Thus endeth Torchwood - very badly. http://ed-rex.com/reviews/television/torchwood/miracle_day/the_blood_line
While Doctor Who shows signs of life. http://ed-rex.com/reviews/television/doctor_who/the_girl_who_waited
Two for the price of one. Torchwood: The Gathering excoriation - I mean, review - at http://ed-rex.com/reviews/television/torchwood/miracle_day/the_gathering and Doctor Who: Night Terrors at http://ed-rex.com/reviews/television/doctor_who/night_terrors.
I feel almost shell-shocked. After reviewing eight episodes of Torchwood: Miracle Day, I'd almost forgotten that a television program set in the Whoniverse can actually be fun, that it can move.
As a bonus, Steven Moffat has slipped a pretty major change into that universe's cannon, one likely to upset both traditionalists and racists alike.
Of course, it's not all roses. To my mind, Steven Moffat's Who still suffers from a disregard for world-building and characterization that has been the sadly surprising hall-mark of his run as show-runner on the venerable franchise.
For the good, the bad, and the frustrating (with spoilers), Let's Visit Hitler at http://ed-rex.com/reviews/television/doctor_who/lets_kill_hitler.
It's really not getting much better. Religious and ethnic and class stereotypes, torture porn and cheap Christ allusion. Even the relatively sensitive gay love affair is, er, a trifle sullied, by murder and betrayal.
Oh Rusell T, Russell T, why has though forsaken we?
I've recently review Torchwood: Miracle Day.
The over-view is here: http://ed-rex.com/reviews/television/torchwood/miracle_day
My take on Episode one is here: http://ed-rex.com/reviews/television/torchwood/miracle_day/the_new_world
And my review of Episode Three is here: http://ed-rex.com/reviews/television/torchwood/miracle_day/rendition.
I don't imagine many people are reading this, but what the hell. If you've been wondering what's gone wrong with Doctor Who, I've figured it out. http://ed-rex.com/reviews/television/doctor_who/a_good_man_goes_to_war
"My shoutbox", eh? Is this the place where I engage in blatant self-promotion? If so, I thought quite highly of Fred Pohl's latest, and if you visit the following link, you can find out why. http://ed-rex.com/reviews/books/all_the_lives_he_led