I actually thought the newest couple of Torchwood episodes (‘Something Borrowed’ and the one after) were pretty good. (Note: if you haven’t watched the next episode, this may contain spoilers…)
‘Something borrowed’ did have a few moments which made me think “Hmmmm”, but for the most part they kept it pretty interesting all the way through. This could be because I always find “shape-shifter” stories a little intense, possibly because I’m always reminded a little of “The Thing”.
The next episode (in which a bunch of crazy travelling show people who have somehow escaped from film) wasn’t quite as good — i.e., absolutely no explanation of what was happening was given at all — and the suspense wasn’t done quite as well as Something Borrowed, but in general I think they pulled it off.
All in all, I’m glad to see Torchwood return to the more entertaining style of the first part of the series, after the weak previous couple of episodes!