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Torchwood: Children of the Earth

Posted by Jakester on Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I know it doesn't hit Beeb America until the 20th, but eff them. They'll probably edit it. So, for those who have seen the first two episodes so far, what do you think?

I'm impressed. I enjoyed the first season, but thought some of it was pretty sophomoric, or, more accuratley, some of the storylines tried too hard to be "adult," and consequently turned out to be pretty juvenile. The second season was much better, and I thought the cast really clicked.

This season is very tight. Sure, we're only 2 episodes in, but there are only five (damnit!), so we're pretty deep in. The story feels huge while at the same time focusing on Britain. The Torchwood team finds that some of the tools upon which they relied have become problems for them, and we get more character development for the Torchwood Three. They also address one obvious question we'd ask when faced with a global alien threat, "Where is Martha Jones?" I expect that she'd twig onto the fact that something was amiss and return, but she hasn't yet.

The other would be "What's Sarah Jane doing?" The problem with having Martha, Torchwood, and Sarah Jane all living in Britain at the same time is you should expect that all of them would be working on a solution to such a global threat, but since The Sarah Jane Adventures is aimed at kids, you can't bring her on Torchwood, which is clearly aimed at adults. Still, you'd think with her son and sidekicks chanting "We are coming," she'd do something about it. Maybe it'll get a mention in series 3.

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Day Four was spectacularly awesome. And it sucked. When you see it, you'll know why.

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Posted: 5 years 19 weeks ago

Day 5 was just cruel. And awesome.

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Posted: 5 years 19 weeks ago

I took a decision not to watch this, and now I regret it. Darn!

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"
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Posted: 5 years 19 weeks ago

You fool. It was really, really good. Really solid sci-fi. Some things (like the ending) seemed a bit rushed, but it was intense and bleak.

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Posted: 5 years 18 weeks ago

WE ARE COMING

Tomorrow.

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Posted: 5 years 18 weeks ago

I've only seen Day One so far. Bloody brilliant!! I know that I'm a big slasher and all, but I really dig Jack and Ianto together (but, you know, not a couple).

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Posted: 5 years 18 weeks ago

Yeah, it's kind of sweet.
Heck, I think they're both kind of sexy, too.

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Posted: 5 years 18 weeks ago

I have decided that I need an Ianto of my very own (and if he comes with a Jack, all the better!) Oh... and naked Jack!! a bonus!!

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Posted: 5 years 18 weeks ago

You said BONE.

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Posted: 5 years 17 weeks ago

It's now Monday. What did you guys think?

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Posted: 5 years 17 weeks ago

I hated it because of Jack's heartbreak, but the writing was amazing. I think Russell Davies may be my new hero. I would love to see Gwen try to be a mom and a Torchwood agent and how much Rhys would freak out about everything. However, I was stunned by Ianto's death so soon after Tosh and Owen.

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Posted: 5 years 17 weeks ago

During the first season, I thought Ianto was a bit of a tool, but I really grew to like him in S2.
Jack's sacrifice was really painful to watch, but it was great writing to be sure. RTD did a very good job and I was impressed that he didn't just do a doctor ex TARDIS and just make everything okay at the end (minus Ianto). During the last hour, I was sure that's what was going to happen, what with this being Tennant's final "season," and I was actually looking forward to it. It would have been cool, but it wouldn't have been nearly as good as what they came up with.

It's also worth noting that if Frobisher had actually relied on Torchwood instead of trying to have them killed, a lot of the people who died would not have. The deaths of all those people in the name of saving his career didn't help him at all. In fact, it cost the lives of his wife, his children, and himself.

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Posted: 5 years 15 weeks ago

I watched Torchwood: Children of Earth Days 3,4 and 5 last night on Demand... Ianto (is that how you spell it?) what a sad and tragic end to such a prolific character.

Frobisher: if somebody had directly told me to load up my children on a bus and include them in the 10%, I would have turned the gun on THEM instead of my entire family. Kinda sad really, he was cool and he got played.

ASKING the 456 if 8% of the Earth Children were enough was WAY hellah stupid... My God what the hell is wrong with these people?? Take 2-5% and sacrafice to the 456, if London gets caught, say that somebody made a mathmatical error.. oops you're sorry, How the hell would the 456 even know it wasnt the right percentage of children? They are alien drug traffickers on crack.

If the 456 can channel through the children, speak through the children, control the children, why ask that the military to round them up and bring them into the open at all? Why not just abduct them while they are controlling them??

And if they had just abducted them, there would have been no need for any talks at all, if the 456 were so powerful, why enter into any discussions? Why do all that and threaten genocide on the entire planet??

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Posted: 5 years 15 weeks ago

by the way, was Children of Earth all of season 3? Only 5 shows? I know that last season, Toshiko and Owen both died... isnt this a bit sudden to start killing another of the regular cast?

why does Jack run away every time somebody close to him dies?

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Posted: 5 years 14 weeks ago

Character flaw?

Yes, Season 3 is only 5 episodes. I've read that there will be a season 4.

The powers of the 456 are a bit nebulous. Perhaps they could only cause the kids to stop and speak. Maybe they couldn't hold them for the length of time required to get them to pickup spots. Maybe they were bluffing. Clearly, they had a pathogen that would kill very quickly. Did they have enough to wipe out the planet? Who knows? I expect that had Torchwood been involved from the beginning, the outcome would have been significantly different. The point was that Jack had been pushed in a corner and had limited options, resources, and time.

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Posted: 5 years 14 weeks ago

and that the British were completely stupid in their execution of the 456 threat without Torchwood.