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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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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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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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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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To the Last Man

If Torchwood has a failing as a show, it was that it never settled on a specific genre to work with, dabbling instead with every genre under the sun.  In To the Last Man, we have another time travel/ghost story.  But … Continue reading

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Sleeper

I’m tired of the up and down quality of Torchwood.  We had a really action-packed episode just one story back, packed with silly mistakes, but then episode two comes in with a slower character piece that is intensely good.  It’s … Continue reading

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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Torchwood is back for season 2 and we get an exciting opener.  Jack’s old partner (in more ways that one), Captain Hart, dressed for the Beatles Sgt Pepper reunion, is visiting and he’s bringing news of radioactive explosives hidden around … Continue reading

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End of Days

Lately, that title seems more accurate than normal but for Team Torchwood, it really does seem to be the end of days.  After the events of Captain Jack Harkness, Owen’s use of the rift alerted something that has been “moving … Continue reading

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