I know it doesn't hit Beeb America until the 20th, but eff them. They'll probably edit it. So, for those who have seen the first two episodes so far, what do you think?
I'm impressed. I enjoyed the first season, but thought some of it was pretty sophomoric, or, more accuratley, some of the storylines tried too hard to be "adult," and consequently turned out to be pretty juvenile. The second season was much better, and I thought the cast really clicked.
This season is very tight. Sure, we're only 2 episodes in, but there are only five (damnit!), so we're pretty deep in. The story feels huge while at the same time focusing on Britain. The Torchwood team finds that some of the tools upon which they relied have become problems for them, and we get more character development for the Torchwood Three. They also address one obvious question we'd ask when faced with a global alien threat, "Where is Martha Jones?" I expect that she'd twig onto the fact that something was amiss and return, but she hasn't yet.
The other would be "What's Sarah Jane doing?" The problem with having Martha, Torchwood, and Sarah Jane all living in Britain at the same time is you should expect that all of them would be working on a solution to such a global threat, but since The Sarah Jane Adventures is aimed at kids, you can't bring her on Torchwood, which is clearly aimed at adults. Still, you'd think with her son and sidekicks chanting "We are coming," she'd do something about it. Maybe it'll get a mention in series 3.