Iain Clark (iainjclark) wrote,
Iain Clark
iainjclark

Torchwood in Good Episode Shocker

So who were that competent, well-adjusted bunch of people and what have they done with Torchwood?

Seriously, tonight's BBC2 episode felt like a different series entirely. There was cheerfulness, there was comunication, there was teamwork, and the emo-drama was kept to an almost unnoticeable minimum. Jack was likeable. Tosh and Owen had a sensible adult conversation without coming off like idiots. Anguished hand-wringing was toned down to near-naturalistic levels. Even the constant attempts to beat us over the head with Martha's awesomeness were rendered acceptable by Martha's inherent awesomeness. It was, dare I say it, strangely like someone set out to make an adult version of Doctor Who.

Don't get me wrong: I know it'll all collapse into a morass of angst and recrimination next week.

Tags: doctor who, television, torchwood
Subscribe

  • Tomorrow's Worlds: The Unearthly History of Science Fiction

    So part 1 of the BBC2 Tomorrow's Worlds documentary on SF basically ticked all the most obvious boxes (but in a more or less random order - quite…

  • Doctor Who - Listen

    I wasn't meaning to write reviews of Doctor Who this year, but bits of these spiky, slightly experimental episodes keep sticking in my head.…

  • My LonCon, Part Deux

    I shared my immediate emotional reaction to LonCon3 a few weeks ago. I think the moment has now passed for blogs about LonCon, but since I seem to…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments