Torchwood Ends With (Severely Flawed) Greatness

I realized something while watching the Torchwood second season finale: I'm a Torchwood fan. Not just a Doctor Who fan who watches Torchwood, but an actual fan of the BBC's spin-off series. I can't actually think of any other reason why I would have enjoyed the last episode as much as I did. Click through for a full… » 4/08/08 1:00pm 4/08/08 1:00pm

Torchwood Shocks Our Nipples With Sudden Greatness

Wow. The latest Torchwood episode was amazing, and not just for this chloroforming, nipple zapping scene. If only "Fragments" had aired during season one, preferably as the second or third episode. It would have made the BBC's Doctor Who spinoff seem like a much cooler show, and might actually have improved the other… » 3/24/08 4:30pm 3/24/08 4:30pm

Torchwood Should Be Called "It's All The Doctor's Fault"

Is Torchwood's Captain Jack the worst boss in the universe? He sexually harrasses the employees, he creates a hostile work environment, and he shoots you down when you show some initiative. And yet, even though I would never want to work for Jack in a billion years, this was easily the best episode of the Doctor Who… » 3/20/08 5:00pm 3/20/08 5:00pm

Torchwood: Too Much Crying, Not Enough Shagging

Wow. I could have chosen any one of the 500 cheesy soap opera moments from last night's episode of the BBC's alien-hunting show Torchwood, and then made fun of it for five paragraphs. But any show that can pull off such a spot-on riff on Peter Jackson's Dead Alive pretty much gets a free pass from me. (It does lose… » 3/06/08 3:30pm 3/06/08 3:30pm

Torchwood Has Finally Broken Our Brains

How you feel about this clip probably determines what you think of last night's Torchwood. If you think this is a moment of supreme bathos and ranty drama, which spoon-feeds you what you're supposed to be learning about the characters, then you probably won't be too fond of "A Day In The Death Of." On the other hand,… » 2/28/08 2:30pm 2/28/08 2:30pm

Alien Torture Porn Is The Only Good Part Of Torchwood

This scene from last night's Torchwood almost made me puke and cry, it was that good. The whole business with the callous humans abusing yet another alien visitor for financial gain was incredibly well done, and really horrifying. It was one of the best examples of a humans-are-the-real-monsters story ever.… » 2/07/08 2:30pm 2/07/08 2:30pm

Violating Your Civil Rights Makes Torchwood Crew Horny

An alien infiltrator stabs a random guy in the chest seven times, in front of his wife and kids, then stabs him in the head so hard his blood spatters on the wife's face, in last night's Torchwood. It was easily the most brutal episode of the Doctor Who spin-off so far, notwithstanding last season's trying-too-hard… » 1/24/08 3:00pm 1/24/08 3:00pm