Friday, July 24, 2009

Torchwood: Children of Earth – Review

This year the entire season of Torchwood consisted of a five part mini-series aired on consecutive nights. The story also takes place during five consecutive days. This new concept was a fantastic fit for the intense and surprising plot of the season. The normally light-hearted streak of Torchwood was nearly nonexistent throughout this particular story, but the writers nailed the characters perfectly. I could really believe that this is how normally cheeky people would react to the dark themes riddling the story.

Without revealing any major spoilers, the Children of Earth could easily have been titled Hard Choices, as each show is peppered with them. And, as one can imagine, hard choices often result in tragic consequences. My biggest fear generated from how the story ended was “will there be anymore Torchwood?”. I really don’t want to give anything away, so I will wrap up the review with two things; a plea for you to see this if you can and a list of adjectives that describe how I felt about this season.


That is all, now go find a copy and watch it!

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