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Torchwood - Children of Earth

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Heart Wrenching

As a fan of Torchwood from the beginning, I was more than a little apprehensive about this mini-series, and, as it turns out, with good reason. Oh, don't get me wrong, I loved Children of Earth, it was more than I could ever have imagined. The action was mind-blowing,...
As a fan of Torchwood from the beginning, I was more than a little apprehensive about this mini-series, and, as it turns out, with good reason. Oh, don't get me wrong, I loved Children of Earth, it was more than I could ever have imagined. The action was mind-blowing, right from the start, the interactions between all the major players were spot on; I felt as if the break between seasons had never happened. They even pulled an old Doctor Who trick and brought on absolutely brilliant new characters, that made me either love or hate them with such passion, that I could hardly believe that I had never met them before. All-in-all, a risk proved worthy by Russell T. Davies. However, I said that my apprehension proved accurate. In grand Whoverse fashion, Children of Earth broke my heart. And, ultimately, I wouldn't have it any other way. This is my whole-hearted recommendation, to anyone who needs a little wonder in your life. Torchwood is worth it.

posted by NaraMeg on October 1, 2010

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Not Really for Fans of Past Seasons

Taken on its own or as a definitive ending to the Torchwood series, Children of Earth is an impressive drama, but for many of us who has long been fans of Torchwood, many of the elements that made us love the original two seasons are either ignored in this shortened thi...
Taken on its own or as a definitive ending to the Torchwood series, Children of Earth is an impressive drama, but for many of us who has long been fans of Torchwood, many of the elements that made us love the original two seasons are either ignored in this shortened third series, or destroyed by its end. No one who likes Torchwood for its mix of dark humor, action, and romance or its interesting characters would not be well served to watch Children of Earth. There is little humor or hope here once things are set in motion and one of the primary romantic relationships of the series does not survive (which has apparently enraged many a Torchwood fan both in the USA and the UK). The action sequences are the finest yet, but largely seem to be covering major plot holes that make the series more difficult to enjoy on second viewing. It seems that Children of Earth was a way for its creator to be done with the series, but with its massive ratings success in the UK and an almost certain fourth season, many of the program's fans are left asking what is left of Torchwood to continue with.

posted by Lingvo on October 1, 2010

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Not Really for Fans of Past Seasons

    Taken on its own or as a definitive ending to the Torchwood series, Children of Earth is an impressive drama, but for many of us who has long been fans of Torchwood, many of the elements that made us love the original two seasons are either ignored in this shortened third series, or destroyed by its end. No one who likes Torchwood for its mix of dark humor, action, and romance or its interesting characters would not be well served to watch Children of Earth. There is little humor or hope here once things are set in motion and one of the primary romantic relationships of the series does not survive (which has apparently enraged many a Torchwood fan both in the USA and the UK). The action sequences are the finest yet, but largely seem to be covering major plot holes that make the series more difficult to enjoy on second viewing. It seems that Children of Earth was a way for its creator to be done with the series, but with its massive ratings success in the UK and an almost certain fourth season, many of the program's fans are left asking what is left of Torchwood to continue with.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    It's heart breaking Jack torture

    I'm not sure why TPTB decided that this season was written to break Jack into little pieces and destroy his life. Why does a dark adult drama have to equal tragedy? Was no thought given to the fans who got the show to BBC1?

    You wouldn't consider breaking the set up, B&N, would you? I'll take Days 1,2 and 3 and you can keep Day 4 and 5. I'll pay you to keep them. OTH, maybe I will break them into little pieces and send them to RTD?

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The long-awaited third season of Torchwood...

    While visually stunning and flawlessly acted, this abreviated 'season' of science fiction drama Torchwood ultimately snuffed out my love for the show. With plot holes big enough to fill a TARDIS, the storyline will leave you bitter and angry. Even the irrepresible Captain Jack Harkness seems at a loss for where to go, what to do, and ultimately surrenders his humanity in the face of the alien threat.

    This story brings out the worst in everyone, especially the writers. A textbook case of destroying a fantastic television show.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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