This show felt very "Lost-ish" to me...except the mysteries in this separate 'world' may be more rooted in science/math than they ended up being on the Island.
Overall, I really liked it--it seemed almost epic and there hasn't been much on tv lately that was just so 'big' in scope/story/entourage. I'm looking forward to several storylines, a large cast to follow and a huge stage that isn't a typical metro from our century.
-With as much security, surveillance, Taylor's paranoia and oversight etc... are we really supposed to believe that these kids just snuck out and "borrowed" a military grade vehicle without anyone noticing whenever they felt like going for a picnic...I know they needed a plot device to show us the waterfalls and bring dad and son closer but we aren't stupid.
-The whole "if you control the past you control the future" just doesn't make sense..it drives me crazy when writers throw in these quotes to pack a punch when they have no merit. "Live together or die alone" was great because it was applicable, short and sweet and pronounced at a climactic point. Arguably, that statement could have changed the direction of the losties...but not all great quotes are alike and im tired of hearing grand pronouncements that are uttered for the sake of a soundbite. In this particular instance (Terra Nova) the characters have already said that they are in a different time stream and isn't it a bit worthless to essentially say that people in power mold the future...that's as simple as calling the future an extension of hegemonic influence and "duh" statements aren't going to resonate with an informed audience.
-Commander Taylor and assassination: again, a strange plot device to call into question this man's character/motivation/whatever. Problem is, the "sixes" are well-armed with guns and other tools from the future--I cant imagine if he was the number one target someone couldn't sniper him or get close enough to do some serious damage. They made it seem like he was a priority (Carter the prisoner had tunnel vision) yet they cant touch him through the wooden fence...?
Even though writers, producers and directors often irk me I find myself more offended on shows like this where they are clearly trying to be serious..when things are ridiculous on Gossip Girl or Family Guy I laugh, but if you are trying to make a drama believable then please find other ways to move the plot along then falling back on "kids are dumb" and "insert deep, meaningful quote here." Overall, however, I still liked the premiere and will keep watching unless it goes off the deep end....