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|Torchwood The Complete First Season |
Actors: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Lloyd, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori
Directors: Alice Troughton, Andy Goddard, Ashley Way, Brian Kelly, Colin Teague
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Separate from the government, outside the police, beyond the United Nations, Torchwood sets its own rules. Led by the enigmatic, ever watchful Captain Jack Harkness, the Torchwood team delves into the unknown and fights th... more »
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Jason D. (grimace) from EAGLE, ID
Reviewed on 12/27/2014...
Though a spin-off of Doctor Who, Torchwood is quite different. It's darker, but I happen to think that's a good thing. The cast is awesome (who doesn't love John Barrowman?), and it completely sucked me in to the story.
Carlos A. Melendez | San Juan, PR Puerto Rico | 02/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've never watched a single episode of Dr. Who, so if you are feeling a bit undecided on TW because it's a spin-off of Dr.Who and you've never watched the Dr. any way, then don't be. I have been watching TW since the 1st episode and I love it. It has a lot of action, drama, humor and there is some same-sex snogging(kissing) so if that bothers you don't watch. It all centers around a group of people that work at TW an organization that was formed to deal with alien threats on Earth. There are a few TW offices and this one happens to be in Cardiff, where Captain Jack says there is a rift in time and "things" from "out there" keep popping up in Cardiff. The series begins with the introduction of Police Constable Gwen Cooper, our link to TW so to speak for we are as lost as Gwen is when she stumbles on them. There is Captain Jack Harkness a guy from the future and the past, Ianto Jones the "gopher" coffee/tea maker but he will become much more then that in due time, Owen the doctor and resident ladies man, Toshiko the computer wiz.
To give you an idea of the series here are the episodes and a brief discription, no spoilers promise,and rating 1star worst 5 stars great.:
Epi.1: Everything Changes- Gwen Cooper comes across TW, and Jack discovers that rules aren't always followed. 5*
Epi.2: Day One- TW has to stop a sex addicted alien as it leaves a trail of dead bodies.5*
Epi.3: Ghost Machine- Gwen gets hold of an alien object that gives you visions of past crimes.4*
Epi.4: Cyberwoman- Ther's a dark secret in the basement of the Hub. Even jack is unawareof it, but Ianto knows.And he'll go to any lengths, sacrifice anything and anyone, to protect what's down there.5*
Epi.5: Small Worlds- A withdrawn child has some very gruesome friends.4*
Epi.6: Countrycide- TW team goes investigating in a deserted village and find themselves out of their elements.5*
Epi.7: Greeks Bearing Gifts- Tosh gains the ability to read minds after receiving a special gift.4*
Epi.8: They Keep Killing Suzie- A series of murders are linked to Torchwood, Jack and the crew turn to the one thing that might help, resurrect Suzie Costello. But was this a fluke or does Suzie have other plans?5*
Epi.9: Random Shoes- The invisible spirit of a hit and run victim tries to convince Gwen to locate the alien that might have been responsible for his death.4*
Epi.10: Out of Time- A 1950's passenger plane arrives in 21st century Cardiff, can the TW team help them assimilate to modern life?5*
Epi.11: Combat- The team discovers a ring of that are kidnapping Weevils (aliens) for there own mixed up reasons.3*
Epi.12: Captain Jack Harkness- The Captain and Toshiko are transported to WWII Cardiff, there Toshiko soon finds out that being Japanese at this time is not that good and they meet the real Capt. Jack. Back in the present the rest of the team have to battle there own demons in order to find a way to bring their friends back, but things are going to go horribly wrong.5*
Epi.13: End of Days- The rift is splintering, strange things are happening all around the world.These events resemble those in the prophecy of the arrival of Abaddon, the Great Devourer, who will lead the world into shadow and bring about the End of Days...5*
So ends season 1 of this great series, I recommend you get it in Blu Ray because this is one of the few shows that is actually filmed in HD, and it looks incredible. I really like the interaction between the characters and the way they all seem like very rounded individuals and not paper cut outs. There are a lot of extras in these discs, they are full of lots of fun stuff.
Great for mature adults!
Honesty | Westover, WV USA | 11/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Torchwood" is to "Doctor Who" like "The Dark Knight" is to "Batman;" same source material, but different. Dark, intense and incredibly funny; Torchwood is for adults who like SF with a British/Welsh accent. Doctor Who can be intense, just not as consistently or deeply as Torchwood. Yes, there is sex in the series and 95 percent of it is heterosexual. I've gulped a couple of times at how graphic they sometimes make it, but I figure I'm just not use to it. The homosexual sex is pretty much limited to intense "snogging" (kissing.) There is no "gay adgenda" in the show, just diverse people doing their diverse thing. BTW, I'm a 54 y.o., heterosexual, American woman who selfishly wishes John Barrowman was straight and a little older; he's gorgeous and, from what I've seen on the DVDs and his website, is as sweet as he can be. Hooray, Torchwood!"
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William Reed | 06/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Torchwood, is as the product editorial says is a spin off of Doctor Who, but unlike most spin offs, you do not need to watch or follow Doctor Who to watch it as it is truly self-contained.
Torchwood is kind of like the the British version of X-Files, if it was created and aired by HBO. Basically that means that there is a lot of stuff that has been touched on like same-sex relationships and romance to affairs, but at the same time never leaving the scope of the plot, so you are not bogged down by these scenes. Every episode is basically contained with in themselves so the story lines does not really follow each episode. There are the exceptions like with the two part episodes, or when they have to bring back something to help bring a story around.
Overall I will give this 10 out of 10 and can not wait for season 2 to come out on Blu-ray (Come-on BBC release Season 2 on Blu already).
I also would recommend that you watch this 10 episodes of Doctor Who, as it gives some more insight of Capt. Jack:
# The Empty Child (21 May 2005)
# The Doctor Dances (28 May 2005)
# Boom Town (4 June 2005)
# Bad Wolf (11 June 2005)
# The Parting of the Ways (18 June 2005)
# Utopia (16 June 2007)
# The Sound of Drums (23 June 2007)
# Last of the Time Lords (30 June 2007)
# The Stolen Earth (28 June 2008)
# Journey's End
And these episodes of Doctor Who to learn more about Torchwood:
# Tooth and Claw
# Army of Ghosts