I liked it. Nice atmosphere and setting, it took it's time to settle in, all characters work well and are believable and I just do not understand how anyone could dislike Andy. Also, keeping the monster a mystery was probably a bonus.
My CultBox review has gone up this morning - in short, loved this! A poignant Torchwood tale of love, loss and regret. Great to see Andy acting under his own steam too, as far more than the comic relief.
Broadcast Engineer, DW & audio drama fan, reviewer for CultBox & IndieMacUser, Marmalade maker, Nimon apologist
I'm not entirely sure why, but I thought this story was one of the best entries in the range for a while. Like I say, I can't put my finger on why I enjoyed it so much, but enjoy it I certainly did! I like the ambiguity of "monster", I loved the character work, and I was just thoroughly absorbed throughout. I also quite liked how this story had a bit of an Omega Factor vibe to it. I'd love to see them do more stories like this with Andy, as sometimes I think they play into the comic relief side of the character too much. If they stick with this kind of story with him in the future though, I'll be there like a shot!
I just re-listened to this one and I think I missed some things the first time around. This was just beautiful. Oh, it was terrifying, but the stories being told of these 3 men in this are just wonderful. The performances are understated and just perfect. The direction they were given was great. These parts could have been done in a more aggressive, confrontational way, with Merl being defensive throughout. And I'm so glad that it wasn't. I switched my vote to a 5/5. It's a wonderful story.
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