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Monday, July 06, 2009
TORCHWOOD IS BACK!
Won't someone please think of the Children?

Thankfully there's nothing as horrific as this going on...

Of Earth that is. As opposed to the Children of Mars, an ill~fated concept octo~album from The Flaming Lips. Yup, Torchwood is back on our screens (you'll have to wait a few a weeks if you're in North America or a few hours for you Aussies, or those *coughs* using other sources) AND it's on BBC flippin' ONE - that's a proper channel don'tchaknow. Don't worry though - NO SPOILERS here! Feel free to read on...

Credit crunch? Not in Cardiff...

It starts with SCOTLAND - hold on, I live in Scotland! Must be serious if they're starting north of the border. Amusingly, later on in the episode, there's a 'crossing the border to England' gag that works for both Welshies and us 'Scots'. I should point out that I think of myself as a 'human' and not Scottish. Anyway, as the trailers suggested all the children stop. Though they don't really. Tut tut. Kids today. Can't even stand doing nuttin' these days. It was all the rage back in The Eighties.

Has JB inherited Davey T's WES? (Wonky Eye Syndrome)

Where was I? (Reads back....) Oh yeah. As regular blog~o~philes will know, I enjoy Torchwood despite its numerous flaws (you should have met my first wife) but Children of Earth has really tightened the show's proverbial trousers in a very real and meaningful way. But aside from that, is it just or are Johnny B, Evey M and Gary D~L all a bit, well... erm.. bigger? Just a chunk. I mean, tad. And surely I wasn't the only person smirking when PETER "How Long 'Til He Pops Up In 'The Sarah Jane Adventures'?" CAPALDI solemnly pleaded, "Find me a bloody kid now!"

In the words of Kramer, "Giddy up!"

Day One is an arresting start and doesn't really let up for sixty minutes, even when you think, "Ah, it's an 'emotional' bit" (which is quite difficult for some of the leads...) the story whacks you over the head. The cast are terrific and the characters engrossing, matching the developing drama onscreen. My only fear is that RTD has so perfectly packed an hour full of intrigue that the next four hours won't match it. Can't wait for tomorrow.

Georgey M reveals her shame at being seen out with THAT jacket...


'Til the next time,
C.

Read a review of the fourth episode HERE.
Read a review of the third episode HERE.
Read a review of the second episode HERE.

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posted by Cameron McEwan at 11:17 pm -
4 Comments:
  • At 2:41 am, Blogger joy said…

    So. Good. Thank goodness it's back to back. To back to back. To back.

     
  • At 10:30 am, Blogger Cameron McEwan said…

    How very true.

    Though I guess this week we'll find out whether or not we'll get a fourth series.

     
  • At 1:42 pm, Blogger FRANK said…

    Judging by the viewing figures for the first two installments it would very churlish of the BBC to can it and not give it a fourth series.

    I reckon it suits this stripped format (Barrowman would probably agree to any kind of stripping!) and only having three main characters to deal with.

     
  • At 12:24 am, Blogger Cameron McEwan said…

    Yup, it seems that sci~fi can work at 9pm on BBC1 after all!

    Although I am greatly enjoying Children of Earth, I would slightly annoyed if Torchwood were only to return once a year in this format.

    But, I think we can agree that a fourth series (glad to see someone else using 'series'!) will be on its way.

     
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