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Miracle Day: The New World (8 Jul. 2011)

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In an American prison child killer Oswald Danes is given a lethal injection but fails to die. CIA agent Rex Matheson is one of several severely injured hospital patients who should be dead ... See full summary »

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In an American prison child killer Oswald Danes is given a lethal injection but fails to die. CIA agent Rex Matheson is one of several severely injured hospital patients who should be dead but survive. The phenomenon is worldwide and the press dub it Miracle Day,when noone dies. Rex's colleague Esther Drummond attempts to contact the long disbanded Torchwood and is visited by Jack as a result. The pair survive an attack by a bomber - after Jack - whilst the bomber,though blown to bits,goes on breathing. Gwen and Rhys Williams are living in seclusion in Wales with their baby when Gwen's old colleague Andy tells her that her father Geraint is one of the sick people who cannot die and that the world will be over-populated in a matter of days. Rex and Jack arrive in Wales to bring Gwen back to the States with them. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The picture of Captain Jack that Esther finds in the CIA archives, is actually a still from _Doctor Who {The Empty Child (#1.9)}_ which is the episode of Doctor Who in which the character of Jack first appears See more »

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Torchwood: Miracle Day review.
30 January 2012 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I'm English and ever since the BBC relaunched Doctor Who and launched Torchwood I have been a dedicated fan.

When the BBC first advertised Torchwood: Miracle Day I was excited. Torchwood is an amazing series which I adore but, unfortunately Miracle Day was rubbish. I watched the entire series in hopes of it redeeming itself but it didn't. I blame the US company Starz for this decrease in quality. Because of the co-production between the BBC and Starz, this series was 'americanised' and lost its charm. It tried to make a quintessentially British program appeal to the US market and as a result lost many British fans.

I found that Miracle Day featured the overused plot of a CIA agent going on the run in an attempt to avoid arrest and clear his name after being wrongfully accused of a crime he did not commit. The action was mediocre and a bit boring in places. However, I did find the fact that Gwen was constantly telling Americans who kept on calling her English that she is Welsh, faintly amusing as this is quite a common mistake.

One other thing that irked me about this series was that it was aired in the US, Canada and Australia nearly a week before it was aired in the UK. I mean Torchwood is British, it should be aired in Britain first or at least on the same day it is aired in the US. To be honest, I think the BBC should stop trying to cater to the US market. It is, after all, the British Broadcasting Corporation. British TV shows are great, they don't need to be altered to fit a foreign audience. So what if the US has a bigger market? If they don't like it, tough luck! You don't see Glee or the Vampire Diares being altered to suit a foreign audience, do you?


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