The Hour is never less than compelling television, but on the occasions when it really steps up its game, it becomes something rather unmissable.
‘Torchwood located,’ C. Thomas Howell’s nameless assassin announces at the beginning of ‘Escape to L.A.’ - and although, of course, he’s talking about the newly-formed team, he could equally be referring to the show itself.
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.