On the whole, I enjoyed this collection. I like the world in which Torchwood is set, and the two stories that book-end this are occasionally difficult to listen to, and more political than most of BF's Torchwood output. As espionage-type stories, they do the business, albeit in a neccessarily heightened setting. Of the two middle stories, well, I loved Colin Alone. There's always one story that leaps out and grabs me more than the others (earlier tales The Man Who Destroyed Torchwood and A Kill to a View spring to mind), and here, it's poor Colin's story. I may be alone in my opinion of Misty Eyes. Clearly it is a tale putting the character of Gwen through the emotional ringer, resulting in an emotive triumph for the character - but I'm afraid this isn't my kind of story: simple as that. So I can't say it was bad; I just found it shrill and loud, with arguments between characters who all sounded the same. I might listen to it again and completely change my opinion - but that is true of any story.
An excellent story for Gwen which gives proper closure to what happened in Aliens Among Us and serves Ng well in the process. If this is to be Eve Myles’ final performance as the character, it’s certainly fitting and is a real high note to go out on.
An interesting detour into the world of data-driven “journalism” with some thinly veiled real world incidents in the mix. Not really sure why Torchwood felt the need to get involved in the first place though, as everything here is depressingly human until the very last twist.
Just finished listening, and it's bloody (Torchwood) fantastic. I'm pretty sure I've said it before, but last year I felt that Torchwood had hit a slump, and was treading water with the same few characters in solid, but bland hourlies with only one or two truly great releases. This year has been a marked improvement, to the point where I would say it's been one of the best years for Big Finish Torchwood in a while. As for the individual stories, I would say my highlights were Misty Eyes and Aliens Next Door, but both Colin Alone and Moderation are top-notch as well. I do find it quite interesting that this series was originally going to be about a global pandemic, then changed due to the global pandemic actually happening, and it seems to now be about an evil AI(Is it the same one from Tagged in Aliens Among Us?) as AI has become one of the biggest talking points in the world.
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