TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “Immortal Sins” – Review #1

John Barrowman in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Kai Owen, Sharon Morgan, Nana Visitor, Tom Price, Daniele Favilli Writer: Jane Espenson Director:  Gwyneth Horder-Payton Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: August 19, 2011 In the seventh episode of the all-new BBC/Starz co-production of TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY, “Immortal Sins,” no good deed goes unpunished as Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) takes center stage – finally! Gwen (Eve Myles) races to deliver Jack to mysterious parties in exchange for her family, while Jack remembers a former lover and a nightmare involving his immortality back during the heyday of American immigration. Some […]Read On »

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TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “The Middle Men” – Review #2

Eve Myles in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Lauren Ambrose, Arlene Tur, Jonathan Spencer, Frederick Koehler, Jason Brooks, Tom Price, Marc Vann, William Thomas, Ciera Payton, G. Lane Hillman, Lena Kaur, Liz Jenkins, Ernie Hudson Writer: John Shiban Director:  Guy Ferland Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: August 12, 2011 Now that there’s only four episodes left of the new TORCHWOOD series MIRACLE DAY, let’s discuss the evolution of Jack (John Barrowman) from a leading man into a pretty looking prop. When the first couple of episodes started, it seemed that while Jack didn’t […]Read On »

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TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “The Middle Men” – Review #1

Marc Vann and Alexa Havins in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Lauren Ambrose, Arlene Tur, Jonathan Spencer, Frederick Koehler, Jason Brooks, Tom Price, Marc Vann, William Thomas, Ciera Payton, G. Lane Hillman, Lena Kaur, Liz Jenkins, Ernie Hudson Writer: John Shiban Director:  Guy Ferland Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: August 12, 2011 In the sixth episode of the all-new BBC/Starz co-production of TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY, “The Middle Men,” the action takes place on two fronts as Gwen (Eve Myles) and Rhys (Kai Owen) struggle to save Gwen’s father from the incinerators at a camp in Wales. […]Read On »

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TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “The Categories of Life” – Review #2

John Barrowman in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Lauren Ambrose, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Arlene Tur, Candace Brown, Tom Price, David Grant Wright, Mark Saldana Writer: Jane Espenson Director:  Guy Ferland Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: August 5, 2011 Well, I love TORCHWOOD in pretty any size, way, shape, or form, but the thing I feared the most is blatantly clear in the fifth episode of MIRACLE DAY entitled “The Categories of Life.” The fear that I am addressing is the way a show can lose steam if they are focusing on one single storyline instead of […]Read On »

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TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “The Categories of Life” – Review #1

Arlene Tur in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Lauren Ambrose, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Arlene Tur, Marc Vann, Olivia Hallinan, Tom Price, Randa Walker, Teddy Sears, Sharon Morgan, William Thomas, Bradley Bell Writer: Jane Espenson Director:  Guy Ferland Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: August 5, 2011 In the fifth episode of the all-new BBC/Starz co-production of TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY, “The Categories of Life,” the pace flags but the story grows much darker as the world adjusts to a new kind of humanity. The Torchwood team launches a risky infiltration of one of the overflow camps, uncovering a […]Read On »

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TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “Escape to LA” – Review #2

Arlene Tur in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Lauren Ambrose, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Arlene Tur, Candace Brown, Tom Price, David Grant Wright, Mark Saldana Writer: Jim Gray and John Shiban Director:  Billy Gierhart Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: July 29, 2011 It’s time for another episode of the BBC/Starz co-production of TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY, and while “Escape to LA” has things happening to further the plot, there’s a bit more dead space that the previous episodes didn’t have. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the new American infused TORCHWOOD, I’m just not sure I […]Read On »

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TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “Escape to LA” – Review #1

Lauren Ambrose in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Lauren Ambrose, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Arlene Tur, Candace Brown, Tom Price, David Grant Wright, Mark Saldana Writer: Jim Gray and John Shiban Director:  Billy Gierhart Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: July 29, 2011 In the fourth episode of the all-new BBC/Starz co-production of TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY, “Escape to LA,” Torchwood takes up residence at Venice Beach and plans their assault on PhiCorp while Esther (Alexa Havins) and Rex (Mekhi Phifer) wrestle with family problems that don’t get any better in a world where everyone has stopped dying. Meanwhile, […]Read On »

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TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “Dead of Night” – Review #2

Bill Pullman in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY - "Dead of Night" | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Lauren Ambrose, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Arlene Tur, Wayne Knight Writer: Jane Espenson Director:  Billy Gierhart Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: July 22, 2011 Last week I was speculating how long it would take to have the mysterious group behind “The Miracle” unveiled, and it looks like this week in “The Dead of Night”, the layers have started to peel back to reveal some of the machinations. PhiCorp is a pharmaceutical company that is stock piling so many meds and antibiotics they could keep the planet healthy for years, […]Read On »

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TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “Dead of Night” – Review #1

Alexa Havins in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY - "Dead of Night" | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Lauren Ambrose, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Arlene Tur, Wayne Knight Writer: Jane Espenson Director:  Billy Gierhart Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: July 22, 2011 In the third episode of the all-new BBC/Starz co-production of TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY, “Dead of Night,” the Torchwood veterans Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) join forces with CIA agents Rex Matheson (Mekhi Phifer) and Esther Drummond (Alexa Havins) after Matheson’s attempted rendition of Jack and Gwen goes horribly awry. On the run from their own agency, Matheson and Drummond have […]Read On »

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TV Review: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – “Rendition” – Review #2

Alexa Havins in TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY | ©2011 BBC Worldwide Limited

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Kai Owen, Bill Pullman, Arlene Tur, Paul James, Marina Benedict, Brian Guest, William Thomas, Sharon Morgan, Tom Price Writer: Doris Egan Director: Billy Gierhart Network: Starz, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: July 15, 2011 I like the tone of this series for TORCHWOOD better than the dark, bleak, and sinister overtones of TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH. That third series seemed so devoid of hope, that there was no possible way to end it on an upbeat note, and it didn’t. MIRACLE DAY is tense and engaging without giving us the darkness […]Read On »

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