|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.
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.
Labels: Children of Earth, Children of Earth Review, David Tennant, Eve Myles, Georgia Moffett, John Barrowman, Torchwood, Torchwood Children of Earth, Torchwood Series 3 review