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Goodbye Torchwood: For Now or For Good?

Torchwood: outside the government, beyond the police. Fighting for the future on behalf of the human race. The 21st Century is when everything changes — and Torchwood is ready.

After the mini-series of “Children of Earth“, no one was quite sure what the future of Torchwood would be. Now that “Miracle Day” has ended, we are in that same predicament. Moving to an American production team with Starz, Russell T. Davies took a big leap of faith bringing the Doctor Who spinoff to the states. In this series, the underground team of Welsh alien hunters, who are now reduced to only Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, both of whom were forced into hiding, form an unlikely alliance with two rogue CIA Agents, Rex Matheson and Esther Drummond, to investigate the phenomenon that is preventing anyone on Earth from dying. That is, everyone except the formerly immortal Captain Jack, that is. There were some slow points, but overall, I think this series was another wonderful ride. Instead of looking at the weaknesses (which have already been documented by many critics on both sides of the pond), I have decided to highlight the big wins this season.

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My Favorite Things: Week 3

It’s the most wonderful time of the year approaching. Although I am not a huge fan of the holidays in general, there are some things that still make me smile.

Egg Nog

Every year, I look forward to having some of this wonderful, heavenly beverage. Although homemade is usually the best, the store-bought kind is pretty good. For those who are hesitant to try the delicious drink, I would say start with the store-bought and cut it with about 1/3 of milk for texture. It is good cold or warm, virgin or with a kick. The best? Add a dollop of fresh whipped cream, a TINY drop of vanilla extract, and a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg on top.

Egg Nog Latte

My warm cup of Egg Nog Latte - Homemade

Torchwood

I know I am WAY late to this party, but I have enjoyed catching up (thanks Netflix streaming). Torchwood is a spin-off of Doctor Who (Torchwood is actually an anagram of those words). As I mentioned in last weeks favorite things, I grew up watching and loving Dr. Who. My father wasn’t around while I was growing up, and my sisters were really close, which left me to my own devices many times. So, I spent a lot of time with my grandfather (who helped to raise me most of my life). He let me make things in his workshop, gave me my own tool box and bench. He bought me many comic books as well because I loved super heroes (unfortunately, I didn’t save most of them except for all 12 original Watchmen). He took me to see Star Wars more times than I can count and supported me as a girl who embraced her geek side.

Although this is a much more modern and adult science fiction series, I know it is something he would have loved to watch with me. The dashing Captain Jack Harkness is an amazing character that everyone falls in love with. I also applaud the show for being very open about sexuality and showcasing all types of love stories, including many with LGBT themes. It isn’t the best picture, because many people were trying to bump their way in, but here is a picture I took of John Barrowman (who plays Captain Jack) at Comic-Con 2009.

John Barrowman

Help me, Captain Jack Harkness - You are my only hope!

I vow to get a MUCH better picture this coming summer :)