AngusWolfe wrote:Series two of Broadchurch was a bit naff.
Looking at rewatching Torchwood: Children of Earth or restarting Misfits, any opinions?
I never watched Misfits. Probably would be up my street actually. I find I do like a lot of e4 stuff that's homegrown rather than american tv shows they bought in. I might add it to my Netflix watch list. I mean, I'll still never watch it but I'll be happier knowing it's on a list of things I might watch if I could be arsed.
As for Torchwood, you've seen it so your opinion supersedes mine, but I thought that show as a whole was VERY hit and miss. They had some great episodes, but some balls too. I do like the 5/10 part single arcs they did with Children of Earth and Miracle Day but they ****ed up the whole thing when they reduced the whole of Torchwood to 3 people - Jack, Gwen and Ianto. I know this might sound stupid since a 5 member team isn't words apart from the 3 member team, though Ianto was basically the tea-boy. And Gwen also lacks any real special skillset. So basically they were from 3 useful members to 1. That's less a critique of CoE and more just about the choices within the show itself (be they creatively or financially motivated).
I started re-watching the old HBO series Oz. For those who haven't heard of it, it's set in a prison and features a reasonably large cash and has a pretty brutal take (which from what I've seen in documentaries is actually toned down) on reality. It's a pretty good show and I can't recall how much of it I saw at the time.
I also binged on House of Cards S3 this weekend. I kinda need to rewatch the whole thing as I am slightly struggling to remember a lot of the subtleties especially about how minor characters end S2. Was good, but I wasn't as much into it as S1 or S2.