- Mar 20, 2004
So who else is watching the Torchwood: Children of Earth mini-series on BBC America? What do you guys/gals think?
BBC America is also airing it as a five day mini-series. They started this past Monday which means Day 3 is airing even as I write this. So far each episode seems to about 1:15 in length with a 15 minute 'Inside Look' behind-the-scenes show airing after.Tell us when it's finished airing over there so we can talk about it properly. They showed it here in the UK a couple of weeks ago on successive weekday nights, so all done in 5 days flat. Don't want to give any spoilers away
I thought it was obvious what his intentions were because of the scene where he is talking with the PM (was it the PM or another title?) and the PM says that the children of somebody of on the cabinet had to be included so that the public has sympathy for the government. The minister's response that they are "only girls" and the PM has seen what the 456 intend to do with the kids. Right after that the minister then puts in the request for the gun and when he gets home he has his wife take the kids upstairs to their room.... Who thought the minister was only going to kill himself when he pulled the gun out in his house after defying the government and being told his children were to be taken?
I was sat watching that scene with a couple of people and they all insisted he was going to kill himself yet I stated he was going to kill his kids and then himself. It seemed the logical decision to make under the circumstances! ...
Good example. The ending of The Mist caught me off guard a bit when I first watched it since it was not the 'warm fuzzy feeling' ending that most Hollywood films are afflicted with.
Watching the council making the decision, it was chilling seeing the progression from talking about "children" to "units" being handed over. The writers did a fine job of showing how in extreme situations people are capable of defending their morally questionable actions.And i think I remember all the ministers had their kids saved because of being on that council of war. It was that minster speaking out and saying it was wrong that resulted in his kids being put on the list.
It would be interesting to see the US audience reactions if shows like Torchwood & Primeval were shown on the major broadcast stations instead of only available on cable stations and even then not a lot of people with cable get BBC America so their Torchwood & Dr. Who watching is restricted to the cuts on the SyFy Channel.We've also seen a number of blogs on major news websites over here discussing the use of school tables to skim off the worst of the worst for that required number the aliens required! They have been quite interesting to read, showing the mini series was watched by a quite mainstream audience over here. ...