Category Archives: Spinoffs

Children of Earth: Day Two

Last episode left us in a tense place: Jack was blown up along with the Torchwood tower and Ianto remains unaccounted for.  Gwen is alive, but injured.  This episode opens by adding to the tension: someone is actively working on … Continue reading

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Children of Earth: Day One

The  last episode of Torchwood season 2 was a gut wrenching powerhouse that left us weak in the knees and wondering where we would go from here.  The answer is: into a dark place.  If there’s one thing that resonates … Continue reading

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Exit Wounds

When I said I’d give Chibnall a 50/50 chance at pulling off a strong finale, I would never have expected him to deliver.  Exit Wounds is a hard episode to watch.  It’s a powerful episode that will leave you shaking.  … Continue reading

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Fragments

Once again, I am amazed at how solid Chris Chibnall’s writing can be when he does  human drama.  It seems when he tries to add science fiction to the mix, he gets it a bit wrong but when left to … Continue reading

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Adrift

When Adrift started, I was a little let down to see that Chris Chibnall wrote the episode.  I have lost faith in his writing recently and had forgotten that when it comes to human drama, he actually can write.  Adrift … Continue reading

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From Out of the Rain

When Torchwood gets it right, we can really get some great episodes.  It’s a shame the quality was so up and down during the first two seasons because episodes like From Out of the Rain really prove how good Torchwood … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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