Torchwood: Pro-American TV From The BBC
I think I’ve found the most pro-American show on television. True to form, its not produced in Hollywood.
Growing up, I was obsessed with “Dr. Who.” In the seventh grade I wore a Tom Baker style scarf to school every day (Baker and Davidson are my favorite “Doctors,” if you understand what that means, feel free to have it at in the comments). I thoroughly enjoy the “reboot” that currently airs on the SyFy channel and recently stumbled across its spin-off “Torchwood.”
“Torchwood” is an odd blend of “CSI,” “The X-Files,” and “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.” It follows the adventures of Torchwood, an above-top-secret agency that monitors alien activity on earth. Their headquarters in Cardiff is above a “rift,” a sort of rip in time and space that lets creatures from other planets and dimensions, as well as other time periods, in and out of our world.
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There are errors in this review (ie Jack's real background; the Boeshane Peninsula, the misspelling of Davison's name, failure to understand the Welsh culture), but the gist of is pretty thought provoking! I'm glad this review of the show is even handed, because I was afraid the Right was going to trash it due to the violence and homosexuality. At least they figured out that Children of Earth shows Big Government at it's worst and has some pro-life themes as well.
For a while now, I thought Jack displayed Neocon tendencies. I'm glad this reviewer thought the same thing. I also squeed at the Gwen-Sarah Palin comparison of course!
ETA: I didn't see the need to apply an American interpretation to the show, but apparently it's needed for many to get the drift. Also too, many of the issues AREN'T in black and white, a point the reviewer missed.
ETA 2: The more I read your comments, the more I question the author's argment. Again my attempts to reconcile my politics with my fandoms failed!
ETA 3: Congrats ONTD_P, you have convinced me that this review is EPIC FAIL!