Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    Despite these quibbles, Children of Earth is still good fun, if not good, exactly.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 68
  2. Negative: 8 out of 68
  1. Sep 18, 2010
    1
    While visually OK and well acted, this abbreviated season snuffed out my love for the show.
    I am very disappointed, it was so dark and
    While visually OK and well acted, this abbreviated season snuffed out my love for the show.
    I am very disappointed, it was so dark and depressing and frankly completely out of character. After I finished episode 5 I wished I hadn't bothered. With plot holes big enough to fill a TARDIS, the storyline will leave you bitter and angry.
    If I wanted to see endless political deception, suicide and murder I could just watch the news. This story brings out the worst in everyone, especially the writers. A textbook case of destroying a great television show.
    When you liked Torchwood and its characters in the first two seasons I can assure you there is no need to watch this third season of the show. It was badly written and plotted and not worth anyones while.
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  2. ScottVanL
    Sep 1, 2009
    3
    Dull, dull, dull, goes nowhere and doesnt really do anything apart from kill off another cast member! Too much build up to a poor finale! Go Dull, dull, dull, goes nowhere and doesnt really do anything apart from kill off another cast member! Too much build up to a poor finale! Go back to a full proper season with well crafted episodes please! Full Review »
  3. ms
    Jul 29, 2009
    9
    Just watched the run last night off iTunes -- makes Daleks and Cybermen look like buckets of sunshine by comparison.