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I'm now a Torchwood fan
on August 18, 2009
As a big Doctor Who fan, I dutifully watched the first two seasons of Torchwood without ever really getting hooked: good but not great sci-fi. But this five-part season three is among the best sci-fi on TV: ever!
You'll be hooked in the first ten minutes, when all the children on earth stop -- I'm getting chills just writing this -- at the same time. And when they start to speak together. . . I can't think of anything more terrifying. And the series just gets better from there, exploring loss and sacrifice, scary new aliens, the corruption of governments and the frightening compromises of civil servants, and even more horrible ways to kill poor Jack. Barrowman, Myles, and David-LLoyd are at their best, Russell Davies' writing is as good as it's ever been, but the most extraordinary performance is Peter Capaldi's as the civil servant who kept his head down and . . . well, I can't tell you more than that.
Much darker than Doctor Who, this is a series that will really appeal to fans of the morally and politically complex Battlestar Gallactica.