Category Archives: Spinoffs

Torchwood: Escape to L.A.

My time watching Babylon 5 really made me aware of the impact the writer has on the show.  I realize that should go without saying, but I never paid attention to it until the 90’s.  By the time I’d seen … Continue reading

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Torchwood: Dead of Night

Well it was bound to happen.  One thing I’ve learned over years of TV viewing is that the Brits tend to tell a story and if that story can be done with 3 episodes, or 5, or 6… they tell … Continue reading

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Torchwood: Rendition

Miracle Day continues with Jack and Gwen being taken to America.  Rhys is left behind to do “spousal stuff”.  The episode is then broken into two main parts: the framing of Esther Drummond and the poisoning of Captain Jack Harkness.  … Continue reading

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Torchwood: The New World

I won’t deny that I was not looking forward to revisiting Miracle Day.  For me, Torchwood ended during that amazing season three, with Children of Earth.  However, it’s been some time since last I watched this 10-episode arc and episode one does … Continue reading

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Children of Earth: Day Four

Day 4 illustrates the power of the 456 and leaves the audience breathless.  The episode offers backstory to dull the shock of Jack’s day 3 revelation and then it kicks us while we’re down.  Kicks us, punches us, spits on … Continue reading

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Children of Earth: Day Three

It has got to be said that this season just doesn’t let up.  It’s well-written, excellently acted, and the direction is amazing.  This is what Torchwood should have been doing from the start.  But it’s problem really is Captain Jack … Continue reading

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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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