As I announced in my previous journal entry, I finally caved and decided to watch Primeval: New World. Short version: it's not as bad as I was expecting it to be, but that doesn't mean I'm saying it's good. I hadn't expected much, anyway, when I decided to give it a watch. Already knowing it's not being renewed for a second season, I figured it's low ratings resulted from either being bad enough that nobody watched it or good enough that everybody pirated it. After watching it for myself, I'm betting on the former. Granted, this is coming from a long-time Primeval fan (since 2008, around the time Series 2 was airing on British television IIRC) who segregates the first two series of the original British show into their own fanon;
so maybe I'm biased, but I feel I have a right to be.
The most severe issue I noticed was that the plot had a rough initiation. The characters weren't adequately developed until about the fifth episode, and the story-progressing episodes were struggling between several filler episodes (especially towards the beginning of the season, which in my opinion is why the entire series received such low ratings: there was too much filler too early and it was undoubtedly a turnoff to many viewers who weren't in it for the creatures). Speaking of the creatures...
No, I'm not going there.