Random Squawk about the new Torchwood

Ripped mercilessly from a Facebook thread once I realized how long it had gotten:

I can’t believe they picked a preachy *and* medically-oriented topic for the first (and certain to be last) US-based Torchwood outing. šŸ˜¦ The story has been crawling – the whole thing would’ve been at best a two-parter during the BBC run, and jamming everything together would’ve given it more energy.

Long story short, they should’ve made this long story, er, short. šŸ˜‰

Oh yeah, and the character portrayals are wildly inconsistent – Esther Drummond especially. I’ve gone from being curious and interested in the first two episodes, to screaming at the TV pretty much every scene since… This new Torchwood is just, well, stupid.

The thing that made all the awkward and bizarre cast of the BBC series work was that I cared as much for the team as what happened in the stories. This time around, I find myself caring very little about either.

Something truly amazing will need to happen in the second half for them to pull out of this terrible nose-dive, but just remember: this is a 10 episode series… Think of how much ground would’ve been covered in the old show, how much character development, how many different mysteries and subplots seeded and bloomed. And what have we with “Miracle Day” so far? People are going to live forever, and the drug companies are exploiting their neverending pain for profit. And… NO WAIT THAT IS THE WHOLE STORY, TOLD IN 5 HOURS! WTF?!?

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