EW says: The first hour and a half episode was directed by Steven Spielberg and was amazing! It is a bit like Lost meets Jurassic Park but not as deep as Lost. Fluffy family sci- fi- dino drama.
Terra Nova is an American science fiction drama television series that follows the Shannon family as they go 85 million years into the past to save humanity.
The show begins in the year 2149, a time when all life on planet Earth is threatened with extinction due to dwindling worldwide air quality and overpopulation. It has become virtually impossible for humanity to survive, and almost no vegetation exists. At Hope Plaza, a massive ring shaped structure in Chicago, scientists discover a rift in space-time that allows people to travel 85 million years back in time to the late Cretaceous period of an alternate prehistoric Earth.
The Shannon family (father Jim, his wife Elisabeth, and their three children Josh, Maddie, and Zoe) join the Tenth Pilgrimage of settlers to Terra Nova becoming part of the first human colony on the other side of the temporal doorway.
The Shannon Family starts a new life in Terra Nova while dealing with carnivorous dinosaurs and the Sixers, a splinter group of colonists from the Sixth Pilgrimage with a secret agenda.