Torchwood 2.5: Adam review

Review

Adam

Quantity-ratings (click here for guide to rating system):

Wordbuilding  World-mapWorld-mapWorld-map
Gore                Weevil-chompWeevil-chomp
Dancing           CarysCarysCarys
Angst               Tear-stained-pizzaTear-stained-pizzaTear-stained-pizzaTear-stained-pizzaTear-stained-pizza
Aliens              Philoctetes

On Angst.

“I met a, a Christian in Christiansands
A Devil in Helsinki”

Tricky, the song Christiansands (used in the episode.)

Angst!  Angst is a word perhaps associated with overblown drama, but the emotional turmoil that each of Torchwood’s five characters go through in this episode was subtly and finely played by each of the actors.  Gorman and Mori were both doubly impressive as Owen and Toshiko as they played (radically different from the norm) temporary variations of their characters.

Episode Quality-rating: GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

The best episode of Season 2 so far, better than the best of Season 1 too.  A magnificent episode which sustains its magical atmosphere throughout.

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3 Responses to “Torchwood 2.5: Adam review”

  1. FrillyShirtCyberman Says:

    I just finished watching this one. It’s quite good and the role reversal (with Owen being nerdy and Tosh being happy) was quite good!

    A few tantalising clues about Cap Jack are also greatly appreciated (even if the baseball game was a bit maudlin) … the sand bit left me intrigued for more.

    Fiver? sure it is!

  2. John Nor Says:

    Yes, Frilly, it is brilliant. I enjoyed it on two levels – the story and the excitement at the thought that Torchwood would actually have an intriguing arc this season.

  3. Peter Cordes Says:

    Great, except for the ending. If you’re going to retcon yourself on purpose, leave yourself a note. Waking up to find the whole team was retconned should make them all EXTREMELY suspicious, so they could have just left notes that it was on purpose, not a breach of security.


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