‘It gets better,’ Jack Harkness remarks, perhaps having viewed the rushes of Episode 7, ‘then it gets worse again.’ If any story is a microcosm of the season as a whole, it’s this one.
Doctor Who returns following an extended summer break to provide us with a viewing alternative to the myriad reality shows that have appeared back in the schedules. And my word, is it good to have the show back!
Written by and starring Simon Bird, Jonny Sweet and Joe Thomas, this new comedy pilot from Channel 4 could be, if we were being lazy, described as The Inbetweeners: 1914.
There's a moment in 'End of the Road', the latest instalment of the cross-Atlantic sci-fi drama, when Gwen Cooper looks on in befuddlement, clearly not following what's going on, and utters in frustration, "Bollocks!".
The body of Spooks with very little of the brains, the first episode of Sky1’s Strike Back: Project Dawn offers much in the way of nudity and action, but little in the way of a compelling narrative.
Sometimes, it’s the simplest things that are the most disturbing; and the single most grisly scene so far in Torchwood: Miracle Day is as uncomplicated as it is grimly effective.
Wow! Rani from The Sarah Jane Adventures has grown up, hasn’t she? Not so long ago, she was fighting aliens in Bannerman Road. Now, she’s all legs and seduction, stirring up Beaver Falls’ very own love quartet.
And so we finally get round to seeing some of Jack's past that has so curiously been alluded to throughout the series. Not only that, it looks like the genesis of the "miracle" is explained too...
‘Torchwood’s gone,’ Rex tells Vera in the fifth instalment of Miracle Day. ‘It’s just a name, these days.’ Yet for a number of reasons, this is perhaps the most Torchwoodian episode of the series yet.
Three weeks in, and the show is avoiding some of the worse gross-out gags that plagued the first episode and is mining a new seam of sentimentality, thanks to that mainstay of teen drama: parent-child relationships.