Thursday, June 17, 2010

TV Meme: Day 17

"30 Days TV Meme"

Day 17 | Favorite mini series

Torchwood: Children of Earth was recently nominated by the Television Critics Association for being one of the Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries, and Specials. I wholeheartedly agree with them since it was not only the best miniseries I saw last year, but one of the best things that aired on TV and my favorite. This one-week 5-episode miniseries served as the third season for Torchwood, but one needn't see the first two seasons to appreciate the absolute brilliance of this five-hour masterpiece.

Like any good miniseries, it packs a wallop with not much time. Apart from being an absolute game-changer for the show itself, its characters had to deal with the most brutal and epic of problems: the children of Earth are being controlled by an unseen alien force. Think about that for a second and think about how BIG that is.

While the sci-fi aspects were definitely riveting, it's always about the characters. The personal revelations and struggles that the lead characters endure in this episode were must-see TV, but special shout out to Peter Capaldi (Into the Loop) who delivered such a nuanced and strong performance, stealing scenes from every other character.

I can't recommend this miniseries highly enough. It's risky. It's epic. It's riveting. It is plainly just bloody amazing TV. And when I say bloody, I mean that in every sense of the word. Find a way to watch this. Now.

Read my SPOILERY thoughts on every episode of Children of Earth:
Day One - Day Two - Day Three - Day Four - Day Five

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