The second series of Torchwood finished with a bang (literally) on Friday night. It was pretty standard Torchwood fair – i.e. nothing was explained particularly well – but they did at least do the exit of Tosh and Owen pretty well. I thought Naoko Mori’s performance was fantastic, and Burn Gorman did pretty well too.
It concludes what was, in my eyes, a much better series of Torchwood. I think they’d listened to the criticism from the past series, and tried to adjust the tone accordingly. Although there is still quite a way to go, I have enjoyed watching this series – which is more than I can say for series one, which I found quite a trial at times!
Like someone on the Behind the Sofa blog suggested, if they’d just cut down a bit on the number of episodes it could have been really good.
Anyway, Saturday night saw the return of Doctor Who – and it got off to a great start! I watched a repeat of the Christmas Special with Catherine Tate last Christmas, and I thought then that she would do a good job. If “Partners in Crime” is anything to go by, that’s definitely true! The scene between her and her grandpa was really quite touching, and she has a real chemistry with David Tennant.
And Rose has returned! That was a very mysterious five seconds at the end of the episode – I wonder where it will lead.
The story itself was a fairly typical “first episode of the new season” one, but it was a good laugh and I enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to the next twelve episodes – I’m sure it will be “fantastic”!