I watched that second episode and groaned through most of it.
We're going to watch a fuckload of talking-heads exposition with minimal, obvious special effects to break up the boring monotony.
"What could have caused all of these mutilating wounds and it came from the trees!? SHUT UP PTERODACTYLES, I'M TRYING TO SCORE WITH MY WIFE!"
...those idiots...why did it never occur to them to fucking kill and eat those pterodactyles? They are FRAGILE, BIRD-LIKE CREATURES, and now you just said there's a fuckload coming? AWESOME. Grab a baseball bat, shoot into the air, or use those sonic cannons or whatever, and HEY, LOOK, A FUCK-TON OF PROTEIN. Do this long enough, and maybe the pterodactyles will stop trying to fuck with Terra Nova. Lay out their bones as a warning to others.
Or hell, did they know where the Six camp was? Why not drive over there and catapult the Hormone tank into their camp, driving away laughing?
Ohhh but the writers had to incorporate some soap drama bullshit with the doctor who was the protagonist's wife's ex. I'm finding it increasingly difficult to like this our main hero.
-Illegally has third child. Solves problem by punching authority. Gets arrested.
-Family is going into a portal, billions of years into the past while he's in prison. Breaks out of jail, punches the authority and barely makes it into Terra Nova.
-Suspicious guy about to shoot the bad guy from Avatar. Punches would-be assassin and barely gains trust.
-Learns about his wife having an ex. Disproportionately gets very jealous and almost jeapordizes his marriage and the solution to a pterodactyle swarm continge-FUCK THIS GUY.
Oh well. At least he got to bang his wife after the pterodactyle problem was all over...while all of his kids are asleep in the living room, doing the dirty dance in a room with a window you can clearly see through on a door that doesn't luck surrounded by thin walls that I don't think has any real connection to the ceiling. They'll never notice a thiiiing.
Then I saw the preview for the third episode. It looked stupid as hell, so I stopped recording it.