Author Archives: DrAcrossthePond

Something Borrowed

I think any series totally bereft of comedy cannot sustain and we’ve had two very heavy episodes of Torchwood in a row.   The chuckles during those death-centric episodes are minor at best.  Then we come to Something Borrowed and things change.  … Continue reading

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Tacoma

As I’ve said before, I’m a big fan of the video game platform Steam.  It’s my go-to for all games.  But Epic Games has been doing some really impressive things since Covid kicked in and one of those things is … Continue reading

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A Day in the Death

Last week I mentioned how Torchwood is not a series “burdened” by joy.  To be clear, I mean it’s not a show that is often very happy, so it’s very suited to darker storytelling, certainly more than its parent series, … Continue reading

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Underwater

Taking a week off the video games reviews, I thought I’d share another surprise.  I don’t watch many movies during weeknights.  Work takes up a lot of my time and by the evening, I just want to play some PC … Continue reading

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Dead Man Walking

When you’re reviewing a series, sometimes you assess things on what you see and then an episode later, you are proven wrong and have to retract your words.  That’s the case with Dead Man Walking, written by Matt Jones. When … Continue reading

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Far Cry 5: New Dawn

I mentioned last week that Far Cry 5 is a stunningly attractive game and the series in general has the formula down to a science.  All true.  Now, I don’t typically go for expansions to games because most of the … Continue reading

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Reset

Torchwood continues to evolve and this episode feels like it could have been the start of a far more successful run for the series but it does fall foul of something Star Trek was doing years earlier by being afraid … Continue reading

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Far Cry 5

Lately the PC game market has been a bit barren.  Games I have on my radar are months off and I get a bit bored waiting.  Sometimes you need something to sate the hunger and that means going back to … Continue reading

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Adam

This episode of Torchwood effectively does two things really well: it gives us backstory into Jack (pre-Doctor Who) and it gives us a really disturbing view of how memories define us.  Without them, we are not who we think we … Continue reading

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Meat

Finally, an episode of Torchwood that doesn’t feel like a stand-alone story!  Yes, we had a 2-part story last season, but that’s not what I mean.  All the episodes seem to fall into a “view-in-any-order” style show.  Back when I … Continue reading

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