Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Torchwood: Children of Earth

There's lots of excitement out there over the Torchwood: Children of Earth series, currently playing on BBC America. I heard about it from the splendid "What's Alan Watching" blog, hosted by Star-Ledger critic Alan Sepinwall. It's the Internet's most intelligent discussion of high-quality television (not an oxymoron these days).

This is the third season of Torchwood; the first was reportedly fair, the second better, but this one's supposed to be awesome. If you get cable, you can watch Torchwood on the aforementioned BBC America. Or you can purchase and download episodes on iTunes (which also offers a free 10 minute making-of download). Or pre-order the DVD on Amazon for its July 28th release.

Torchwood is loosely descended from Dr. Who, which started out as a long-running camp/cheesey/wonderful series, but was recently recreated in a slicker and hugely lauded BBC series. Dr. Who's first season boxed set costs $58 on Amazon, but you can get it for about $40, including shipping, from Amazon.co.uk.

1 comment:

Kirk said...

Don't know whether you watched it last week, but it was awesome. And, despite my name, I am generally not a fan of science fiction.

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