YMMV / Dino Squad

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: They're all practically the same person, and very interchangeable with mostly informed characteristics, Caruso and Buzz being the exceptions, so each fan probably fills in the blanks in their own way.
  • Cliché Storm: Oh, yes!
  • Ear Worm: "I'm in! I'm in! I'm in the Dino Squad!"
  • Evil Is Cool: It's practically unanimous that the villain is the only interesting character.
  • Evil is Sexy: Victor Veloci in human form.
  • Inferred Holocaust: In the very first episode, the mutated shark sinks a boat, and none of the people on board are seen escaping. Rather shocking, considering how much the show usually goes out of its way to avoid real violence.
  • Memetic Molester: Veloci, in the episode "The Lost World Wide Web" takes on the characteristics of an internet predator as he lures Buzz into a trap by posing as an attractive woman in an online game and extracting personal information from him.
  • Narm: Quite a bit to be found, from declarations of "Let's get prehistoric!", to the theme song (that plays almost every thirty seconds) to almost Sailor Moon levels of stock transformation animation overuse.
  • So Bad, It's Good
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Liam from the first episode of season 2, "The World According to Liam". Despite his Asperger's Syndrome setting him back a degree, he proves fundamental to solving the episode's mutant bee problem, and even learns the group's secret. Yet even though they sit together for lunch at episode's end, he never shows up or gets mentioned again that season. Had he did, he would have no doubt proven further useful in solving various episodes' problems in the future, and in addition, his debut episode's Aesop would have been better reinforced via consistency, and Liam himself would not have had the unfortunate fate of coming off as a mere Aesop plot device (and the show could have used more recurring characters aside from Fiona's sister).
    • Not to mention he was made to be such an extreme exaggeration of autism that he wound up more irritating than endearing.
    • An even better example is Peter. We see him in the first episode, joining Veloci's company willingly and getting an an injection of what's implied to be the same liquid that gave the Dino Squad their powers. His eyes turn into dinosaur eyes. . . and then the scene cuts to the protagonists, and he's never seen again. It would have been interesting to keep him around, not just because it would have given Veloci a henchman who wasn't a faceless goon, but also because it would have given the series a villain with the same powers as the heroes.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Teenagers turning into dinosaurs to fight evil? Cool! Wait, where's the fighting dinosaur action? And why are they talking about recycling?