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*** Seasons 4 and 5[[note]]Which replaced Framestore with acclaimed commercial effects firm TheMill[[/note]] got a bit of a visual touch-up with a more HD quality, in order to regain audience attention.

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*** Seasons 4 and 5[[note]]Which replaced Framestore with acclaimed commercial effects firm TheMill[[/note]] Creator/TheMill[[/note]] got a bit of a visual touch-up with a more HD quality, in order to regain audience attention.
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