TERRA NOVA "What Remains" Season 1 Episode 4 – Terra Nova returned this week with "What Remains", and with the show somewhat struggling in ratings in its first two weeks, they have a lot to prove in its first few episodes to keep its diminishing audience from dying out completely.
"What Remains" actually had quite a different tone than the first few episodes, with the "mystery" of the week taking on the feel of a psychological thriller. It was nice to have such a change of pace with the feel of the episode, but it’s a shame that the actual quality of the story wasn’t that great. I mean, it’s the third episode, and we already have an "amnesia" story? Kinda jumping the gun a bit, aren’t we?
Outside of the quarantine story line, the family drama side of the story continues to be really messy. Maddy and Reynolds’ "romance" trudges on because, you know, an attractive young lady on a network TV show needs to be with a good-looking man. That’s just TV law, apparently. You know how I called him "Reynolds" a couple seconds ago? That’s because I just looked him up on IMDb because in reality I have no idea who this kid even is. His character is so woefully underdeveloped, the only reason we’re supposed to believe that Maddy fell in love with him is because he’s the only attractive, age appropriate male in existence! Read More...