Sunday, January 16, 2005

Review: Torchwood, Episode 2.1, "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang"

The second season premiere of Torchwood is absolutely fantastic (broadcast in the UK on BBC Two earlier today, it'll also be shown on BBC America in ten days).

The first season started off slow and finally hit a stride in its second half, but the second season looks to be strong right out of the gate with an increased sense of humor and much more action. Head writer Chris Chibnall accomplishes this in "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" without sacrificing the sexy science fiction that fans have come to love about the show.

It's great fun watching James Marsters (Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer) swagger around as...

Warning: spoilers below, please highlight the white space with your mouse to read them.

...the amoral Captain John, Captain Jack's ex-partner in more ways than one. The promised kiss between Marsters and John Barrowman (Captain Jack) is smoking hot. Also, yay for Gwen and Rhys getting engaged, and Captain Jack asking Ianto out on a date!

I look forward to the rest of the season, especially the two episodes penned by Cath Tregenna, who wrote two of the best episodes of the first season ("Out of Time" and "Captain Jack Harkness").

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