A series about killer animals called Zoo is an actual thing!

So while faffing about on IMDB, I came across the entry for a TV show called Zoo, in which animals all over the world just start attacking people. That sounds awesome! It’s had two seasons and it looks like a third is in the pipeline, so it’s got to be good, right?

So who’s seen this? Is it good? Will it live up to my childhood memories of Day of the Animals, in which depleted ozone turns animals into maneating killers and Leslie Neilsen in a jerkwad raper?


P.S. This thread has nothing to do with the movie Zoo, which I’ll let you guys look up yourselves.

Yeah, this was a thing two years ago, and it’s just as goofy as it sounds. And holy crap it’s still on the air? Still Billy Burke is pretty good, does his whole thing of making a ridiculous project almost make sense.

It’s on Netflix, so you can find out for yourself.

There is also a British show called Primeval which appears to involve dinosaurs appearing randomly out of mysterious time portals, which does not seem to be on Netflix anymore, but if Zoo intrigues, I feel like Primeval may scratch a similar itch.

Not that I have seen either.

Its a show that has no business being as good as it is! Bear in mind, that I’ve only seen season 1, but it was ridiculously entertaining, even if the premise is absurd. Its also a very pretty looking show, with excellent shots making it well worth the watch in my opinion.

Anyways - Yes, its good, at least in the first season!

Zoo is a summer time-slot filler series that is over-the-top ridiculous and contrived, and yet turns into a guilty pleasure pretty quickly. James Wolk and Kristen Connolly are both pretty bad as main characters Jackson and Jamie respectively, but they’re offset by good performances from Billy Burke, Nonso Anozie and Nora Arnezeder in supporting roles. I honestly kept watching more for those characters than anything else. Carl Lumbly even shows up for a few episodes, and he’s awesome wherever he appears.

The show is based off a James Patterson story, but the plot is just a non-stop escalation of continuous crazy. Season One is all about the mystery of what’s happening, and features weekly “when animals attack” situations the main cast has to survive while trying to figure out what’s going on. Season Two has the main cast trying to find a cure/solution while taking on not only the animals, but the government as well. Season Three has already been announced and is in process, and will air on CBS this summer.