If you don't watch Torchwood, and have never seen it, I have to tell you to check it out. I must admit that I wasn't as big a fan of the show as I was of Doctor Who, I mainly checked it out when I ran out of Who episodes as something to bide my time until there were more.
It's fantastic, though!
If you have checked it out, but maybe weren't hooked after the first few eps, "Children of Earth" is a great place to start. It sort of stands alone as it's own arc -- you don't necessarily have to have watched the show before to understand what's going on. Torchwood hunts aliens and that's about all the info you need. You would, however, have a bit of a spoiler for the first two seasons if you start with the mini-series. There are some deaths in season 2, but overall I really don't think you'd be ruining it for yourself. I mean, you'd still not really know how it happens.
Though the show is currently airing on BBC America, it has already aired in the UK and is coming out on DVD next Tuesday. So, if you've missed it this week, you have a shot at watching all five eps on Sunday, right before the new Doctor Who and the re-air of the first ep of Being Human (another promising show, as I've already seen the first half of the first ep). Or, you can just rent/buy the dvds and watch them at your leisure next week. How freaking cool is that?!
Effects are a bit cheeseball, true to BBC form (a bit on par with FOX) but I absolutely love it. Love it! I haven't yet brought myself to read the Doctor Who and Torchwood books, but I have to tell you, both shows really leave me craving more sci-fi tv. I think Eureka will be next on my rental list now.
And, for a little bonus, here's the link to the BBCA site for Torchwood.
Ok, tv moment over for the week. I'm going to get ready to watch Day 4 right now! Revelations about Captain Jack and maybe we'll see what's in the glass room. You won't read this until tomorrow, though, and by then I'll be chomping at the bit for the final episode.