Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal: Season 1 Reviews

November 11, 2019
It's a testament to the medium and another shining example of how animation can provide a memorable onscreen experience as well as any live action fare is able to do.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 11, 2019
Even if it takes stretching history millions of years, Primal finds an innate truth buried deep in the fossil record.
October 31, 2019
Tartakovsky is one of the maximalist animators of our time, crafting his world with the most visual and graceful extremes and having plenty of firecrackers up his sleeves.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
October 31, 2019
The joy in watching Primal comes not from the frenetic action sequences... but rather from how Tartakovsky charts the unlikeliest of relationships from its tragic starting point to one that is, strangely, emotionally fulfilling.
October 31, 2019
This is a great show for teens with some patience and love of animation as an art form. The art, while not complicated, is simply gorgeous; each minute feels like a study in animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 24, 2019
Primal proves that [Genndy] Tartakovsky has evolved without sacrificing his core instincts.
October 23, 2019
Primal is the culmination of years of experimentation, and it's an incredible project densely packed with a wide range of emotions. It's an intense, powerful, and brutal masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 15, 2019
Primal is an incredible series to look at, stunning in both moments of stillness and in its ultraviolent action.
October 9, 2019
Primal is fresh, visceral, and incredibly Tartakovsky. Built on the foundation of a career's worth of experience and a dedication to animation, it's a must-see series.
October 8, 2019
A piece of elemental storytelling that finds some real emotional depth without either of its protagonists uttering a single word of dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 8, 2019
The mix of stylized creatures and fantastic attention to detail makes Primal's action sequences feel like segments from a particularly thrilling nature documentary.
October 8, 2019
It's storytelling at its most basic, sound and images moving faster than a speeding velociraptor and brimming with soulfulness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 7, 2019
If Primal has a flaw, it's one of length; at 22 minutes, episodes occasionally strain the limits of its dialogue-free, roar-heavy approach to storytelling. As an event, though it's hard to question its few missteps.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 7, 2019
Tartakovsky has long been a distinctive force in TV animation and this is another winner, a spare storytelling experiment that plays like nothing else in the current landscape.
October 4, 2019
The show's violence is a reflection of its characters' existence, a cycle from which there's no escape.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 4, 2019
Striking, original, and minimal... It's just fun to see [director Genndy Tartakovsky] do something on his own that he does so well.
October 1, 2019
Few shows have managed to capture the full range of the human experience as expertly as the first few minutes of Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal.
September 25, 2019
Nothing short of breathtaking.