Why Carry The Torch?

As much as I love Doctor Who and the Universe that surrounds it, my jury remains out on whether Torchwood genuinely deserves a second series. When you look at a quality US series, like the current Heroes that frankly has me gagging for more at the end of each and every episode, I find it hard to vocalise any justification for why the Who spin-off should live on.

Yes, I’m intrigued by the possibilities and what Jack might return with following his continuing voyages with the Doctor; but, I’m not exactly hanging off the edge of every news story and snippet about the series, white-knuckled with fear and anticipation about what the series might throw up next (or throw-up if the series continues in the mould of the earlier episodes).