Sunday, March 20, 2011

Torchwood rides again.

Recently thanks to Netflix Instant I discovered the BBC show Torchwood

After finishing the series with "The Children of Earth miniseries I then, in a backwardsy way, discovered Doctor Who.
I've enjoyed the slightly more serious tone that Torchwood had over Doctor Who's sometimes wackiness. Torchwood had much more of a british X-Files type of tone to it with just enough dark humor so not to take itself entirely too seriously. I high recommend giving it a go, by the third episode you should be throughly hooked.
And I was sad when I finally finished the series but I am getting jazzed from the news I found on IMDB that this summer they are resurrecting the show for another miniseason.

Dubbed Miracle Day it looks to add some known American actors, Mekhi Phifer ("House"), Bill Pullman and Lauren Abrose ("Six Feet Under") to the cast along side known Torchwood agents Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper.
From the press release:
One day, nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next,and the next, people keep aging — they get hurt and sick — but they never die. The result: a population boom, overnight.

With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four month’s time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural event – someone’s got to be behind it. It’s a race against time as C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy. The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking “What is Torchwood?”, he’s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever.

I gotta say I am salivating to feast my eyes upon this new entry into the Torchwood cannon.

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