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Review: Torchwood 2×11 – Adrift

 

There are two things you can rely on in life:

  1. The BBC messing around with its schedules. Gits. As Stu_N points out elsewhere, it looks like they’re clearing the decks for an April 5th start to series four of Doctor Who, so that means accelerating the broadcast of Torchwood. So BBC3’s showing episode 12 tonight and the finale’s next Friday, with a similar BBC2 schedule, which screws up my carefully planned out schedule. So screw it, I’ll review them as they come out on BBC3. There’s always the iPlayer if you haven’t got Freeview.
  2. Chris Chibnall. Occasionally, he might produce something that’s acceptable, providing he sticks within his limits. But when he tries to show range (why, Chris? You’re off to do Law and Order: London. You’re going to be doing the same script, every episode, for the next 15 years, if you’re lucky), he produces something absurdly bad, like Adrift.

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