Excuse me while I haul my huge critical appendage out into the fresh air, but last nights' episode of Torchwood was actually pretty good. Looking back, as much as I have wanted it to be good, it's been laboured, illogical and downright silly in places, when it should have been sharp, clever and fun. Never mind all the 'adult theme' bollocks, which is just an excuse for lesbian snogs every other episode it has constantly struggled to find a voice for itself. It can't be like Dr Who 'cos Dr Who is for kids, but it can't ignore it's source because it's been conspicuously referencing it's parent show every week.
Last night it seemed to find it's feet. The setup was good, the guest actor was great, the story was interesting and apart from a slightly shit ending featuring the line "There are some things we aren't meant to know", and a blink and you'll miss it demise for the baddie, it rolled along nicely. I even found myself warming to the characters a bit more, apart from the thin mouth pathologist who is still a wanker, and the one who had the cyberman girlfriend, who needs to get out more.
The bloke in charge needs to spend more time on a script supervisor and careful editing and less time on night time shots of Cardiff from helicopters and it might actually be good stuff.