It's catch-up time as we take a look at the concluding episodes of Torchwood: Miracle Day, and render a verdict for the series. And demand that one of this year's debuting characters meets the Eleventh Doctor.
After a couple of atypical episodes, "End of the Road" is on a more typical Miracle Day flight plan: talkier, more gradual. Matt Hills argues this is part and parcel of the show being a suspense thriller, not an SF action romp, and I agree. And yet, this slower episode gives me a chance [...]
So. Was it good for you, too?
Of course, curse me for not being able to single out a reason why it struck such a chord with me beyond the most obvious distinction between this and the previous episodes — besides John Barrowman finally coming off the sidelines, that is.
(My son totally wanted [...]
Does the sixth episode of Miracle Day regain its footing with what is essentially Part Two of "Escape from the Overflow Camps"? Somewhat surprisingly, yes!
Aaaannnnd we're firmly in Children of Earth-level darkness territory with the fifth episode of Miracle Day. Spoilers ho, of course, as I mull over whether I'm starting to go wobbly (in not a good way) over the show's direction.
(Torchwood being Torchwood, and Jack Harkness being Jack Harkness, this podcast is slightly more explicit than usual.)
Archivist and Chicks Dig Time Lords co-editor Lynne Thomas joins me as we discuss the merits of the frequently-derided first season of Torchwood — thus bucking the conventional wisdom that it only "got good" with Children of [...]
In which your humble correspondent defends the pacing of Torchwood: Miracle Day thus far, whilst citing Huw Buchtmann's excellent blog, but notes that Miracle Day doesn't perfectly mesh with previous seasons…
The Torchwood Paradox (It's heavy! It's "crackfic"!) rears its head even more vividly in the second episode of Miracle Day, "Rendition." Spoilers ho! Afterward, guest reviewer Barnaby Edwards (not the Dalek one, the New York one) tackles Tony Lee's Big Finish debut, "Rat Trap."
Spoilers mild (for the first episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day) and not-so (for part one of Torchwood: Web of Lies for iOS) ahoy!
Thanks to a blogger conference call hosted by Starz and BBC Worldwide Productions, I had the chance to ask Russell T. Davies why he thinks Torchwood caught fire in the United States. Earlier, Jef Burnham from filmmonthly.com raised a question I also asked in 2MTL 219: what's the future relationship between Doctor Who and [...]
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