I stumbled across an interesting TV show last night. I watched it via Frontier FiOS On Demand. I selected the show because of its title. I’m always interested in anything called “primeval.”
The show is about a team of people assigned to find and deal with creatures that appear anomalously in the United Kingdom. The creatures are either from the past or from the future. You can imagine what sorts of creatures you might end up with if they just pop in at their discretion from any point in time other than your own. That’s pretty scary.
At any rate, some of the creatures are destroyed, others are not. Since I’ve only seen one show, I can’t speak authoritatively about the series as a whole. I have read an online account of the show, which further convinced me that I need to watch more episodes.
The show is aired on BBC America in the United States. According to our local program guide, it’s on Saturday evening at 8 and again at 9.
The show I watched last night began with a scene inside a house. The phrase “Five years ago,” appears on the screen, then fades out. A woman in bed is awakened from deep slumber by strange noises downstairs in the first floor of her house. After failing to wake her husband, she sneaks downstairs with a golf club, the strange sounds getting louder and louder with each step she takes.
She finally locates the source of the sounds. It’s a strange lizard-like creature about the size of a rat. Somehow, she bravely picks the beast up by its tail and flushes it down the toilet. Good riddance! But wait, if we were told that’s five years ago, what must have happened during the subsequent five years??
Well, can you guess?
Yes, that small, ugly, and seemingly harmless creature is now eating people.
Check out the BBC America network. If you have access to On Demand stuff, find this show. It is a real hoot.