I am quite shocked, because I actually enjoyed it so very much. If enjoy is the right word, which anybody who’s seen it yet will certainly agree with. BUT. The Children of Earth – it had an actual plot that wasn’t made of poo, sparkles, rainbows and unicorns thinly kept together by gossamer strings of sparklypoo, with the only redeeming quality being sex, gay sex, gay sex with aliens, and hot aliens having gay sex.
It had plot! The plot was brilliant! And I was, like, Go get them, Rusty! for the first time in my life, and just, wow, because he did go and totally pwned them yay.
(Also, I absolutely disagree with the ridiculous interpretation that TCOF was an artistic expression of a gay man’s anguish caused by his inability to have children. Srsly, STFU fandom. Some people don’t want children, and all sorts of stuff, and, gee, projection much? FAIL, fandom, FAIL)
There was character development! And what the scaryface!beaurocrat woman person did at the end, was, while totally expected in a way, because they zoomed in on her face a couple of times, so it was clear she was up to something – but it was still completely out of the blue when she did what she did. IT WAS MADE OF WIN. And Lois, Lois was brilliant too, and it was quite heart-wrenching to watch her being constantly humiliated by people more privileged than her, which also had those ugly racist overtones, and it was just perfect the way they wrote it because YES.
Also, it wasn’t racist. RTD wasn’t racist. YAY. MIRACLES HAPPEN.
Also, there were no psychotic refrigderator!mothers, psychotic mothers, manipulative old mothers, bitter old mothers who ruined their lives and now take it out on everybody else, and no psychotic sadistic lesbians. In short: RUSTY’S MUMMY ISSUES DIDN’T SHOW AT ALL, NOT EVEN ONCE. IT WAS AWESOME.
Also, I was so absolutely sure they would reboot everything, especially after they killed off the person they killed off in Day 4. AND THEY DIDN’T. YAY. I hate people rebooting stuff when they kill off too much cast D:
iN SHORT: TORCHWOOD: THE CHILDREN OF EARTH WAS THE BEST SCIENCE-FICTION THING EVER TO COME OUT OF THE GIANT PUBLISHING HOUSES OF URSA MINOR. WATCH IT NOW!1!1!1!1!!!!