Torchwood: Miracle Day

Season 1 Episode 5

The Categories Of Life

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Aug 05, 2011 on Starz

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  • Time to wrap it up.


    This episode was so tedious that I ended up fast forwarding through this episode for the last 30 minutes. The characters are getting worse as this story goes on. How many cliche sexist comments can that damn camp head fit into one sentence? That didn't make me like him less; it made me disgusted with the script writer's complete lack of nuance. Esther's character is hard enough to deal with in every episode without the writer's cramming more hackneyed characters in the mix. On top of that, the story is just dragging to the point that I don't really care what's causing the "miracle" any more. This show worked much better with one hour story arcs. Even Children of Earth was pushing its luck as a mini series, and clearly Russell Davies didn't learn anything about developing a serial in the process.