Monday, April 09, 2007
... we have some good news! BBC America will be screening the Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood and spy drama MI5, known in the UK as Spooks, later this year. Torchwood will join the rather good Buffy-inspired Hex and a couple of other shows in a Saturday evening strand called (in what we must assume is a total failure of imagination and not just BBC America trying to annoy me) "Supernatural Saturdays. More after the jump...
BBC America are going to be theming most of their programming now (see here for full details) and there's plenty for sci-fi fans to enjoy. Spy drama MI5 qualifies as sci-fi in the same way as James Bond does and is worth watching for the same reasons (pretty people and cool bad guys) and because it really is insanely tense. Torchwood spins the Captain Jack Character off from Doctor Who, which delighted bisexuals across the known universe (see picture for evidence) and, whilst it's a bit ropey at first, it's pretty ace by the last episodes of the season. Hex I'm less familiar with but it's essentially a witchcraft-in-highschool affair and, according to some good friends whose judgement I trust (despite them being my friends) it's jolly good.
I also want to reccomend Waking the Dead on BBc America, which isn't sci-fi at all, but rather is like the clever, non-irritating version of the bastard love child of CSI and Cold Case (try not think about that too long, just enjoy the show - especially for the fact that the two main characters are... OVER 55 years old!!!!!)
Posted by Hey there, Skippy at 4/09/2007