Doctor: Runaway Bride + Torchwood and probably spoilers →
spoilers. no more warning.
That was decent. I like Doctor Who better than anyone on this side of the pond probably should, so I was just happy to have something new to watch. I thought the effects were okay, someone had complained to me that they were really terrible in this one. I really liked the alien ship. Sort of a crystalline/cobweb cross. I hate spiders though. And the Empress's facial expressions and general mannerisms were way over the top. Very glad the bride-that-wasn't didn't want to stick around. Saw some interesting bits in the previews. Black Dalek on the Tardis, rhino aliens, etc.
When does the new season start anyway? Winter? Spring? Summer? Fall? Gerbil?
The newest Torchwood was perhaps above par for the series. The show could be good if it worried less about acting "mature" by cursing and screwing as much as possible and more about dealing with aliens. A couple or three episodes have been pretty good but overall it comes off like one of the crappy syndicated scifi shows that were all over the place stateside for a while, trying to capitalize on the success of Star Trek and/or X-Files and failing terribly.
Ignoring some weak story ideas, I think the main barrier for me really enjoying Torchwood is that thus far Capt. Jack and Owen are the only two characters that I like. I do really like the Torchwood music though, so the show has that going for it.