I'm a big fan of Doctor Who, Torchwood and Russell T. Davies, the man who brought back The Doctor and his spin off series Torchwood to the BBC. Now he's partnered up with Starz and brought Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper to America starting tonight.
“Torchwood,” premiering July 8, stars John Barrowman (“Torchwood”, “Desperate Housewives”) as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles (“Torchwood”, “Little Dorrit") as Gwen Cooper, Mekhi Phifer (“ER”, “Lie to Me”) as Rex Matheson and Bill Pullman (While You Were Sleeping, Independence Day) as Oswald Danes.
The last time we saw them it was in a five episode mini-series called Children of Earth, which was excellent and a big hit for BBC America. You can watch them all on Netflix Instawatch. Anyway, I have a friend that told me this new story arc gets very interesting as the show develops, but it's ten episodes long so I imagine it'll take a little longer to develop.
And the fourth season is anything but boring. This time around, the planet is in chaos and no one is dying. While eternal life seems like a cool concept, it's not. People keep aging and keep feeling pain, and hospitals and cities are overcrowded and running out of resources.
I haven't seen it yet, but I'm hoping for the best. Enjoy.