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Torchwood Series 2: Love, Loss and Our Humanity

Going beyond physical desire, Torchwood‘s second series tackles the big questions of our human identity. What makes us who we are? And if we feel human, does that make us so?

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Retro Recap: Torchwood, Episode 2.07, “Dead Man Walking”

After last week’s shocker, you would think the viewers would be watching our favorite characters deal with the death of one of their own. However, one of the indisputable laws of the Torchwood universe is that no one stays dead for long. The theme of¬†immortality¬†runs strong through the show, given that Jack is resurrected at […]

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Torchwood Series 1: Sex and Mortality

Torchwood understands that our desire for sex, for connection, is wrapped up in our sense of mortality.

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Pop Culture

Morality and Immortality in the Who-niverse

Immortality is a quality of gods and monsters. Zeus, Odin, and the monotheistic God are all immortal, but so are vampires, zombies, and the devil (Voldemort did try his damnedest, though). It is then unsurprising that a tension between moral and immoral immortality would appear in works that feature the possibility of living forever.

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Being Human 1.10: “Dog Eat Dog”

This week, Sally feels like she’s not part of the team, Josh is kidnapped and Aidan starts a turn down a really dark path.