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3.0 out of 5 stars Not So Much Of A Miracle, 15 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Torchwood - Miracle Day (Series 4) [DVD] (DVD)
Let me start off by saying I love Torchwood. It has always been brilliant and it got better with every series (Series 2 is my personal favourite though). The americanisation of this fourth series has seen its fair share of ups and downs. There were many things to enjoy in this series, but the problem is it was let down by a very slow moving story which was all the time giving us questions and never any answers, I mean you don't even find out the who, what, why and how until the last 2 episodes, when they should have been revealed about half way in. Another problem is that Torchwood is a sci-fi show about a team of people who fight aliens, yet there was no aliens to be seen the entire series, plus the fact there wasn't even a clear strong protagonist for our team to fight. The best episode of the series is the 7th, called 'Immortal Sins'. It focuses heavily on Captain Jack and gives us more insight into his past while at the same time presenting us with a real, believable love between two characters that reminded me of the series 1 episode 'Captain Jack Harkness' and let me tell you that both these episodes broke my heart. One brilliant episode is not enough to make up for the averageness that was the rest of the series, with episodes 2 and 3 being outright filler in my eyes. I do hope another series gets made because in the end it is Torchwood and I do love it, plus the last episode sets some seeds for another series. Overall, it's a good series, not the best, you'll enjoy it, but just know it moves quite slowly.
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Initial post: 20 Sep 2011 10:11:22 BDT
I absolutely agree with your review! May I ask if you will be writing to the BBC about Torchwood? I hated Miracle Day but want to see Torchwood back in Cardiff without Starz or RTD having anything to do with it. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Sep 2011 22:35:31 BDT
Nah, I shall not be writing to the BBC. Not my kinda thing. I agree with you that it should be moved back to Cardiff, but I still think RTD should be involved since it is his creation after all.

Posted on 25 Nov 2011 15:56:10 GMT
I agree with most of the review, apart from the bit criticising MD not having any aliens to fight. There were plenty of episodes in series 1 & 2 in which Torchwood had no aliens to fight, but instead had to help the local human population to cope with the effects of The Rift. Out Of Time and Adrift stand out as excellent episodes that had no aliens, or any tangible enemy to deal with.

I do definitely agree that this is the first series in which the overall quality has dipped though.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2011 17:40:04 GMT
I agree that they are outstanding episodes. This review was based quite a lot upon first impressions. I would rate it a star higher since watching the whole series again on Dvd I certainly enjoyed it a lot more. The reason I criticised it for the lack of an extraterrestrial threat is because this is team who fights aliens usually and because I had myself hyped up for the big reveal that never came. However I think the whole Torchwood community can agree on your last sentence, however enjoyable this series was.

Posted on 27 Nov 2011 21:07:52 GMT
Cazz says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Mar 2012 18:32:01 GMT
Erm, no he isn't, he's human.
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