TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH Review

Torchwood: Children of Earth - (l to r) Ianto (Gareth David-Lloyd), Captain Jack (John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles)

Torchwood returns to television tonight, July 20, 2009, for a five nights event, TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH. Each episode will air at 9pm on BBC America every night starting tonight until Friday. Trust me, you don’t want to miss it.

Torchwood is without a doubt one of the best shows on television and with Children of Earth, they once again prove how great British TV shows are, and that it’s not about how much money you put into a show, but how well it’s written.

In Torchwood: Children of Earth, what starts out as an ordinary day quickly becomes a nightmare when every child in the world stops. It’s like they have been frozen in place. Then they all begin to speak at once with the same voice announcing: “We are coming.”

That scene is one of the creepiest scenes that I have seen. Just a bunch of children paralyzed and repeating in a deep voice: “We are coming, we are coming, we are coming.” But what’s coming? That’s what Torchwood and the British government are trying to find out.

Torchwood: Children of Earth - Day 1 - Captain Jack (John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles)

After watching all five episodes, I am left so excited at how unbelievably good Torchwood: Children of Earth is, but also depressed that it was over so soon.

While I still miss Tosh and Owen, seeing Jack Harkness, Gwen and Ianto back in action was beyond exciting. Every single episode will leave you wanting for more as we learn more and more about the latest invasion of Earth. But knowing the team, you probably know that they won’t give up without a fight. Their journey will be filled with betrayal, tragedy, and the team won’t be the same by the end of the 5th day.

I don’t want to give too much away because it’s really an event you need to experience, but if you are a fan of Torchwood, then you will absolutely love Children of Earth. And for those of you who haven’t seen Torchwood before, you might want to give it a shot. While you might not know all the backstories between the characters, you can definitely understand and enjoy this new story.

So make sure you don’t miss Torchwood: Children of Earth starting tonight, July 20, and every night this week at 9pm on BBC America.