Saturday, July 9, 2011

Torchwood Season 4 Debuts on Starz

After a two-year hiatus, Torchwood returns.  Unfortunately, or fortunately, it's moved from the BBC to the premium cable channel Starz.  As I am writing this, you can surmise that I've since been "forced" into purchasing Starz until Torchwood's season concludes.  I'm not particularly fond of Starz, but Torchwood was too good of a show to pass up and last night's episode proved no exception. They say go big or go home, well Torchwood season 4 goes big.  Not only has the remaining Torchwood crew moved to America, but the show's budget has grown tenfold.  Miracle Day starts as the world slips into chaos when people stop dying.  This may not sound bad, but it is, particularly when people get into horrific accidents, botched executions, and over-population.    

The shows two remaining characters, Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) return to their respective roles.  The show also introduces some new blood, including CIA agents Rex Matheson (Mekhi Phifer), Ester Drummond (Alexa Havins), and confused hospital doctor, Dr. Vera Juarez (Arlene Tur). 

I dislike spoilers, so I'm not telling you anything that you can't see from the trailer.  The first episode was somewhat of a refresher for the old fans and a new dish for the new ones.  The episode suffered slightly because of the necessary introductions, but overall the episode was pretty good.  Fans who suffer from complete confusion should watch the first three seasons of the show, as well as the first season of Dr. Who (2005).

For a more complete review of the first episode see David Chute's article with Indie Wire.  His review is fantabulous and he gets into a lot more detail than I want to.  Happy viewing.

9 comments:

  1. This is Bill (Uranium Willy) from The Uranium Cafe and Necrotic Cinema (my other blog). Thanks for the info about not ebing able to see my Blog info on my Follower thing. Guess you have to change from Google Profile to Blogger profile. Sucks, because I am following over a 100 blogs with the wrong settings.

    Oh well, give me something to do one day.

    Keep up your hard work here as well :)

    Bill

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  2. Bill, thanks for the kind words. I'm following u now. I really like ur blog. I'll have to check out ur other one.

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  3. Thanks a bunch. I'm following you now as well. You're blog is a lot of fun.

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  4. I never heard of Torchwood but it looks like its petty cool. How long has it been on?

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  5. It's been on the BBC for several years, but it took a 2 yr hiatus. It was a spinoff of Dr. Who.

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  6. I have recently heard of Torchwood and it seems to be a really epic series, gonna try it out, later this day!

    nice blog, keep it up!

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  7. @Magixx-- Thanks. It is definitely epic. I've enjoyed it. I think the 2nd season is the best. It should be available on dvd. However, this new season is turning out to be fantastic.

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  8. Torchwood is an amazing show. I am loving it. I just appreciate its storyline which is well written. I like all seasons but Season 4 is just fantastic.

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