Iain wrote:The BBC has been looking for a good kids timeslot replacement for Sarah Jane Adventures since the actress passed away, I wish Class all fortune in its run.
More a restrained version of Torchwood rather then kid friendly. Bits of well done nudity, more violent in way deaths are done, adult themes, that sort of thing.
We really enjoyed Class
, I felt it was better then Doctor Who has been in terms of consistency but Doctor Who is hamppered by it's very nature whereas Class could just concentrate on Coal Hill and it's characters. Avoided after first episode being Doctor Who centred and allowed to become it's own thing, action well done, some good but not great monsters including the main baddie, a good overarching story as well as individual ones without doing the twists.
While the adventures are fun, the key bits are the characters. The group of teenagers reluctantly overseen by the show's star Miss Quill (Katherine Kelly) are a good mixed group that are easy to warm to, a good young cast, there is a lot of humour, the show does "things aliens hiding amongst humans might struggle with" very well without overdoing it. The family stuff is intresting when done but got squeezed to sidelines over eight episodes, the secondary romances really work with charm or humour but the main one
is rushed and lacks chemistry as a romantic duo.
All hail Miss Quill!
“You, are a rebellious son who abandoned his father. You are a cruel brigand who murdered his lord. How can Heaven and Earth put up with you for long? And unless you die soon, how can you face the sight of men?”