'Torchwood' recap: Immortality for everyone!

Hey, you remember "FlashForward"?

Yeah, yeah, I know. That show was not good. Not at all. It aimed for an epic, TV sci-fi type story, but it fell far short of that for any number of reasons, up to and including poorly-drawn characters, bad plotting, and TV simply being unable to portray something truly global. It was a failure but a fascinating one, the kind of show that teaches you a bit about how talented people can sometimes get it very wrong.

"Torchwood: Miracle Day" rather reminds me of "FlashForward" in a lot of ways. In some ways, it seems like it’s learned the right lessons from that earlier show. In other ways, it feels like it makes the same mistakes. But it’s helped at every step of the way by the fact that at its center are two people who so frequently make "Torchwood" so much fun to watch: Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper. Read More...


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