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Entertainment, but it should have ended after Children of Earth.
on 3 August 2017
Nicely packaged. The quality of the episodes vary quite a lot, with the very good (Countrycide, Small Worlds) alternating with the mediocre. Until we get to Children of Earth, which seems to be a homage to the old Quatermass series, in particular, Quatermass 2. The format of Children of Earth, with its separate episodes, and a slowly evolving storyline, is also reminiscent of Quatermass. In my opinion, Children of Earth is a masterpiece of British Science Fiction, with an outstanding performance by Peter Capaldi.
Then it all goes wrong with Miracle Day, which is too long and. after an intriguing opening, ends up going nowhere.