Torchwood: Miracle Day–What The Hell Went Wrong?

I am not a huge Torchwood fan, but it is watchable and I have a soft spot for British sci-fi. (Misfits in particular is quite good). That said, “Torchwood: Miracle Day”  was  a major disappointment. Not to belabor the point, but  10 hours felt like 1o years and the story just dragged. There is perhaps four hours of worthy content and six hours of fluff.  I also recognized a couple behind-the-scenes alum from the”X-Files” that clearly know how to create tight story lines and epic scope. Clearly they were just working for the coffee breaks because both elements did not appear in Miracle Day.  Oh, here is a helpful hint for the next series, if this does not kill the show: social commentary works better when it is subtext  not tedious, obvious exposition.  I despise writers that feel a need to beat me over the head with a cricket bat with their political/social/economic beliefs.

Torchwood: Miracle Day is really tragic. Because not only was this a waste of some good talent, it is yet another nail in the coffin of larger-budget, adult sci-fi shows.


Trask, The Last Tyromancer



Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.

One thought on “Torchwood: Miracle Day–What The Hell Went Wrong?

  • September 12, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    It was never originally clear if there was going to be another season after Children of Earth. Then there was talk of an American series, which attracted a lot of negative reaction. So someone decided that a hybrid approach, an Americanized British Torchwood was the way to go.

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