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Sunday, October 2, 2011

TV show reviews: Torchwood: Miracle Day

Created on: September 15, 2011 Last Updated: September 19, 2011 Torchwood: Miracle Day takes an edgy, dark television show primarily targeted at adult viewers and turns it into a disjointed part of the Torchwood series. No longer does it seem like part of the Doctor Who franchise and instead it is almost as if it must be viewed as a separate entity altogether. Of course, Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) returns in the same lovable style as always and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) is again on top form, but the background and atmosphere is missing. The quintessential British approach to the show is missing and the Americanised approach to the show is evident. Instead of dark, night-time scenes, we have sunny shots of the beach. Cardiff, Wales, is replaced by a global backdrop and, instead of the creatures of the night that threaten the safety of the human race, the understanding of the world itself is completely changed. The preceding Children of Earth can be said to have had some of the same approach, yet to a lesser extent, and Miracle Day completes the transition from the Torchwood of the early seasons into its latest version.