Sunday, April 20, 2014

Give Captain Jack Harkness his own TV show

This popped up on my Facebook feed today....


In an interview with Nerd B**tards, the 'Doctor Who' fan-favourite admitted that he'd love to return to the show… even if he has no idea whether or not he'll be back.
"I have no idea," he said. "I mean, that's not my decision, that's a decision for the BBC."
"The thing is, I go around with Eve [Myles] and people to these conventions and we see the humongous following that we have and also the hunger that there is for 'Torchwood'. If I'm asked to play Captain Jack Harkness again, I would do it at the drop of a hat."


It appears John Barrowman has truly heard the roar coming from his legions of fans and has publicly stated that he is interested in returning to television as Jack Harkness.

It's no secret that there is WAY more to tell when it comes to the life of Captain Jack. For example, how does he become the face of Boe? However, is it really necessary for all those adventures to be part of Doctor Who? I don't think so.

I'd like to take it one step further and say that the life story of Captain Jack Harkness deserves its own show. Flat out, John Barrowman should return to the Whoniverse starring in his own TV show. Yes, he was the focus of Torchwood, and Torchwood was awesome. However, Torchwood also ended in 2011. A lot has happened in the Whoniverse since then. The adventure opportunities for Jack have grown exponentially. I think a new show, written and directed by the right people, and in the hands of the BBC, could be bigger and better than Torchwood ever was.

The captivating, adventurous, and rather dashing character of Captain Jack, needs to come back. The fact that he would align himself with The Doctor is evidence that Captain Jack is a good guy. Beyond that, let's face it, Captain Jack is Han Solo. He's a badass, with an excellent sense of style, would die for his friends, and shows up to help save the day. Now imagine Han Solo had his own show. He can, because he's Jack Harkness.

Call it "Jack Harkness". Let the name imply that the story being told is important. This is how Doctor Who is done, this is how Jack Harkness should be done.