Five episodes in and Falling Skies remains a curious and somewhat frustrating show. It’s got a classic sci-fi premise, yet something about it never quite convinces.
If you're expecting answers and resolutions after last week's electric showdown then you may want to recalibrate your expectations.
Wow, it's Eighties week in Torchwood! The fourth instalment of Miracle Day features appearances from ex-'80s movie "stars" C. Thomas Howell and Mare Winningham, whilst there's another tip of the hat to The A-Team.
Three instalments in and the new series of Torchwood is already suffering from homesickness. Miracle Day has become more mundane than miraculous.
Beaver Falls is the latest comedy from the E4 stable that has previously brought us Skins, The Inbetweeners and Misfits. On the evidence of this first episode, they have another homegrown winner on their hands.
Last week’s opening episode of BBC Two’s latest foray into quality original period drama featured a lot of set-up. That’s not to say it was dull - far from it - but at times the exposition threatened to overwhelm.
And so along comes the much-touted Jane Espenson (Buffy, Caprica, Game Of Thrones) and her first episode for Torchwood: Miracle Day. But will the incredibly experienced genre TV writer come up with the goods?
‘The next six hours is going to be filled with boredom, followed by monotony,’ CIA agent Rex Matheson remarks at the beginning as he boards a transatlantic flight with the manacled members of Torchwood in tow, but the subsequent episode is anything but dull.
Continuing directly where the explosive first episode left off, we find Captain Jack, Gwen and Rhys (and the baby!) being extradited by CIA Agent Rex Matheson and his sultry colleague Peterfield.
Timing for the BBC's new television news-based drama could hardly have been more apposite, with the recent News Of The World and Rupert Murdoch debacle raging on.