Torchwood – Season 1 Review

I feel like Torchwood has kinda got a bad reputation since it aired. Billed as the “adult” version of Doctor Who, the show lived up to the description. It’s full of the sort of violence, swearing, and sex that would make The Doctor blush. And yeah, some of it’s pretty silly. And a lot of it hasn’t aged particularly well. But once you get past that, it’s a really fun science fiction show with a consistent first season – with a good number of episodes that are truly superb. 

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The Walking Dead – ‘Morning Star’ Review

I don’t know how they do it. Even after ten years – and the same amount of seasons – nothing gets me hyped like a big battle on this show. This time it ‘s the battle for Hilltop. And judging by the end of this episode, our heroes are going to need a miracle if they hope to win. 

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The Walking Dead – ‘Squeeze’ Review

The Walking Dead is back! After a strong couple of seasons, the show returns with aplomb and delivers an episode that’s terrifying in a number of different ways. Picking up with the gang stuck in a cave system, surrounded by Alpha’s horde, they begin the difficult journey out. And as they slip and scurry through holes in the rocks, the episode title, Squeeze, begins making sense. 

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What I’m Reading – ‘Batman and Robin Vol. 1: Batman Reborn’ by Grant Morrison

Batman is dead! Or so everybody thinks. He’s actually been sent back in time through a complicated series of events involving Darkseid, omega beams, radion bullets – but as far as anyone in Gotham knows, he’s dead. After a brief battle for the cowl, Dick Grayson is the new Batman. And Damian Wayne is the new Robin. It’s up to this oddball pair to restore order to Gotham. And with it being Grant Morrison, things are going to get weird.

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Doctor Who – ‘Can You Hear Me?’ Review

Team TARDIS are split up this week, as The Doc drops off the group for a return trip to Sheffield. And this episode has what you’ve come to expect from Doctor Who; science fiction nonsense, spectacle, aliens and monsters (some of the best we’ve had in a while too). But it’s far more concerned with the well-being of the companions, something the show all too rarely touches upon. And we discover that when these guys aren’t battling intergalactic threats, they’re fighting their own demons back home.

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