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4.0 out of 5 stars Quite a jolly adventure
Asylum's quite a jolly Torchwood adventure, and not as dark as some of the TV episodes. As such, it is suitable for listening by a younger audience. I often wince during the Big Finish Doctor Who audio adventures at cloying continuity references, and the BBC Radio Doctor Who adventures in the 90s were ludicrously bad and poorly scripted. So, for me, Asylum was very...
Published on 26 Aug 2009 by Mr. K. Mahoney

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3.0 out of 5 stars Limited
There's something of the typical fan fiction about this drama, which lacks the grit of the television series. One of the problems with this kind of works relationship to the wider canon is that its limited ability to change the course of the main series stunts its capacity to introduce any radical elements. Consequently the ending, where a story might offer a more radical...
Published 22 months ago by Mr. RB FORTUNE-WOOD


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3.0 out of 5 stars Only For The Die-Hard Torchwood Fans!, 22 Aug 2009
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This review is from: "Torchwood": Asylum (BBC Audio) (Audio CD)
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This audio adventure of Torchwood is lacking something and that something is that the story just isn't all that good, it's about as average as you can get.

The storyline deals with a young halk human half alien girl that has come through the Rift in Cardiff from earth's future where her family were murdered by humans of that time. Nothing wrong with that but I found myself not really giving a damn what happened to her to be honest.

This is effectively Gwen's story as she is the driving character of the Torchwood three in this play, she is the one that tries to comfort the girl aginst Jack's wishes and the story ends with nothing really confired either way.

This is the second Torchwood audio adventure that I've heard and the first one wasn't all that good either which leaves me with the conclusion that Torchwood is a televisual concept and perhaps should remain so, it doesn't suit the audio format unlike it's big brother, Doctor Who.

I listened to this after the fantastic TV story Children of Earth so maybe that's where the problem lies, it just seemed so small and insignificant compare to that masterpiece of TV drama, an unfair comparison perhaps but there it is.

As a casual Torchwood fan I found this disappointing the more die hards may love it and that's just as well because they are the group that this CD story is aimed at.
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