Torchwood - Children Of Earth. A Review
Having now watched all five episodes I have to say that was one of the best stories Torchwood/Doctor Who have done, although how Torchwood can do a fourth series may well be problematic and they will have to work from scratch.
That said it was certainly one that chimed with the current themes of cynicism with the established order. We saw government and millitary display a shocking abuse of human rights and, behaving little better than Nazis, were prepared to sacrifice millions of children to a life of suffering so as to be left in peace. In fact I would go as far as to say that the punishments meted out to those responsible at the end (if any punishments were meted out), were pretty mild compared to what justice required.
As for Captain Jack Harkness, I suspect I am one of many fans who can say that my opinion of this character has gone downhill in a dramatic fashion. A man who is prepared to sacrifice his own grandson to a vicious and painful death for the greater good, is as corrupt and evil as the people he is fighting against. I suspect Russell T. Davies added this twist as a way of fleshing out further, Harkness's character, but it wasn't necessary and has permanently affected the development of Capt. Harkness and any future plot developments involving him. Its also turned Captain Jack fans away, possibly permanently
But apart from that. Absolutely brilliant. Eight out of ten.