Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Torchwood is terrible. I heard good things about the Children of Earth mini but that was long after I gave up on it. A real embarrassment to Doctor Who. A spinoff of a kids' show with gratuitous sex and profanity? What were they thinking?
Also, Smith is the best Doctor since Tom Baker.
First season of Torchwood was shit. It was a cheesy alien-adventure show, with people randomly swearing and going at it.
Then it got good.
Then Children of Earth came out, and it go amazing. Definitely recommend. They're making another mini-series as well.
I find mini-series to be the best format for television. You get a bigger budget, and rather than a bunch of stand alone stories, you have a great giant one, shorter than a full TV season, but longer than a movie trilogy. The perfect compromise, with no need to make needless filler. I think more shows should be like that, and most Sci-Fi stuff as well.