Saturday, July 9, 2011

'Torchwood': Will 'Miracle Day' top 'Children of Earth?'

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After what seems like a year's worth of hype and chatter, "Torchwood: Miracle Day" finally kicked off its stateside Starz run on July 8. And while UK fans still have to wait until July 14 for the premiere, fans in the US can start to process this latest turn for the franchise.

With a two year absence on the airwaves, "Miracle Day" has a lot to live up to. Season 3, "Torchwood: Children of Earth," catapulted the series from fun "Doctor Who" spin-off to one of the most thoughtful contemporary science fiction series. It set a high bar.

Our first thoughts? The detail and scope of "Miracle Day" is about as big as television will allow, short of something like "Game of Thrones." The different locations, intense stunt work and effects and complex web of storylines give sci-fi chance to shine.

And while we admittedly love the premiere, subsequent episodes blow it out of the water. "Children of Earth" was taught, with a huge emotional pay-off, but "Miracle Day" seems poised to easily eclipse it.

Did you see "Miracle Day?" Let us know what you think in the poll.

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