I recently saw Torchwood
, the spin-off from the new Dr. Who series. It's sort of an X-Files meets Dr. Who, with more than a few winks to the original series. The big difference is that Torchwood is a lot less family-friendly than Dr. Who, with more grizzly deaths and PG-13 dialog. One thing the show has going for it is the show's lead character, Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman reprising the character he played on Dr. Who), an enigmatic man from places and times unknown who never the less approaches life with an level of self-confidence that's hard to match. He's the main reason to watch the show. Whether or not the series will measure up to expectations remains to be seen. But I intend to give it every chance.